Sunday, October 5, 2008

October Library Exhibits--Drop in and take a look

The following exhibits are in the Baron-Forness Library, 1st and 2nd and 7th Floors:

Spoons, Spoons and more Spoons. Coming into the library, just past the gate, is a display case full of SPOONS. The spoons are from the collection of Marjorie Netzler, the mother of Ms Dana Kelly, the Baron-Forness Library Secretary. There are round spoons, oblong spoons, decorated spoons, John Deer spoons, mussel shell shaped spoons and, well just you come and see. Among the spoons are books, From hand to mouth, or, How we invented knives, forks, spoons, and chopsticks, & the table manners to go with them by James Cross Giblin, Six silver spoons with pictures by Robert Quackenbush and Eight centuries of European knives, forks, and spoons : an art collection by Klaus Marquardt. The books were chosen by Dr. Andrea Wyman, Curriculum Materials Librarian.
Honoring Hispanic Culture: Members of the Latino Student organization of EUP have set up a display of items reflecting their proud heritage. Included are musical instruments, currencies, books, and informational materials. Location: 2nd floor .

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990–1993. She was also the first woman ever to hold the position.

"Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas" is this years theme. Banned Books Week, observed since 1982, reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2008, marks the American Library Association's BBW's 27th anniversary (September 27 through October 4).

The Library's BBW display, on the 2nd Floor, is entitled "Dare to Look at a Banned Book". It was conceived and executed by Dr. Andrea Wyman, Curriculum Librarian, and is about banned children's books. The big question is "Why was that book banned?"
BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
BBW is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

From Conception to Adulthood: The Development of Edinboro University is the new display from the Edinboro University Archives. The display is on the 7th Floor of the Library. It was developed by University Archivist and Reference Librarian David Obringer. Pictures and artifacts from the past take you from the founding of the University as the Edinboro Academy in 1856 to the present with Jeremy Brown, Ph.D. as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania..

"The Library of Congress: A resource for primary documents", with digital images, videos and other information available on the web. This display is on the 2nd floor.

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