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Celebrating President Burwell’s Inauguration

  Celebrate President Burwell’s inauguration and AU’S 125th anniversary with a History Walk and exhibitions.   RSVP for the History Walk President Sylvia Burwell’s inauguration and American University’s 125th anniversary celebrations will kick off with the History Walk, a self-guided walking tour that will mark significant locations on campus that reflect …

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Get Lucky with these St. Patrick’s Day Titles

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these Irish themed titles in our collection. A Handbook of Irish Folklore Dive into this collection about Irish folklore that explores traditional customs, beliefs, and culture. The book was first published in 1942 and is considered essential in Irish readings.  The New Irish Table Make …

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12 Ways to Enjoy Spring Break

Whether you’re hitting the beach or staying local this spring break, the library has an extensive collection of movies, books, and board games to keep your entertained during your week off. Here are some of our top picks to take with you this spring break: Wild Based on the best …

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Women of the Oscars

The Oscars may be over, but we are still honoring women who continue to break down barriers in the world of film. Female directors are rare in Hollywood, with women making up just 7% of directors in the top-grossing films today. Throughout the history of the Academy Awards, there have …

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Nevertheless She Persisted: Celebrating Women’s History Month

  March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor the accomplishments of women both past and present.  The formation of Women’s History Month dates back to the first International Women’s Day celebration in February 1911. International Women’s Day would later be celebrated annually on March 8th.  In 1980, President …

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Let AU Library Be Your Valentine!

Whether you’re single, having a “Palentine’s Day,” or in a relationship AU Library has everything you need to make your Valentine’s Day special. Speakerboxx/The Love Below Turn on this 2004 Outkast album to get the Valentine’s Day party started with hits like “The Way You Move,” “Roses,” “Hey Ya!” and …

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Let the Games Begin with these Olympic Titles

The Winter Olympics will take place February 9th -25th. The winter games were first held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.  Get ready for the games with these Olympic themed titles from our collection. Race Stephen James and Jason Sudeikis star in this biopic about Jesse Owens, an African-American track and …

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Celebrating Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate the history, culture, and accomplishments of African Americans in the U.S. and the African diaspora. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926 after historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the Association for the Study of Negro …

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Super Bowl LII Titles

Before the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles, prepare for the Super Bowl with these gridiron themed titles in our collection. Any Given Sunday This 1999 sports drama depicts the fictional Miami Sharks, once a football dynasty, struggling to make playoffs.  Al Pacino, Cameron …

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7 Essential Library Tips for Transfer Students

Welcome to American University! Now that you are an AU Student, get to know the Library and find out how we can assist with your academic needs. The Library can help you save money: Borrow your General Education course textbooks, as well as other textbooks that cost over $150, for …

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