Events in the Library

PlacerArts360 Autumn Art Studios Tour Nov. 7-9, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the 21st Annual Placer Arts Autumn Art Studio Tour. Cost is $10 for a 3 day pass. The WJU Library will be one of the many stops on the art tour. Tour sites range from Roseville up to Dutch Flat. Buy tickets in the library Noon-5 PM M-F. Visit or call 530-885-5670.

B&W ticket for AAST

Fall 2015 Used Book Sale begins Monday, 11/3/14

2014 Spring Book Sale

Spring 2014 Used Book Sale begins Monday, 04/07/14

2014 Spring Book Sale

The Spring 2014 used book sale will begin at 7:30am on Monday, April 7th for WJU students, staff, and faculty. The sale will will continue until noon on Wednesday, April 9th. Hardcovers are $1 and paper backs are just 50¢ unless otherwise marked.

2013 Library Disc Golf Tournament

Frisbee Golf 2013

The Paul Nystrom Library and the Student Life Department are excited to host the 5th Annual Library Disc Golf Tournament! Come join us at 10:00pm on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 for a night of fun and competition. Soft foam discs will be provided for everyone playing. Come alone or bring a team of up to four people. There will be food, fun, and prizes for the lowest scores, so bring your A game!

Spring 2013 Used Book Sale begins Monday, 04/22/13

The Spring 2013 library book sale will begin at 7:30am on Monday, April 22nd on the second floor of the library, and will end at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23rd. Hardcovers are $1 and paper backs are just 50¢ unless otherwise marked.

La Source film screening + Q&A with producer Brandon Vedder

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 7PM in the Academic Wing of William Jessup University. The Paul Nystrom Library and the forthcoming Creative Arts Department of William Jessup University are proud to present a film screening plus a discussion with the film's producer, Brandon Vedder. The event is free and open to the public. 

The film is La Source, a cause-driven documentary about a Haitian emigre's campaign to build a clean water source in his home town. The producer, Brandon Vedder, is a native of nearby Auburn, CA.

La Source movie poster

Film Trailer:

Film Synopsis: Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an “artfully shot documentary,” La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream of bringing what is most fundamental to his village’s survival: clean water.

A hit at the 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival where it received a standing ovation and a nomination for the Social Impact Award, this film from award-winning Director Patrick Shen (Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher Kings) is not just a movie about clean water and community transformation; it is a story of one unlikely hero, empowered by a vision, who did whatever it took to ignite the passion of people thousands of miles away to change the lives of those in La Source forever.

About the Producer: Brandon Vedder sharpened his teeth as a filmmaker while on the road shooting concert documentaries for bands like; Pearl Jam, Sleater Kinney, Wu Tang Clan, Dispatch, Jet and Lauryn Hill. He parlayed those experiences into directing music videos which have been featured in Stereogum, Filter, Pitchfork and The Los Angeles Times among others. His narrative tendencies have been expressed in a handful of short films that have gone on to play the American festival circuit. As a documentarian he has followed stories around the globe ranging from the thrill of following a 3 ring circus to the peril of South Africa’s recent outbreak of xenophobic violence.

Fall 2012 Used Book Sale begins Wednesday, 11/14/12

The Fall 2012 library book sale will begin for WJU students, staff, and faculty at 7:30am on Wednesday 11/14 on the second floor of the library, and will open to the public at 7:30am on Thursday, 11/15. Hardcovers are $1 and paper backs are just 50¢ unless otherwise marked. The book sale will close at Noon on Friday, 11/16. Come shop for yourself or get your Christmas shopping done early!

RSVP for the Public Policy Department's 8 annual Constitution Day September 17, 2012!

This year’s event will feature a community forum on the Constitution, a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit that will be located in the William Jessup University Paul Nystrom Library. RSVP to for the Constitution Day activities. 

The exhibit is available for viewing from August 16 to September 24 during the library’s operating hours. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit is a traveling museum exhibit which is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and designed by the National Constitution Center.
Click here for a larger version of the flyer

Public Lecture: Grant Havers, Ph.D. "Lincoln, the Constitution, and Christianity”

Dr. Grant Havers will give a public lecture on August 30th at 7PM


On Thursday August 30, 2012, 7:00PM, the Library and History Department will be hosting a free public lecture to accompany the exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The lecture will be given by Grant Havers, Ph.D. He is the Chair, Department of Philosophy, and Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies at Trinity Western University, and author of Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love (U. of Missouri Press, 2009). 

Lecture synopsis: Abraham Lincoln was that paradoxical president who saved constitutional government in America by exercising political powers that went beyond the Constitution. Facing Civil War and the dissolution of the United States he appealed to a credo that also went beyond the Constitution: the Christian command to love one’s enemies. This Christian ethic is the foundation of his attack on slavery as well as his determination to heal the wounds of the republic. Although this ethic is never mentioned in the American Constitution, it was Lincoln’s unique invocation of Christian charity that inspired the end of slavery and preserved “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Q&A period will follow the lecture, and light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, August 30, 7:00PM

Room: Bernardoni Lecture Hall

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit coming to Jessup

Lincoln, The Constitution and the Civil War exhibitIn collaboration with the History and Public Policy Departments, the William Jessup University Paul Nystrom Library is proud to host Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. A traveling museum exhibit funded by National Endowment for the Humanities, designed by National Constitution Center and administered by American Library Association. 

As the only location in the Sacramento area to host the exhibit, it is free and open to the public! The exhibit will be available for viewing from August 16th – September 24th, 2012 during normal operating hours in the WJU Library,

Panels from Lincoln, The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit

The estimated time to tour the exhibit is 30 minutes. If planning on bringing a group or for more information about the exhibit itself, promotional materials, etc. please contact our Librarian:

Andrew Tweet

Library Booksale Tuesday, April 10th through Friday April 13th, 2012 at noon

We've been getting a lot of questions about when the booksale will be this year. It will be April 10-13, and yes it will be spectacular! We got a lot of book donations this year and there will be a ton of great stuff available to buy. Prices will be 50 cents for a paperback and a dollar for a hardcover (unless otherwise marked). On Friday morning the price will drop to a dollar a bag, and then at noon we'll box it all up. Tuesday is for the WJU community only, Wednesday through Friday will be open to the public and booksellers.

Spring Semester 2012: Student Photography Show

The Library will be displaying student photos from after Easter break until the end of the semester. This show will be juried by a three judge panel. Approximately 30 photos will be selected for display. First, Second, and third places will be awarded $100/50/25.

November 11 - December 16: Fall 2011 Juried Art Show and Sale

This National Juried Art Exhibition is part of an exciting commitment to bring first-class art exhibitions to William Jessup University as the school expands its facilities and programs. Exhibit Juror Natalie Nelson, director and curator for the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA, will be looking for a range of contemporary expression. Selection criteria will include originality and sensibility; and skilled execution and presentation. Click here to enter your art works and here to download a prospectus.

October 18th, 2011 from 10pm-Midnight: Library Disc Golf

Now in its third year, this annual competition involves food, fun, soft-foam frisbees, and prizes.

October 11-13, 2011: James Fowler Bible Collection.

1000 Bibles, replicas, and artifacts that tell the history of the Christian scriptures. Click the image below to download a printable flyer. Sponsored in part by a grant from the American Theological Libraries Association for Theological Libraries Month.
Fowler Bible CollectionATLA and Theological Libraries Month 2011


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