Concourse Display Case
This display contains the winning titles chosen for a number of presitgious book awards, both at the national and regional levels. The Kathryn A. Martin Library invites you to check out these recognized books. Ask at the Circulation desk for assistance.
First Floor Interior Displays
I Read Banned Comics: A Celebration of Challenged Comics and Graphic Novels
Kathryn A. Martin Library hosted an event celebrating graphic novels and comic books on Monday, September 22. Books from the UMD and Duluth Public Library collections were displayed, and visitors could enter to win a door prize, create comics-themed crafts, and chat with experts and other comics fans.
This event, co-sponsored by the Duluth Public Library, commemorated Banned Books Week, September 21-27, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."
The display case features frequently banned or challenged comic books and graphic novels available in Martin Library. For more information on Banned Books Week, see http://www.ala.org/bbooks/.
United Nations Day
October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
Check out the United Nations Day table on Thursday, October 23, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Kirby Student Center (across from the UMD Bookstore). There will be a United Nations quiz, prizes and information.
In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
According to the United Nations Day site, “UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.”
An exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.
MIDTERM ELECTIONS is the exhibit topic, presenting facts and information about U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate election results in midterm years from 1978 to 2010.
Fourth Floor Display
Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library Special Collections department invites you to view an exhibit from the Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection. The subject is NAMES. People may be unaware that many popular names were selected by earlier generations because of their biblical origins.
Guidelines for requesting a display case reservation.