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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featuring Asian American Authors

Exhibit: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Visit the main (2nd) floor of John C. Hitt Library to view the winners of the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature and other books written by Asian Americans.

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL) is a set of literary awards presented annually by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).  Books on display include The Refugees and The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, I Hotel, 2010 National Book Award Finalist by Karen Tei Yamashita, The Making of Asian America: A History by Erica Lee, an award-winning American historian, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota and Black Bird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the prestigious Newberry Medal in 2017.

Location
John C. Hitt Library

Contact
Ven Basco
407-823-5048
Buenaventura.basco@ucf.edu

The World of Disney exhibit on display from April 6, 2018 through June 29, 2018

Exhibit: The World of Disney: Inspirations from the Baroque & Rococo

“The World of Disney: Inspirations from the Baroque & Rococo” looks at the imaginative and ambitious artistic and architectural projects of two men: King Louis XIV (1683-1715) and Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966). Using a variety of materials from the UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives and the Libraries’ General Collection, this exhibit demonstrates ways Disney elevated popular entertainment by emulating the elegance and grandeur of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture of Louis XIV’s Versailles. The exhibit was curated by UCF students Madison Clyburn, Chelsea Hilding, and Shatia Gordon for their class “Art of Disney” (ARH3888) with UCF Art History professor Dr. Keri Watson. The exhibit is on view on the 5th floor of the John C. Hitt Library from April 6, 2018 through June 29, 2018.

Two pieces from the Nature as a Linking Force: Temporal and Spiritual Life in Haiti exhibit

Exhibit: Nature as a Linking Force: Temporal and Spiritual Life in Haiti

Haitian art is a unique synthesis of different cultures, including indigenous Caribbean, African and European. In all societies, however, nature plays an important role in people’s daily lives. The newest exhibit from UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives, “Nature as a Linking Force: Temporal and Spiritual Life in Haiti,” celebrates the close bond between Haitian identity and nature. The show displays paintings of Haitian people enclosed in lush and vivid landscapes, voodoo rituals, and fantasy scenes. The exhibit was curated by UCF student and Special Collections & University Archives employee, Renata Nagy, and designed by Special Collections & University Archives book conservator, Christopher Saclolo.
The exhibit is on view on the 2nd floor of the John C. Hitt Library from Wednesday, April 4th through Thursday, May 31st.

New Books at John C. Hitt

New Books at John C. Hitt Library

New books enter the UCF Libraries system on a regular basis. At the John C. Hitt Library, we select those with interesting titles, eye-catching dust jackets, or timely topics to feature on a display. The books range in subject from photography, science, and history to poetry, novels, and biographies. The display, which is next to the seating area at the Research & Information Desk, changes around every two weeks.

Stop by. Maybe there will be one you want to take home with you.

Here is a small selection of the 50 books that are currently on the display:

 

Selection of 7 book covers from the March 2018 New Book display

 

To keep up with all the new additions to the New Book Display, follow our guide.

New Rosen Exhibit – America’s Native Spirit: The History of Bourbon

Our latest exhibit follows the history of bourbon from its roots in American frontier life to modern prominence as an internationally recognized spirit. As Scotch is a distinct product of Scotland and Canadian Whisky originates in Canada, bourbon is a product that is uniquely American. The exhibit includes materials from the library’s collection paired with a selection of distinct bourbon brands. Special thanks to Dr. Marissa Orlowski of Rosen College and the Sazerac Company Archives for contributing items. The exhibit will be on display through Spring 2018.

If you would like to read more about bourbon, check or request these books from the Rosen Library:

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