In his 1967 speech, “Where Do We Go From Here,” Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have decided to stick with love … hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.’s plea for equal rights, racial unity, and social justice through love, understanding, and peaceful means continues to resonate today. With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaching, the Katharine Brush Library has put together a book display on the second floor of the library that pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. If you have a few minutes sometime this month, be sure to stop by the library and check it out!
Did you know that September 23-29, 2018 is Banned Books Week? What is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week is usually held during the last week of September. During this time, libraries across the country raise awareness about the value of free and open access to information. To learn more about why books have traditionally been challenged and banned, stop by the Katherine Brush Library this week and check out our Banned Books Week book display on the second floor.
Did you know that May is Jewish American Heritage Month? Since 2006, an annual proclamation has been made by the President of the United States to designate May as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans. Here at the Katharine Brush Library, we are recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month with a display on the first floor of books and ebooks that may be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about the history of Jewish Americans. Come check it out!