“Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association.”
Have you read a “Banned Book” lately? The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating Diversity” and you can learn more about how books are challenged (and the American Library Association’s belief in a “freedom to read” for everyone) at BannedBooksWeek.org.
Have you seen the latest book from James Patterson, Bill O’Reilly, or Debbie Macomber? We’ve got them on the shelves right now, along with a handful of other new books we’ve added during the last two months. Give us a call anytime at 336-6060 or click the links below to get on the hold list for any (or all) of these titles. And check out the Online Catalog to search for many more.
Show off your style and purchase an Irondequoit Public Library Tote Bag ($9.00 + tax) and Mug ($7.00 + tax) today!
The Tote Bags have three open pouches on the front and a zippered pocket on top. The mugs are white with the library’s logo. Both can be purchased from the 1st Floor Circulation Desk with cash or check (sorry, no credit cards).
But if you just need something to help you get your books home, we also have Reusable Bags available to check out (for three weeks) at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk as well.
Have you had time to browse all the new DVDs and Blu-rays we have on our shelves including Captain America: Civil War, American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson, The Jungle Book, and more? Click the “Read More” link to check out the full list and feel free to call us anytime at 336-6060 or click the links below to get on the hold list for any (or all) of these titles… [Read more →]
Four Shillings Short performs music rooted in Celtic and Americana Folk inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic Idioms. Please join us for this diverse and and inventive adventure in Traditional Music on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:30 PM.