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Wed31Aug Welcome Week Library Tour
1st Floor, Circulation Desk; 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Tour the library and learn how it can help you get the information, tools, preparation, creativity and access you need to be successful in your courses. Stick around after the tour to play our new Harry Potter Murder Mystery game and test your knowledge of Dunbar Library.

 

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  Welcome Week Library Tour
1st Floor, Circulation Desk; 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour the library and learn how it can help you get the information, tools, preparation, creativity and access you need to be successful in your courses. Stick around after the tour to play our new Harry Potter Murder Mystery game and test your knowledge of Dunbar Library.

 

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Thu01Sep Welcome Week Library Tour
1st Floor, Circulation Desk; 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Tour the library and learn how it can help you get the information, tools, preparation, creativity and access you need to be successful in your courses. Stick around after the tour to play our new Harry Potter Murder Mystery game and test your knowledge of Dunbar Library.

 

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  Welcome Week Library Tour
1st Floor, Circulation Desk; 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tour the library and learn how it can help you get the information, tools, preparation, creativity and access you need to be successful in your courses. Stick around after the tour to play our new Harry Potter Murder Mystery game and test your knowledge of Dunbar Library.

 

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Fri02Sep Game Night
Dunbar Library; 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Students, unwind from your first week of class with free pizza, soda and snacks plus board games, video games, a Harry Potter Murder Mystery, and more at Dunbar Library on September 2nd from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

The library will be closed for all other business, so relax, play, and enjoy as you wrap up the first week of classes. Wright1 card required for entry!

Library Game Night is sponsored by: The Boonshoft School of Medicine, CaTS, The Division of Business and Finance, University Honors, First-Year Programs, UCIE, Residence Life and Housing, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and Student Support Services

 

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Tue06Sep More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Register

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun! Registration is required.

 

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Wed07Sep Intellectual Property Day
Endeavour Room, Student Union; 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Attention small business owners, inventors, start-ups and entrepreneurs, did you know that 80% of your business is intellectual property? We can help you protect it!

Please join the Wright State University Libraries and Dayton Metro Libraries for Intellectual Property Day, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Wright State Student Union, Endeavour Room from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Intellectual Property Day will feature Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Midwest Regional US Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit, plus other representatives from the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as local speakers from the Raj Soin College of Business, Dayton Metro Libraries, Wright State Research Institute and Wright State University Libraries.

Session topics will include: Intellectual Property Basics, the Patent Process Registration, Trademarks, Things to Know Before Starting a Business, Marketing Research, Dayton Startup Week and the Wright State Patent & Trademark Resource Center.

Please register by September 3, 2016. Registration is free. Light refreshments will be provided. Register now and help us plan.

 

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Thu08Sep Weathering by Lucy Wood (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, September 8, to discuss Weathering by Lucy Wood. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

Pearl's body has somehow fetched up in a swollen river among wet stones and rotting branches. Meanwhile, in Pearl's dank house beyond the riverbank, her daughter Ada wanders dully from room to room, and her granddaughter Pepper fiddles with a camera that has no film. The ties binding these three lie tangled at the heart of a fine, strange novel about the pains of love between mothers and daughters. With rich descriptive passages and subtle undertones of magic realism, and what the New York Times called “the rewards of beauty and humanity,” Weathering is the first novel by Lucy Wood, winner of numerous awards for her collection of short stories, Diving Belles.

Join us for future Unwin(e)d Book Club discussions: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart (November 10), Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett (January 19), and The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (March 9).

Book club is free and open to the public. The book is available to purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 

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Wed14Sep More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
Register

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun! Registration is required.

 

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Thu15Sep RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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Wed21Sep RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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Thu22Sep Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Register

Does this scenario sound familiar? You've searched through many of the libraries' databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we'll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together. Registration is required.

 

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Tue27Sep RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You've heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we'll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

 

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Wed28Sep Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:35 pm - 4:30 pm
Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library's databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources. Registration is required.

