Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Current Displays @ the Library

homecoming artifacts on display
Sweater and 1946 homecoming program
We're celebrating Homecoming and National Banned Books week at Hewes Library, September 25 - October 2nd.

"Scots On Broadway" is the theme for the 2016 Monmouth College Homecoming, and several artifacts are on display near the west entrance including programs from homecomings past, a letter jacket, and a wool MC band blanket.

Scotty, our library mascott, is also dressed for the occasion as Alexander HAMilton, from the hit just off (East) Broadway musical "Hamilton". Come by for a smile (or take a selfie!)
scotty as hamilton
Scotty as "HAMilton"
In the east entrance, display cases showcase books that have been challenged or banned, according to the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom. “The First Amendment guarantees that each of us has the right to express our views, including opinions about particular books. At the same time, the First Amendment also ensures that none of us has the right to control or limit another person’s ability to read or access information.” (source: Robert P. Doyle, Freedom to Read Foundation) These books are available to READ, so check them out!

banned books display
Banned books display

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