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Library Advocates

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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)


vintageanchorbooks:

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a banned book.

vintageanchorbooks:

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a banned book.

(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)


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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Jul 29
vintageanchorbooks:

Daria forever.

vintageanchorbooks:

Daria forever.

(via darienlibrary)


Jul 22

heidireadsya:

libraryadvocates:

To celebrate my new found power as a participant in the WO’s Tumblr, I’m sharing with you something I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve been a fan of these books for years and in less than a month, Outlander’s story will be brought to life!

Outlander | New Series | STARZ

I feel like I should reread Outlander, but it’s such a large undertaking and so many other books. The first time I read it, I just didn’t enjoy it that much.

It makes me feel very guilty because Diana Gabaldon and I attended the same university for our undergrad. There’s a dorm on campus named after her father.

Maybe I’ll give it a try as audio.

You should absolutely give it another try! I know the books are long, but the series has everything — history, romance, biology, herbal info, Scotland, war, hunting, family, amazing character development, humor and the list goes on.  I’ve read the series multiple times, I’ve borrowed the audio from the library and then broke down and bought it.  Davina Porter, the narrator, does a fantastic job; I’d definitely recommend the audio!


youngadultatbooktopia:

Reading across fandoms

(via planoteenscene)


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