After The Human Library

 

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!

Banned Books Week is Here!

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.  

 

 

Patriot Day 2017

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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

http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks

Special Library Hours

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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

National Library Week

April 9th thru 15th is National Library Week!

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National Library Week (April 9 – 15, 2017) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2017 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform.” Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy will serve as this year’s National Library Week Honorary Chair.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate every year in National Library Week.

National Library Week events