Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Banned Books Week Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September each year. This annual American Library Association event has reminded Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted since 1982.

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) received a total of 546 challenges last year. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Public libraries, schools and school libraries report the majority of challenges to OIF

Here are some of the events that will take place during the week to celebrate our freedom to read:

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 1 p.m.
Book Circle: Come discuss banned books or any of your current/favorite reads

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 5 p.m.
Movie: Beloved
This movie is based on the book that was challenged this year

Saturday, Oct. 6 @ 1 p.m.
Read Out!
Passages from several of this year's challenged books will be read

Friday, September 7, 2007


September is a very important month to us here at DVD, and we've planned some events to commemorate it.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month
If you don't have a library card yet, now's the perfect time to get one! You are never too young and never too old to get one. There's more than just books at the library. With a library card, you can checkout DVDs, videos, music CDs, audiobooks, graphic novels and manga, magazines, bestselling books, have access to electronic databases, and more! Also, effective Sept. 10, 2007, you will need a library card to use our computers. Our computers have free Internet access, Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and printing capabilities ($0.10 per copy). You will need a card because we will be acquiring a computer system that will assign computers.

Disaster Preparedness Month
A free public program offered by Texas Cooperative Extension on Sept. 14, 1-2 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate our rich Hispanic culture from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15!

We kick off the celebration by playing Loteria on Sept. 15 @ 2 p.m. Loteria is a Mexican version of bingo using images and words. Come have fun and learn a few Spanish words. All ages are welcome. 30 player limit. Horchata will be served.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Library is...

The Wild Thing from the book Where the Wild Things Are, will be stopping by all of our libraries this September. There will be terrible roars, the gnashing of terrible teeth, the rolling of terrible eyes, and the showing of terrible claws. Join us as we have a wild rumpus!

Here at DVD: Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 1 p.m.

Click here for a complete listing of appearances.