Campus Common Read Spring 2023 Events

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

Campus Common Read Book Club: Nickel and Dimed

  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
  • U-Hour, 12:00-12:50pm
  • Kellogg Library Reading Room KEL 5400

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

This year's Campus Common Read titles include:


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

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 – Maus
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, 5:30-6:30pm, 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