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Hawkeye omnibus

It's Marvel's most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton continues his fight for justice. and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. but when the apartment building he's moved into and the neighbors he's befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say 'bro' an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family. any way he can.—Grand Central Publishing

Hawkeye omnibus

Matt Fraction & David Aja
GN Hawkeye Omnibus
Series: Hawkeye

It's Marvel's most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton continues his fight for justice. and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. but when the apartment building he's moved into and the neighbors he's befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say 'bro' an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family. any way he can.—Grand Central Publishing

"This is a beautiful book. If you love color theory, appreciate fun illustrations, and want honest characters with a sense of humor this is a great comic book series. This is the first Marvel comic with Hawkeye as the title character and now Hawkeye is my favorite! Also, if you don't keep up with comics that's fine. This story works pretty well as a stand alone series."—Submitted by Sarah S., Graphic Designer

Bicentennial Staff Picks

The Room : A Novel

Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works—a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn's bizarre behavior eventually leads his co-workers to try and have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.—Random House, Inc.

The Room : A Novel

Jonas Karlsson
Karlsso

Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works—a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn's bizarre behavior eventually leads his co-workers to try and have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.—Random House, Inc.

"Humorous commentary on the modern office."—Submitted by Karen S., Materials Handler

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The King's Stilts

When the King's stilts are stolen and hidden, and he can no longer enjoy his play hour, the whole kingdom is threatened with destruction until a page boy bravely saves the day.—Baker & Taylor

"Loved this book as a kid and found it empowering to see a child become a hero. And who wouldn't want to have Patrol Cats on their side?"—Submitted by Ellen A., Community Engagement Librarian

The King's Stilts

Dr. Seuss
Ej Se

When the King's stilts are stolen and hidden, and he can no longer enjoy his play hour, the whole kingdom is threatened with destruction until a page boy bravely saves the day.—Baker & Taylor

"Loved this book as a kid and found it empowering to see a child become a hero. And who wouldn't want to have Patrol Cats on their side?"—Submitted by Ellen A., Community Engagement Librarian

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.—Baker & Taylor

"No matter how many times I read this book, it still manages to take my breath away. It takes me to another world where I learn something new every time I reread this book."—Submitted by Michelle H., Materials Handler

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J. K. Rowling
Y Rowling

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.—Baker & Taylor

"No matter how many times I read this book, it still manages to take my breath away. It takes me to another world where I learn something new every time I reread this book."—Submitted by Michelle H., Materials Handler

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The Lost Coast

Summoned by a spell halfway across the country to the Lost Coast, Danny finds herself among the Grays, a coven of openly queer witches who challenge her perspectives and ask for her help finding a missing group member, before the discovery of a dead boy reveals a malevolent enemy.—Baker & Taylor

"This book is full of lush descriptions of the Pacific Northwest with chapters from strange and wonderful perspectives, like a flock of crows or the redwood trees themselves."—Submitted by Macklin, Librarian

The Lost Coast

Amy Rose Capetta
Y Capetta

Summoned by a spell halfway across the country to the Lost Coast, Danny finds herself among the Grays, a coven of openly queer witches who challenge her perspectives and ask for her help finding a missing group member, before the discovery of a dead boy reveals a malevolent enemy.—Baker & Taylor

"This book is full of lush descriptions of the Pacific Northwest with chapters from strange and wonderful perspectives, like a flock of crows or the redwood trees themselves."—Submitted by Macklin, Librarian

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The Library

Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesn't like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions.—Holtzbrinck Publishing

The Library

Sarah Stewart
027 Man

Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesn't like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions.—Holtzbrinck Publishing

"I remember checking out this book in Kindergarten and wanting so badly to be the main character. The main character is a red-hair with glasses who loves cats and books. She collects so many books that she opens a community library in her home for others to borrow."—Submitted by Amy C., Community and Engagement Librarian

Bicentennial Staff Picks

To Kill A Mockingbird

A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father&;a crusading local lawyer&;risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.—HarperCollins

"It was the first book that made me look at the world differently."—Submitted by Rahgene H., Information Assistant

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee
Lee

A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father&;a crusading local lawyer&;risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.—HarperCollins

"It was the first book that made me look at the world differently."—Submitted by Rahgene H., Information Assistant

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Oleanna

In a terrifyingly short time, a male college instructor and his female student descend from a discussion of her grades into a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X-ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.—Random House, Inc.

Oleanna

David Mamet
812.54 Mam

In a terrifyingly short time, a male college instructor and his female student descend from a discussion of her grades into a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X-ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.—Random House, Inc.

"This should be required reading for all college students and professors in the humanities?"—Submitted by Brandon R., Senior Information Assistant

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Foucault's Pendulum

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.—Harcourt Publishing

Foucault's Pendulum

Umberto Eco
Eco

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.—Harcourt Publishing

"As I visited my high-school library countless times, to just look up so many of the references within, this book ironically exemplified the obsessively endless, circular logic that we all use to construct our personal and collective realities from pure imagination."—Submitted by Brandon R., Senior Information Assistant

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Prelude to Bruise

With rootless cosmopolitanism, formal rigor, and the fluidity of slam, Jones explores questions of sexuality, race, and shifting identity.—Perseus Publishing

—Submitted by Annise B., Librarian

Prelude to Bruise

Saeed Jones
811.6 Jon

With rootless cosmopolitanism, formal rigor, and the fluidity of slam, Jones explores questions of sexuality, race, and shifting identity.—Perseus Publishing

—Submitted by Annise B., Librarian

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