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New FAA rules allow you to read eBooks during your entire flight

Last week the FAA updated its rules about when you can use your electronic devices during flight. Instead of turning off your eReader or mobile device during take-off and landing, you can now keep reading or listening to your book. Make sure to turn your wireless devices to airplane mode. Passengers will eventually be able to read e-books, play games, and watch videos on their devices during all phases of flight,...

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes are yearly awards for achievements in in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. The awards are administered by Columbia University from money bequeathed by the Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer Prizes are given out yearly in 21 categories. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction started in 1918 as the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, changing its name to...

Banned Books Today

When a librarian talks to people about Banned Book Week, they get many people who scoff at the notion that book banning and challenges still happen today. Between the beginning of 2012 and September 2013, there have been almost 50 challenges and some out right banning of books in the United States alone. The ALA has put together a list of the books challenged during 2012-2013. Let’s take a look at a...

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, discusses banned book

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, discussed book banning at the 2013 Annual ALA Conference. The Kite Runner, was the 6th most frequently challenged novel in 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit; and the ninth most frequently challenged book of 2008 for offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group. Hosseini read a passage of the...

Banned Books to Movies

In August, we posted a list of books that are becoming movies this year. The Book to Movie trend isn’t a new one. In fact, many banned books have been made into extremely popular movies. [Show picture list] How many have you seen? If you haven’t read the book version, come in and we’ll help you get it! Banned or...
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