Campus Common Read Spring 2023 Events

The University Library is kicking off spring 2023 Campus Common Read events with a book giveaway!  

Pick up your FREE BANNED BOOK on Tuesday, January 31, during U-Hour 12:00-12:50pm outside Kellogg Library's 3rd floor entrance. We'll be giving out copies of this year's Campus Common Read titles:

If students are unable to attend, they can email commonread@csusm.edu and we'll arrange a time for them to come pick one up.


Mark your calendars for these upcoming CSUSM Campus Common Read events!

Campus Common Read Book Giveaways
U-Hour 12:00-12:50pm, Kellogg Library 3rd Floor Entrance

  • Tuesday, February 28
  • Thursday, March 30

Campus Common Read Book Club: Nickel and Dimed
Thursday, Feb. 16, U-Hour 12:00-12:50pm, Kellogg Library Reading Room KEL 5400

  • Join us for a discussion of Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America. Books will be available for pick up. Even if you haven't read the book, come by and learn more about the book and topic to be inspired to learn more.

Disapproved by the Comics Code Authority: Banning Graphic Novels
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00-7:30pm, Kellogg Library Reading Room KEL 5400

  • Join a panel of academics, librarians, and graphic novel creators for a discussion about how the historical can have a contemporary impact of banning graphic literature. 

Campus Common Read Book Club: Eleanor & Park
Thursday, March 16, U-Hour 12:00-12:50pm, Kellogg Library Reading Room KEL 5400

  • Join us for a discussion of Eleanor & Park. Books will be available for pick up. Even if you haven't read the book, come by and learn more about the book and topic to be inspired to learn more.

Campus Common Read Graphic Novel Book Club – Books and Brew
Wednesday, April 5, 12:00-12:50pm, TBD

  • Join us for a discussion of The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale and other banned graphic novels, and brewed coffee and light refreshments. Books will be available for pick up. Even if you haven't read the book, come by and learn more about the book and topic to be inspired to learn more.

Campus Common Read Book Club: Snowy Day
Thursday, April 20, 5:00-7:00pm, Kellogg Library Reading Room KEL 5400

  • Join us for a reading of The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, along with a craft and light refreshments. All ages welcome, including kids!

For questions, comments, and feedback regarding CSUSM's Common Read, email commonread@csusm.edu or call 760-750-4333. 

Learn more about CSUSM Library's 2022-23 Campus Common Read