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Library Advocates

Posts tagged books

Sep 25
todaysdocument:


"Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Books are weapons in the war of ideas", 1941 - 1945
From the series: World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945

Banned Books Week is September 21 - 27, 2014

todaysdocument:

"Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Books are weapons in the war of ideas", 1941 - 1945

From the series: World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945

Banned Books Week is September 21 - 27, 2014

(via arlingtonvalib)


thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer
Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer

Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

(via bookoisseur)


Sep 24
oupacademic:


“and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower”
— James Joyce, Ulysses

Oxford University Press is celebrating ALA’s Banned Books Week 2014 by highlighting banned and challenged works from our Oxford World’s Classics series.
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

oupacademic:

and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower”

— James Joyce, Ulysses

Oxford University Press is celebrating ALA’s Banned Books Week 2014 by highlighting banned and challenged works from our Oxford World’s Classics series.

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.


ursulavernon:

You tell ‘em, Wendell.
(Incidentally, I’m a children’s book author in my real life, and this is Wendell the iguana, from the Dragonbreath series.)

ursulavernon:

You tell ‘em, Wendell.

(Incidentally, I’m a children’s book author in my real life, and this is Wendell the iguana, from the Dragonbreath series.)

(via knottahooker)


harriscountypl:

The “Breakfast of Champions of Liberty.” The “Health Food of Freedom.” Read banned books.

harriscountypl:

The “Breakfast of Champions of Liberty.” The “Health Food of Freedom.” Read banned books.


Sep 8

Sep 2
library-lessons:

Escape is waiting.
-via Books Rock My World

library-lessons:

Escape is waiting.

-via Books Rock My World

(via library-lessons-deactivated2014)


Aug 20
elalibrary:

I wonder what the world would look like if we started thinking about weapons as things that build people up instead of things that tear them down. We could start with books. Books are weapons against our own ignorance, prejudices, and narrow mindedness. Books never destroy us without building us back up again from new, better material.
Also, Doctor Who’s back on Saturday - the world needs more Doctor Who.

elalibrary:

I wonder what the world would look like if we started thinking about weapons as things that build people up instead of things that tear them down. We could start with books. Books are weapons against our own ignorance, prejudices, and narrow mindedness. Books never destroy us without building us back up again from new, better material.

Also, Doctor Who’s back on Saturday - the world needs more Doctor Who.


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