 

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Thu29Sep Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
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Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs. Registration is required.

 

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  How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Register

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code! Registration is required.

 

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Thu06Oct RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Register

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun! Registration is required.

 

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Tue11Oct Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library's databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources. Registration is required.

 

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  3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Register

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let's face it, sometimes boring, articles. Registration is required.

 

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Wed12Oct RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Register

Does this scenario sound familiar? You've searched through many of the libraries' databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we'll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together. Registration is required.

 

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  Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 6:10 pm - 7:05 pm
Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You've heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we'll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

 

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Thu13Oct Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm
Register

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs. Registration is required.

 

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  Powerful Presentations (STAC Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In college, presentations are a fact of life. That doesn't mean they have to be boring. This workshop will feature rotating topics focused on helping students create dynamic presentations, including websites, infographics and more.

 

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Tue18Oct RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Register

You've searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper. Registration is required.

 

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Wed19Oct How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 6:10 pm - 7:05 pm
Register

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code! Registration is required.

 

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Thu20Oct Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm
Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You've heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we'll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

 

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Tue25Oct Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library's databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources. Registration is required.

 

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Thu27Oct RefWorks
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
Register

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and in-text citations? RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, can help users create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks and the many features offered.

 

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  Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Register

You've searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper. Registration is required.

 

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  3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Register

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let's face it, sometimes boring, articles. Registration is required.

 

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Thu03Nov Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library's databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources. Registration is required.

 

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Tue08Nov Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Register

You've searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper. Registration is required.

 

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  Movie Magic (STAC Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This hands-on workshop provides students with the skills to create compelling short videos using the newest multimedia technology. Topics will include proper filming techniques, utilizing green screen footage and creating engaging narrative films.

 

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  Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Register

Does this scenario sound familiar? You've searched through many of the libraries' databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we'll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together. Registration is required.

 

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Wed09Nov Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Register

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs. Registration is required.

 

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Thu10Nov Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, September 8, to discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. Elizabeth Gilbert calls Amy Stewart's debut novel, the first of what has grown into the Kopp Sisters trilogy, Girl Waits with Gun, "A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time."

Join us for future Unwin(e)d Book Club discussions: Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett (January 19), and The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (March 9).

Book club is free and open to the public. The book is available to purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 

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Tue15Nov How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Register

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code! Registration is required.

 

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Thu17Nov Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
Register

You've searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper. Registration is required.

 

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  Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You've heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we'll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

 

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Wed30Nov 3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
Room 241/242, Dunbar Library; 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Register

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let's face it, sometimes boring, articles. Registration is required.

 

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Thu19Jan Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, January 19, to discuss Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

With a premise loosely inspired by Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, A. Igoni Barrett's Blackass is a fierce comic satire that touches on everything from race to social media while at the same time questioning the values society places on us simply by virtue of the way we look. As he did in Love Is Power, or Something Like That, Barrett brilliantly depicts life in contemporary Nigeria and details the double-dealing and code-switching that are implicit in everyday business. In Blackass, Furo Wariboko, a young Nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he's been transformed into a white man. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. With his red hair, green eyes, and pale skin, it seems he's been completely changed. Well, almost… Furo's search for an identity--one deeper than skin-- leads to the final unraveling of his own carefully constructed story.

Join us for future Unwin(e)d Book Club discussion on The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (March 9).

Book club is free and open to the public. The book is available to purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 

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Thu09Mar The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Book Club)
Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are pleased to announce selections for the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at Winans in Beavercreek on Pentagon Blvd, September 8, to discuss The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Snacks will be provided and treat yourself to wine, coffee or chocolate as we discuss debut novels by lesser-known authors. No subject is off the table. This is not your mother's book club.

The Nest is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

Book club is free and open to the public. The book is available to purchase at the Barnes and Noble University bookstore on our main campus (20% discount with your Wright1 or Friends of the Libraries card!).

 

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