Freedom to Read Week (February 24 – March 2)

ftwFreedom to Read Week is an annual national event that celebrates intellectual freedom in Canada. Organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week raises awareness about the challenges to our freedom to read. Libraries across the country play an important role in protecting our intellectual freedom, ensuring everyone has uncensored access to all materials of varying topics, beliefs, and opinions.

“Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they chose to read.”

Join us on Wednesday, February 27th (tomorrow) in the library classroom for a Banned Books Reading & Discussion. Bring a challenged work (book, magazine, graphic novel) for a brief reading or explanation on why the work was challenged.

Snacks and beverages will be provided! Hope to see you all there 🙂

Guest speaker

graphic novelsJust a quick reminder that Lara MacAllister from Halifax Public Libraries will be in the library classroom at 12:30pm tomorrow for a talk on graphic novels. This is a really great opportunity for everyone to learn about collection development with respect to collecting non-traditional formats.

Hope to see you all there!

Valentine’s for sale!

Did you remember to pick up a Valentine’s Day card for that special someone? It’s not too late! The CLASC will be selling handmade Valentine’s cards tomorrow, from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the library classroom. There will also be a candy jar filled with Valentine’s Day themed jelly beans, where you can take a guess at how many beans there are. It’s $1.00/guess! Winner takes home the candy!

There are three different designs to chose from at $3.00/card (see below). All proceeds will go to the Canadian Library Association’s Student Chapter at NSCC!

Hope to see you there 🙂

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Upcoming events

Wednesday, April 18th @ 5:00pm - End-of-year celebration! (Celtic Corner).

Upcoming meetings

No more meetings this year. Check back in the fall!

What’s going on this month

February 2013

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