Come to the library on Wednesday, March, 14 from 12-1 to participate in this incredible opportunity! Watch a video presentation on the topic. Listen to a panel discuss this important topic that touches so many people in our lives. It is sure to be a great discussion! Bring your questions!
Students, Staff, and Members of the Community are welcome to attend!
The Media Literacy Series: Social Media presentation on Tuesday went really well. We had three informed and engaged student panelists and a great discussion surrounding the ways to use, the issues of, and the literacies necessary for social media in today's world. Look for the program on Trojan TV Local Cable Channel 5! You can also check out a copy of the presentation on DVD from the library! Our next topic for the Media Literacy Series is Privacy. It will be held in March. Check back often for more information.
The DaVinci Code was great! The first in the series for Books to Film was a success with 10 people in the audience. We had a great discussion of the differences in the details of the book compared to the film, characterization and how that translated to the film, and plot development.
The next in the series will be Sherlock Holmes! Look for that coming in late February! Check back often for specific times.
Eighteen people came on Friday, November 30th to our discussion about women in literature and to watch The Princess Bride. We had fresh, hot popcorn and homemade cupcakes as well as a great discussion about archetypes in literature and how they relate to women in society throughout history. Our next Friday Film Festival Evening will be in January! Check back for more information!
The first discussion in our new Media Literacy Series went really well! After an introduction to the topic by Davonne, the panel, made up of nine young men, talked about their interest in gaming and answered questions from the audience with intelligence, great thought, and self-awareness. We had two winners in the gamification process!
The video of the discussion is being shown on Trojan TV (channel 5 on local cable) at noon and 7 p.m., and can be found here soon!
The next discussion in the Media Literacy Series will be on Social Media. Check back for more information about date and time.
Censorship is the enemy of truth, even more than a lie.
A lie can be exposed;
censorship can prevent us from knowing the difference.
This week we ask you to pay special attention to your freedom.
We want you to relish in the fact that you can come to the library to find out all kinds of interesting, exciting, and sometimes controversial new things.
How can you make a difference? It's as easy as...
1. READ! Read everything! Read anything! It doesn't matter if you are reading a magazine, a blog, a book (paper, Kindle, or Nook), or whatever. Just read.
2. Get informed! The Office of Intellectual Freedom, a branch of the American Library Association, is a great place to start!
3. Get involved! Speak up, speak out! Be a part of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
It's the 75th anniversary of the publication of
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein!
Come celebrate (like a hobbit) by enjoying
second breakfast with us
this Friday, the 21st at 11!
(What?! Food in the library?? Oh yeah! Apple tart, Pumpkin Cake, Biscuits...
...mmmm! second breakfast!)