Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page

If movie awards season has your attention, grab some popcorn and one of these new additions to the DePaul University Library collection. You don’t even have to dress up. In Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page, DePaul faculty author Blair Davis (Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies) examines Americans’ enthusiasm for comic book… Read More


Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress and singer, star of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.  She also appeared in Up In The Air, a performance for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  Late last year, Ms. Kendrick also published her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody. The series of… Read More


Herman Koch is a Dutch author and actor who has written both short stories and novels. His latest, Dear Mr. M, is one of our recent acquisitions for the Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection – a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction best-sellers available at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campus libraries. Dear Mr.… Read More


The National Park Service marked a century of stewardship at the end of August. If a celebratory visit to one the nation’s parks, forests or monuments is not possible, you can still make good use of your backpack by filling it with a few books about our natural resources. The books profiled below offer a… Read More


In 1981, a national design competition was held  to create a memorial for  veterans of the Vietnam War. The winner of the competition was a 21 year-old Yale undergraduate named Maya Lin.  Lin’s design, a sunken V-shaped wall cloaked in black granite and inscribed with the names of the fallen, had been inspired by WWI… Read More


One of the most fascinating new books about brain science and how our minds work is this recent addition to our Unwind the Mind collection: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin.  Levitin is James McGill Professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. In this book,… Read More


Many DePaul students will soon be leaving the academic environment to begin their careers. This month’s blog post presents three examples of the wide-ranging books in our collection that provide work and career guidance and inspiration. Successful careers are often equated with climbing the ladder, money, and material goods. This narrow, exclusionary view of work… Read More


Spring may not have officially sprung yet, but the weather has warmed (at least temporarily) and the birds are singing a little louder. As the earth begins to thaw, let’s look at three new books in the DePaul University Library collection about our relationship to the great outdoors. A.A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood, home to… Read More


Welcome to the first installment of our monthly series highlighting authors in our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection. Unwind the Mind contains contemporary fiction, popular non-fiction and best sellers and is located in the John T. Richardson Library’s Haber Lounge and at the entrance of the Loop Library. This month’s featured writer is Sarah Vowell. You may recognize Vowell’s name from This… Read More