Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcoming Events at Carmichael Library

Your campus library is busy with programs, displays, and other events in the weeks ahead. Here are some highlights:

Program: Issues in Literature for Children and Young Adults: Censorship and the Young Person's Right to Read.
Wednesday, October 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Montevallo Branch of AAUW and Carmichael Library will host a program on "Issues in Literature for Children and Young Adults: Censorship and the Child's Right to Read" on Wednesday, October 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Carmichael Library. At this session Pat Scales, UM graduate, prominent member of the Association of Library Services for Children, and Chair of the prestigious Caldecott Committee in 2003, will discuss Censorship Issues and the Child’s Right to Read. Mary Beth Rodgers, Barbara Belisle, and Loretta Cobb will comment on books such as The Boy with the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, The Red Hills of Alabama by Barbara Belisle, and Tales from the Heart of Haiti by Patti Marxsen. Jane Clayton will moderate the discussion. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Family Day in the Library
Saturday, October 29

The library will be the site of faculty meet and greets with parents. In the afternoon, library staff and faculty will tell some of Montevallo's famous ghost stories from sites across campus. More information about UM Family Weekend can be found at the Division of Student Affairs web site.

Exhibit and Presentation: Day of the Dead
Exhibit runs from October 28-November 9. Presentations on Tuesday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.

Carmichael Library will commemorate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the library lobby for the ninth consecutive year. The library will host a showing of ceremonial altars (ofrendas) built by students of Dr. Eric Vaccarella's Spanish Conversation class. This year's ofrendas will also serve as a commemoration of the Mexican Bicentennial of Independence (1810) and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. All the honorees are Mexican. They include Mario Moreno Cantinflas (film actor), María Felix (film actress), Sor Juan Ines de la Cruz (17th-century poet and advocate for the rights of women), Pedro Infante (signer and actor), and Frida Kahlo (painter).

The public is invited when our students present their work at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd. The presentations will be made in Spanish. The altars will be on display from October 28th - November 9th.

We hope to see you here!

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