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Community and National Conversations; Alumni Author

Two glass cases along the wall as you enter are put together by the library staff.  The tall glass case displays are focused on Community and National Conversations.  The shorter, center glass cases feature an Alumni Author.

Main Glass Case

The main glass case is just before our customer service desk.  This case can be reserved by any of our Otterbein community members for classes, clubs, and events.

New Books

The New Books display is on the second floor near the stairs.  The Circulation Supervisors coordinate this display, putting interesting new books from our collection on it.

Three Book Displays

On the second floor there are three book displays.  The tallest of the three is reserved for Common Book contenders, both past and present.  The other two displays can be reserved by community members.

Pop-Up Display

Currently highlighting challenged books, the Library celebrates Banned Books Week!

Alumni Author: David Mittler '72

The Alumni Author for the month of October is David Mittler, '72.  We are highlighting his trilogy that begins with Love, Eddie, continues with Legacy of Fire, and currently concludes with The Deliverer.  The other books on display are similar to Mr. Mittler's work and include mysteries, historical novels, and books about the history of Ohio, where all of his stories take place.

Community and National Conversations

Our Community and National Conversations display case is celebrating T&C's 100th anniversary!  That's right, our student newspaper/magazine was created in 1917 and still exists to this day, primarily in online form.  You can stop in and take a look at how the T&C has changed over the years, and when you're done, make sure you visit their website, T&C Media, for present day reporting!

Book Display: Mass Incarceration and Race

On the second floor, the center-most display currently features materials related to this year's Common Book, Just Mercy.  These books center on mass incarceration, racism, the death penalty, as well as white supremacy from the beginning of the United States through today.  In addition to print books, we have information about some of the ebooks in our collection, as well as films that you can stream on Kanopy.  If you need materials for your Common Book projects, or want to learn more about mass incarceration and race in the United States, borrow these materials today.