Posted by: haggertylibrary | November 15, 2017

Milwaukee Fair Housing March Exhibit @ Your Library

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An important Wisconsin Historical Society traveling exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967-68 Fair Housing Marches in Milwaukee is in the Learning Commons today, Wednesday, November 15.

Stop by anytime today, or ask your instructors to bring your class for even 10-15 minutes!

Find out more from online exhibitions and digital collections at WHS and UWM Archives.

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Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 23, 2017

More Halloween DVDs added!

Including The Hallow, The Descent, Colossal, The Love Witch, and XX (a cool horror anthology, featuring all films directed by women!). Stop by our display in the Learning Commons!

And don’t to forget to check Kanopy for Halloween horror in streaming form!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 13, 2017

MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grants

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The MacArthur Foundation, an influential nonprofit designed to help further creative and social innovations, recently announced their newest group of fellows.

Meet them here!

Previous fellows have included Chimamanda Adichie, Claudia Rankine, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Terrance Hayes, Matthew Desmond, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many other artists, authors, journalists, historians, scientists, and other thinkers.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 10, 2017

The Patron Saint of Libraries at Halloween

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For your Halloween enjoyment(?), we give you a nerdy and Halloween-y post on Edgar Allan Poe. Explore a couple of academic sites, and a fun one. Or two.

The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection at the University of Texas-Austin

The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia (contains some interactive features)

Put a Poe On It (Poe’s face. Everywhere. And puns! Ended in 2013, but still fun!)

The Raven, read by Christopher Lee (that’s Sarumon to you!)

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 4, 2017

Poem for These Days

Song After Sadness

Katie Ford

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 3, 2017

Halloween is here (almost)!

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It’s October, the month of All Hallows Eve, so stop by and get your scary movie fix at Haggerty Library!

We have DVDs on display, and you should also check Kanopy, our new streaming video database for more spooky/campy/gory scares!

You’ll find horror from Italian masters like Mario Bava and classics, such as, The Blob, Day of the Dead, and Eraserhead. And lots of crazy independent stuff, too!

So, um…BOO!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | September 29, 2017

Banned Books Week Top 5, #1

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Reasons: challenged often because it includes LGBT characters, drug use and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes

(Note: this was not even on last year’s list!)

Read a 2016 statement from the author and illustrator (sisters!) about being on the list.

So, that wraps up Banned Books Week 2017! Our Banned Books Week Guide will be available through Oct. 6.

Thanks for reading this week, and keep reading those banned books!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | September 28, 2017

Banned Books Week Top 5, #2

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Reasons: challenged because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint

(#10 in 2014)

Posted by: haggertylibrary | September 28, 2017

Banned Books Week Top 5, #3

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Reasons: challenged often because it includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”

Posted by: haggertylibrary | September 26, 2017

Banned Books Week Top 5, #4

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Reasons: challenged because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints

(last year’s #3)

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