150th Library Anniversary Commemorative Poster

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
graphic of book shelves with 150 award winning books
The library is celebrating its 150th anniversary with 150 days of activities and events, from December 7, 2022 - May 6, 2023

In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG.

  • Go to your local branch to explore the poster in person.
  • Read books featured in this limited edition poster.
  • See if you can read all 150 titles as part of the 150th Anniversary Challenge!

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
  5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert
  8. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  9. There There by Tommy Orange
  10. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  11. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  12. 1984 by George Orwell
  13. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  16. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  17. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  18. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  19. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  20. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  21. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  22. March by John Lewis
  23. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  24. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  25. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  26. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  27. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  28. Faust by Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  30. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  31. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  32. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  33. The Odyssey by Homer
  34. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  35. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  36. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  37. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  38. Ulysses by James Joyce
  39. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  40. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  41. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  42. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  44. Native Son by Richard Wright
  45. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  46. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  47. Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  48. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  49. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  50. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  51. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  52. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  53. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  54. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  55. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  56. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  57. The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
  58. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  59. Emma by Jane Austen
  60. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  61. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  62. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  63. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  64. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  65. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  66. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  67. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  68. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  69. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsdall
  70. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  71. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  72. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  73. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  74. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
  75. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  76. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  77. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  78. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  79. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  80. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  81. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  82. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  83. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  84. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  85. Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  86. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  87. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  88. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  89. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  90. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  91. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  92. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
  93. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  94. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  95. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  96. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  97. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  98. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  99. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  100. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Chordelos de Laclos
  101. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  102. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
  103. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  104. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  105. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  106. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  107. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  108. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  109. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  110. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  111. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  112. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  113. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  114. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  115. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehishi Coates
  116. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  117. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  118. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  119. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  120. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  121. The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
  122. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  123. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  124. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  125. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  126. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  127. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  128. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  129. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  130. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  131. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  132. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  133. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  134. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  135. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  136. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  137. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  138. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  139. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  140. Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  141. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  142. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  143. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  144. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  145. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  146. Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  147. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  148. Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
  149. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
  150. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

—A limited number of posters will be available to purchase from The Library Store.