Reading on a Screen

How you read can affect how much information you can remember. (Jennifer Tapias Derch for The Washington Post)

Here’s an interesting and timely article about the effects of reading on a screen…while you’re reading on a screen.

Click through to the Washington Post.

And then, maybe just once in a while to save the amount of paper, print something to read…

image by Jennifer Tapias Derch

Banned Books Week Top 5, #1

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Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “dirty magazines,” describing male anatomy, “creating confusion,” and including a transgender character

(last year’s #5)

So, that wraps up our Banned Books Week 2019! Our Banned Books Week Guide will be available through Oct. 5.

Thanks for reading this week, and keep exploring and exercising your freedom to read!

And read a banned book. You likely already have.

Banned Books Week Top 5, #5

Welcome to Haggerty Library’s annual coverage of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of your freedom to read!

For starters, check out our Banned Books Week Guide right here. It will be available through October 5, 2018.

Then follow this blog all week for details about the top 5 challenged and banned books this year.

When available at Haggerty Library, you’ll be able to click on the cover image to find availability.

Without further adieu, we give you…#5!

(last year’s #3)

Halloween Eve

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As Halloween flaps by tomorrow, here’s some last-minute fun!

Plus our Halloween DVD display is still up, and check out Kanopy for more horror films! Boo!

National Book Award Finalists Announced

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Last week, the National Book Foundation announced their National Book Award finalists for 2018. Read about them here and here.

And peruse the 2018 longlist (from which the finalists are chosen) here and here.

Winners will be announced on November 14.

Haggerty Library has plenty from both lists, many of which can be found in New Arrivals just inside the Learning Commons!

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Due to many things going around the start of this celebration two weeks ago (including Banned Books Week planning), we apologize for not recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month here sooner!

This celebration, running September 15 – October 15, honors the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Find the official site (which explains why the month starts midway through), plus a variety of library resources and Websites in our Hispanic Heritage Month Guide!