“Dr. Maya Angelou [was] one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou [was] a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist." (source: http://mayaangelou.com/bio/)
|Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York : Bantam Books: 1971.|
|Angelou, Maya, Diego Rivera, and Linda Sunshine. Still I Rise. New York: Random House, 2001.|
|Angelou, Maya. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. New York: Random House, 1993.|
|Angelou, Maya. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1994.|
|Angelou, Maya. On the Pulse of Morning. New York: Random House, 1993.|
|Angelou, Maya. Even the Stars Look Lonesome. New York: Random House, 1997.|
Our summer hours began May 17th and end August 24, the day before Fall semester classes begin. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed Saturday and Sunday. We will also be closed on May 26th for Memorial Day and July 4th for Independence Day. Librarians are available on call. Please ask at the circulation desk, should you need assistance.
Looking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. Lists of new books and DVDs in that area, and tables of contents of most recent issues of key journals, are updated automatically. You will also see the contact information for the librarian subject specialist in that area. Ask us a question, or let us know if there’s a resource you think should be included! You can choose guides by subject (Cultural Studies, for example), or you can click on a course code, such as SBS, to see a list of guides that are relevant to research in that area.
The CSUMB Library's Recreational Reading page makes it easy to browse for a good book to read.
Whether you prefer adventure, romance, humor, or fantasy, you're sure to find something to enjoy.
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On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read more about Mo Yan and the Nobel Prize in Literature in the New York Times.
The following books by Mo Yan can be checked out at the CSUMB Library.
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|Mo, Y. (2012). Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out : A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub.|
|Mo, Y. (2010). Change. London: Seagull.|
|Mo, Y. (1995). The Garlic Ballads. New York: Viking.|
|Mo, Y. (1994). Red Sorghum: A Novel of China. New York: Penguin Books.|
This Veterans Day and beyond, see the people and places of Fort Ord as it existed in the 20th century, from 1915 to 1995. Through a grant from the California State Library, the CSUMB Library has digitized images that focus on the role of Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the closure of the base.
Digitized images include photographs, postcards and documents that show soldiers in training and the base environment.
One set of images, by photographer Dennis Sun, depicts the variety of murals that once covered the buildings of Fort Ord.
Library books are equipped with radio frequency identification tags. This means that you can use the self-check station located near the elevators on the first floor to check your books out! Self-check is quick, unmediated, and you get a personalized receipt reminding you of when materials are due back.
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