Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around Black voices, characters, and communities. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. “A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

An easy read where the stakes are low, While We Were Dating is recommended for veteran romance readers and those discovering the genre for the first time.

Posted by on January 15, 2022

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities affected by these inequalities and the social justice activists and movements working towards change.

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Superb Science Fiction

Dune by Frank Herbert “Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2021

Row by Shazad Ali Carbaidwala

A deeply personal story, Row details the story of Fayaz who mirrors author Shazad Carbaidwala's own experiences.

Posted by on October 24, 2021

Worker Rights: A Reading List for Adults

This October, we celebrate and highlight stories of fundamental principles and rights at work.

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the Read more...

Posted by on September 28, 2021

Essential Graphic Novels

Enjoy this selection of some of the best graphic novels available with your Westmont Library card!

Posted by on September 16, 2021

Advocacy & Activists: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around advocacy, activism and allyship in relation to social justice issues.

Invincible Vol 1: Family Matters by Robert Kirkman

Invincible follows teenage hero Mark Grayson as he develops his powers at the age of seventeen. Son of the Viltrumite (but human-passing) superhero Omni-man and unpowered human woman, Deborah, Mark Read more...

Posted by on July 8, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 1970s

From Disco to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, the 1970s saw an explosion of musical creativity.

Posted by on July 5, 2021

Juneteenth: A Collection of Films Available in Kanopy

Enjoy this selection of films made available by our partner, Kanopy, as we observe Juneteenth.

Posted by on June 19, 2021

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Adults

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from the personal to political, introduce readers to LGBTQ+ authors, and celebrate the joyful diversity of identities, families, and relationships.

Posted by on June 4, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 1920s

Enjoy this selection of titles to highlight the breadth of work produced in the Roaring Twenties!

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Pride Month – 2021

For June, we celebrate Pride Month with a selection of books featuring LGBTQ characters and by LGBTQ authors.

Posted by on June 1, 2021

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