The Human Library Event at Muntz Library on October 12th was in a word: “Exceptional’! If you missed it, you really missed! We had authors, motivators, law enforcement, veterans, religious leaders, survivors, and achievers! Every person that shared a piece of themselves made an impact on someone. Many ask the question:
What is a Human Library? Simply stated, it is individuals presenting themselves as a book, to be read through conversation with another human being. It is humans interacting with one another and “hearing” another person’s journey, beliefs, accomplishments, endeavors, struggles, and victories. It is an opportunity to see a person beyond the external. As a child, many of us learned the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The Human Library is the same concept, “Don’t judge a person by how they appear.”
We look forward to doing this again next year. Hope you will be able to participate!
Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Library! Interactive displays and activities are included on the Library 2nd floor!
Banned Books Week will be held September 24th thru September 30th. This event recognizes our “right to read” whatever we want to. It brings to our attention books that have been challenged or removed from libraries all over our nation.
The Library will have Patriot ribbons available on Monday, September 11th, as long as supplies last.
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.
Taken from: history.com
Special hours for the Robert R. Muntz Library for the 17-18 academic year are as follows:
- November 19: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- November 20-21: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- November 22: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- November 23-25: closed
- November 26: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
- December 8: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- December 9: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- December 16-17: closed
- December 18-22: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- December 23-31: closed
- January 1: closed
- January 2-5: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
- January 6-7: closed
- January 8-12: 8:00am – 5:00 p.m.
- January 13-15: closed
- March 11: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- March 12-13: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- March 14: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- March 15-16: closed
- April 1: closed
- April 27: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- April 28: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- May 5-6: closed
- May 7-11: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- May 12-13: closed
- May 28: closed
- August 11-12: closed
- August 13-17: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- August 18-19: closed
- August 20-24: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- August 25-26: closed
Come to the Library to see what’s available among the Very Short Introductions books! You can check out one, two, or even more of these tiny books to get familiar with any chosen subject area!
100 years ago in New York City there was a parade of silence to protest acts of violence toward Black people all over the United States. It was headed by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois.
Want to know more? https://youtu.be/5kRwdNlMCYA
This is one very relevant display! And you should make sure you see it! The display features information concerning privacy while surfing online. It also offers information on censorship. It’s a display for all of us! The display is located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
We are so pleased to announce that we have new carpet! The carpet gave a much-needed facelift to the Library. Enjoy!
The Therapet pets will be arriving soon in our library! Come by and take a stress break with a furry friend!
The dates are:
Monday, May 1st 6:30 to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 2nd 6:30 to 8:30pm
Wednesday, May 3rd 2pm to 4pm
We hope to see you there!
Please be aware of the following changes in Library Hours due to Finals and End of the Semester:
- Friday, April 28 – 7:30 am to 7 pm
- Saturday, April 29 – 9 am to 7 pm
- We’ll be closed on Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7
- Monday- Friday, May 8-12 – 8 am to 5 pm
- We’ll be closed on Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14
If you have any questions or concerns, please call (903)566-7342 or (903)566-7343