Join the Library staff in collecting new gifts for needy children. Scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, gift cards, and toys will be distributed to needy children through the Northern Virginia Family Services “Gifting for Families” program. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the tree in CG300 by December 14. Thanks for helping to make a child’s holiday a little brighter.
On the 30th, the library held a little reception in honor of our Steampunk display. In addition to providing candies and brownies, we invited students and staff to have their photos taken in Steampunk garb. The reception was great and we look forward to having similar events in the future. Below is a link to our Smilebox with a selection from our pop-up photo booth.
Do you like Steampunk or just need an excuse to dress up? Then stop by the Annandale library on Wednesday the 30th from 10 – 2 for a Steampunk reception! See the flyer for details!
We have some new displays and signs for you this fall! Stop by and check out the wonderful books and items we have for you!
A preview of our new signage:
From our Halloween display:
Our Steampunk display, put together by our Chief Craftswoman, Paula DeRoy:
Once again, this year Professor Shirley Nuhn’s ESL students are creating podcasts that discuss Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 22-28. Links to their podcasts are included below. NOVA Annandale ESL students have been helping the library recognize Banned Books Week for many years, with their podcasts on the subject first added to the library’s website in 2009.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating essential American freedoms: to read, to seek knowledge and to express ideas. Even if the ideas are unorthodox or unpopular, we are supposed to have access to them without limitations. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to censorship and its results. It is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, among others.
The books displayed in the library during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, these books have remained available. Come on in and check them out!
Hear what everyone has to say: