"I just don't know what I don't know."
Many patrons of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library express this sentiment in regards to computers and wrapping their heads around the ever-present piece of technology. Staff of the library decided to create a curriculum of learning and understanding, starting at the very basic components of a computer, to helpful tools, such as Google and its various applications.
Explicit language, homosexuality, politics, violence. Just a few reasons why certain books are deemed unsuitable for society by the "conservative" reader. Imagine what our world be like if we did not have those who dared to push the envelope? As Banned Books Week approaches, let us take some time out of our busy day to honor those authors who not only crossed the line, but erased it. But let's not limit that acknowledgement to authors in the United States. Let's cross our borders and look at writers around the world who shook things up in their homeland. Enjoy!
Graphic Novels for Readers Who Don't Like Graphic Novels
I have a love-hate relationship with graphic novels. On the one hand the stories are just as great as the non-graphic novels. On the other, what's with all the pictures? I am told they are supposed to enhance the story which I suppose is true, but sometimes it feels as if my mind was made up for me. Being a librarian pretty much implies that I am a book lover and I cannot discriminate against my literature babies. I'm not a monster! So I have decided to give these graphic novels a try and thought I would share my experience with you. Happy Reading!
On Tuesday, August 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party at the Northwest One Library. This party is for ALL ages as the summer reading program was for ALL ages. This party will also be our Back to School celebration! We will have local artist Rajan Sedalia for our special guest. He will be drawing caricatures of children. In addition, we will have a crafts table, a games table, a Library Information table, and snacks.
On June 28, the Northwest One Library was honored to have Uncle Devin perform "The Uncle Devin Show" for an audience of over 70 people, including a camp group from Friendship Public Charter School. Students joined us as we hosted this spectacular event for our public audience. Children in attendance ranged in age from 3 to 10 and all enjoyed the program with enthusiasm.
Need some suggestions or want some fun programs to attend this summer? Well, stop into the Northwest One Library and view our map or pick up a calendar. We have lots of exciting things going on this summer! We've created an optional map you can follow. It's sure to help guide you to cross the finish line of Summer Reading 2016!
Map Keys:Ballons - Represent our Summer Reading Kick-Off and Midpoint