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Book it to the Tredway Library!

November's Newsletter

by MarĂ­a Emerson on 2020-10-23T11:30:00-05:00 | Comments

Welcome to our second entry of Book it to the Tredway Library! This entry includes information about new resources, library events, book displays, and highlights our self-care collection. 

November's book display: Humanity's Impact on the Environment

November's book display will feature books that relate to climate change, environmental racism, sustainability, and more. You can view this upcoming book display on the main floor of the library as you enter from the lobby doors. if you're interested in learning more about a particular book, scan the QR code provided to locate the item record.

The library also has a virtual book display that shows current and past book displays, with additional suggestions for further readings (including ebooks). 


Visit our Self-Care Collection

Feeling stressed out lately? It's important to always take care of yourself, but especially in times like these. The library has a self-care collection located on the second floor, right next to the leisure books. Take a break during the day to come and look through our collection, and check out some books that could help you feel a little bit better during all this uncertainty. 


New resource: Civil Rights and Social Justice

We are proud to introduce our new database, Civil Rights and Social Justice! This database "brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing links to more than 500 scholarly articles*, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still." Make sure to spend some time exploring this database and think of ways to incorporate it in the classroom or research topics! You can find it in our A-Z Resources list.


Upcoming library events

  • We have several exciting upcoming events for the end of October and November: virtual murder mysteries, giveaways, and visits from the Rock Island Public Library bookmobile! 

October 28th: Virtual Murder Mystery, 6:30pm (email to register) 

October 29th: Virtual Murder Mystery, 7:30pm (email to register) 

Week of November 16th: Follow us on social media for a chance to win a library giveaway before you leave for Thanksgiving! More information to come on social media.

  • Twitter: @thomastredway
  • Instagram:@thomastredwaylibrary
  • Facebook: facebook/ThomasTredwayLibrary
  • Snapchat:@thomastredway


Laundromat Library League

Do you have any children or young adult books at home that are gathering dust? Consider donating them to the Tredway Library's Laundromat Library League, located at the Rock Island Neighborhood Laundromat. Last year over 250 books were donated by the Augustana community! Drop any books to the box outside of María Emerson's office in the Tredway Library (Tredway 226). In keeping with standard library practices during COVID-19, donated books will be placed in quarantine for 7 days in order for them to be safely delivered and available at the laundromat. 

Questions? Email or call María (, x7823). 



The election is quickly approaching. Not sure if you're registered to vote? Confused about how to start the process? Whether this is your first time voting, or you've voted before, make sure to look at our voting guide to learn more about different resources! 



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