Come to the Oboler and learn more about Women’s History, science, an amazing Harlem Renaissance writer, religion and nutrition. Take a break from studying and enjoy our displays!
F I R S T F L O O R
Paintings by Lori Schofield Beer are in our Current Display Art Area.
MAIN CASE: Hidden in the Past – Forging our Future.
The title for this display was inspired by the book American Women: Hidden in History – Forging our Future by Roger Hammer. An entire display could be devoted to this beautiful book. The fact it was written by a male caused problems with even getting the published piece into some feminist book stores. Black Women in American Culture and History, and Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment are the themes for the months February and March. Biographies and a selection of our book collection to browse is waiting for you.
SPECIAL DISPLAY: How Science Literate Are You?
Can you tell the difference between a “gam” and a “pod”? Is the universe a hologram? Find the answers to these questions and learn other facts at this display. You can also browse some of the more interesting science books from our collection. Check-out “Do Llamas Fall in Love?”
CASE 2A: ISU Researchers
Do your professors publish? In this case we are displaying the work and accomplishments of Dr. Susan Swetnam, Dr. Laura Woodworth, and Jean Pfau. This display will be constantly updated with new material.
CASE 2B: Zora Neale Hurston
A remarkable writer and poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Her work includes Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Every Tongue Got to Confess and many more. The Library collection and some of her quotes along with a beautiful red hat make this a great display.
UPRIGHT CASE: Notable Women
Women’s History timelines, biographies and Oboler book covers with call numbers fill our popular upright display case.
S E C O N D F L O O R
CASE 4: Idaho Authors
How well do you know Idaho’s writers? A great selection of the famous and regional writers of our great state!
CASE 5: Exploring Different Religions
Begin the journey to understand the religions of Baha’i, Mormonism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jehovah’s Witness and Catholicism. Call numbers from books in the Oboler collections are included for further research.
T H I R D F L O O R
CASE 6: 2012 Meditations
A New Year’s welcome from poet Ranier Marie Rilke, some of his works from our collection to browse, and some reflections to contemplate are here to enjoy.
HEALTH SCIENCE CASE: Health and Nutrition @ Your Library
The IHSL has put together a great overview of sports nutrition along with the basics of nutrition science and education. Books are available to browse and ready to check-out to learn more!