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Tampa Bay Book Display: Welcome

Each month, the Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library will showcase books in two specific categories: Take a Second and Topics in Healthcare.


Are you getting the most from your library experience?

At the Tampa Bay Regional Campus, most people know that the library offers reserve textbooks and study rooms.  They don't know that we offer programming like curated book displays and drop-in study breaks with snacks.  This library guide will feature two monthly book displays: Take a Second and Topics in Healthcare.  Books on the display pages will be divided by format (i.e. e-book, e-audiobook, or print book).  

  • Click the Current Display tab or the gallery below for this month's featured content. 
  • Click the Past Displays tab to find curated content from earlier this year.

Can't find what you're looking for?  Contact us directly!

This Month's Picks May

“A wall of mostly Indian and Asian parents regarded me with a collective glare. Yes, I consisted largely of my parents’ ambitions, but some part of me was also made of the ogling, boggling eyeballs of the rest of our community.” 

“Ever since you were a boy, you’ve dreamt of being Kung Fu Guy. You are not Kung Fu Guy. You are currently Oriental Guy Making a Weird Face, but you’ve been practicing. Maybe tomorrow will be the day.” 

“She had bribed a teacher. She had stolen opium. She had burned herself, lied to her foster parents, abandoned her responsibilities at the store, and broken a marriage deal. And she was going to Sinegard.” 

“For fifteen years she had existed on the fringes of her family – where all was seemingly normal, because they were the Rajes, after all, but where the fact that she had almost destroyed her brother’s life hung in the air at all times, like a truth bubble ready to pop.” 

“When it came to the dead, it was best to pretend he did not see them. This Cas had learned the hard way, early on, when the plague had struck and the bodies lay blanketed around him.”

“But traumatic experiences do leave traces, whether on a large scale (on our histories and cultures) or close to home, on our families, with dark secrets being imperceptibly passed down through generations. They also leave traces on our minds and emotions, on our capacity for joy and intimacy, and even on our biology and immune systems.”

“But this journey is what I do now. I bump along, in fits and starts, on a perpetual path to finding better ways for me and my mate, Anxiety, to get around.”

“The odds of a family like this one existing at all, much less one that remained intact long enough to be discovered, seem impossible to calculate. The precise genetic pattern of schizophrenia has defied detection; its existence announces itself, but fleetingly, like flickering shadows on the wall of a cave.” 

“Along with my romantic preconceptions about what being a crazy artist meant, were my terrified preconceptions about what being a medicated artist meant.”

“As a therapist, I know a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss. But I also know something less commonly understood: that change and loss travel together. We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want to change but nonetheless stay exactly the same.”

“Unless it has touched your life, depression can be a difficult disease to understand. I certainly would have never thought to consider myself a depressive. Clinical depression simply did not exist within the realm of my possibilities; or, for that matter, within the realm of possibilities for any black women in my world.”

Featured Video

Here's where we'll feature videos that will help you get the most out this month's display!

Featured Video for May:

How to Order Print Books as a Distance User

Since this month's selections feature books that the library only possesses in physical copies on the Davie Campus, here's a quick how-to video on how to order print books as a distance user.  If you're here in Tampa Bay or at another regional campus, this means you!  Take a look.