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American history is a broad and varied topic. It ranges from the native inhabitants who formed communities here thousands of years ago to the creation of a new nation of states to the dreamers who immigrate to these shores today. It is a vast tract of information to cover, but it is important that we all learn about our past. As Edmund Burke said in Reflections on the Revolution in France, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
The founders of the United States, beyond their faults and foibles, began this nation with a grand and noble sentiment of “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity….”
Never forget “We the people” is us.
Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the 20 titles on American History suggested by UCF Library employees.
1st & 2nd Floors
Restrooms on the 1st and 2nd Floors in the “back half” of the building are closed for renovation. Newly renovated restrooms are open on the 3rd and 4th Floors.
The “back half” of the library is closed on the 3rd floor for the installation of sprinklers. Need a book on the shelves G – HT? Find it in our catalog and click on the “Place a Hold” link. You will be notified by email when you can pick up your book at the Circulation Desk.
Quiet Study space remains closed for Construction.
Closed on all floors, use only in case of emergency.
More information about the 21st Century Library project is at: http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ You can check there for any work alerts. Earplugs remain available at the Circulation Desk.
It’s Pride Month! Time for shouting out the celebration of the LGBTQIA community (yes, there are more than lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in the queer community). June was chosen to honor the Stonewall Riots which happened in 1969. Like other celebratory months, LGBT Pride Month started as a weeklong series of events and expanded into a full month of festivities.
In honor of Pride Month, UCF Library faculty and staff suggested books, movies and music from the UCF collection that represent a wide array of queer authors and characters. Additional events at UCF in June include “UCF Remembers…6.12.16” which commemorate the shooting at the Pulse nightclub last year. These four events scheduled for June 8 (to avoid a conflict with other Pulse memorial events) include a blood drive at Memory Mall, an art gallery exhibit, “Reflections on Pulse” tribute event, and a “UCF Remembers” ceremony.
Click the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the 20 titles by or about LGBTQIA people suggested by UCF Library employees.
The Summer Knights Reading Challenge runs from June 1 to August 1, 2017 and is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff.
Submit the number of pages you read on our Summer Knights Reading Challenge guide. Check the leaderboard each week.
- Read the most pages overall and win a 6″ Amazon Kindle, courtesy of UCF Tech Product Center
- Read the second most pages and win a prize bag full of UCF Merchandise, courtesy of UCF Bookstore
- Read the third most pages overall and win a $25 Starbucks gift card
Grand prize winners will be announced August 4, 2017
- Read 500 pages and win a prize pack* We will keep track of the number of pages you’ve read. Once you reach 500 pages we will contact you to claim your prize pack. Prizes may be picked up at any UCF Library location.
*Prize packs available while supplies last
- Weekly drawings will be held for gift cards to Burger Fi, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Mellow Mushroom, Smoothie King, and Topper’s
Have questions or comments? Please contact us.