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Updated January 25, 2021

The library hosts a range of events on both a recurring and occasional basis. See the 'Upcoming Events’ box on the right for the most up-to-date information. (Looking for a listing of all NMC events? Check out NMC's General Events Calendar).

Global Literature Reading Group

The NMC Global Literature Reading Group meets twice a year, bringing together NMC students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to discuss a book about life in another culture. The group aims to stimulate critical thinking, literary pleasure, awareness of global diversity, and cultural interconnections in support of the college’s strategic direction to ensure that NMC learners are prepared for success in a global society and economy. Anyone is welcome to join!

Book Discussions for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020: Snow, by Orphan Pamuk (Turkish author; fiction)
    Noon–1 p.m.
    • Meeting Note: This discussion took place via Zoom meeting.
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021: The Future We Choose, by Christina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac (Costa Rican and British co-authors; non-fiction)
    Noon–1 p.m.
    • Meeting Note: This discussion will take place via Zoom meeting. Please email for details on how to join.

Limited copies are available at a subsidized price of $5 — contact Nicco Pandolfi at (231) 995-1065 or

The purchase of books is subsidized by the Center for Instructional Excellence and the Helen Osterlin Library Endowment.

Some RECENT Global Lit Reads

  • The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantú (Spring 2020)
  • Blue Label, by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles (Fall 2019)
  • Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story, by Pietro Bartolo & Lidia Tilotta (Spring 2019)
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah (Fall 2018)
  • A House Without Windows, by by Nadia Hashimi (Spring 2018)
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba (Fall 2017)
  • My Son's Story, by Nadine Gordimer (Spring 2017)

NMC Student Book Club

The NMC Student Book Club gives student readers the opportunity to meet and discuss a wide range of literature. The club prioritizes low-stress, purposeful reading, and meets on a monthly basis during the regular academic year.

Upcoming events

Check back soon!