If you want to check out a book and no attendant is in the library, use the notebook on the desk. Write your name, name of book and the current date. Remember that the book is due back after three weeks.
The College Mennonite Church Library provides a variety of adult and children’s books to check out. We also have an assortment of puzzles. Come put one together at the puzzle table or check one out to put together at home. The library is open Sundays 9:00 am until noon. Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Curious about the books in the church library? Check out the library catalogue by clicking the link below. You can search by title, author or subject.
Take a look of some of the new items available at the CMC Library
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
305.897 Kim—Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed 2013), a Potawatomi, brings indigenous insights to the study and application of nature. “As mystical as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise.” 390 pp.
Making the Rounds: Memoirs of a Small-Town Doctor
Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church
92 Mil—Making the Rounds: Memoirs of a Small-Town Doctor by Gerald Miller and Shari Miller Wagner (BookLocker 2015) is a “love letter to the people of Markle” Indiana, where Gerald practiced medicine and Shari was born. Shari is the niece of Marty Mishler Bender of CMC. 285 pp.
220.9208 Gup—Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church by Nijay K. Gupta (Intervarsity 2023) shows that women were “active participants and trusted leaders” in the early church: Phoebe, Priscia, Junia, Nympha and others. 200 pp.
The Peace Table: A Storybook Bible
220.5 Mue—The Peace Table: A Storybook Bible by Chrissie Muecke, et al (Herald and Brethren Press 2023) is a lavishly illustrated retelling of OT and NT stories that make “God’s presence and peace real to children of all ages.” Art by thirty different North American and international illustrators. 383 pp.
Betania in My Heart: Memories of a Mennonite School in the Mountains of Puerto Rico
266.97 Bet—Betania in My Heart: Memories of a Mennonite School in the Mountains of Puerto Rico edited by Rafael Falcon and Tom Lehman (Authors 2023) offers memories of 26 people associated with the school, founded in 1948. Many photos and interesting statistics. 186 pp.
The Russian Daughter: A Novel
Fic-Kla—The Russian Daughter: A Novel by Sarah Klassen (Wipf & Stock 2022) narrates the experiences of the Albrecht family in eastern Ukraine who adopt a Russian girl named Sofia. Her eventual defiance complicates their life during the Russian Revolution. 260 pp.
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
92 Oba – The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama (Crown 2022) is a personal “blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation.” Sample chapters are “The Power of Small,” “My Kitchen Table,” “Meet My Mom,” “Going High.” The author was U.S. First Lady from 2009 to 2917.
Farmer Boy - Preacher's Kid: A Memoir
92 Ste – Farmer Boy – Preacher’s Kid: A Memoir by Dan Steiner (Author 2023) offers a 3-page life chronology and 82 vignettes of the life of the author, known for his life work with disabled people, from Aux Chandelles through Goldenrod. He was supported by his wife Vera Lou Yoder. Both have been CMC members for 40 years.
Start Here: A Roap Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration
364.6 Ber - Start Here: A Roap Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration (New Press 2018) by Greg Berman and Julian Adler is a brief, practical approach to achieving incremental improvements in our criminal justice system. The book complements CMC's ministry in re-entry. "Read it, and then roll up your sleeves and get to work." 171 pp.