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Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read, which is a complement to Read and Lead! 

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society, with Library faculty facilitating the book club.

Book Exchange

In 2015 BHSL Staff created a Relax and Read Book Exchange on the 4th floor of the Library in the Recreational Reading area.  Turn to your left once you exit the elevator.  If you see a book in the exchange you'd like to read take it and if you have a book you're finished with leave it, it's that simple.  

Enjoy!

LEISURE BOOK CLUB

Program Overview

TheRelax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016 as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for the next book selection by filling out our form:  Book Suggestion Form

ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED
Books for this semester are ready now!

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign up in person at the 3rd floor service desk of the Library, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • You must present your OUHSC ID to sign-up and receive one fo the 40 available books, which often go very quickly
    • Due to the limited numbers of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion on Tuesday, November 5th, Noon - 1:00pm, in the Library Atrium, 2nd Floor of the Library across from the Auditorium.

For more information, please contact Payton-Patterson@ouhsc.edu, Bird Library staff

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BOOK FOR FALL 2019

There There


Book Summary


Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.

There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country.

Source: Goodreads Summary