Join UC Libraries and celebrate the joy of reading and books at the 6th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, Saturday, October 20, from 10am to 4pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown. Continue reading Join UC Libraries at Books by the Banks October 20
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The #3 Most Challenged Book in 2011: The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins. Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence. Continue reading Celebrate the Power of Literature and Read a Banned Book
The #7 most challenged book in 2011: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit. Continue reading Celebrate the Power of Literature and Read a Banned Book
Banned Books Week is an annual observance from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) that celebrates the First Amendment right of the freedom to read. Continue reading Celebrate the Power of Literature and Read a Banned Book
UC Libraries, an organizer of Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, is proud to announce the 2012 Poster Debut Kick-off event on Thursday, September 20 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion. Continue reading Join UC Libraries at the Books by the Banks Poster Launch
On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will once again recognize the publishing and creative accomplishments of UC’s faculty at the annual “Authors, Editors & Composers” event. Scheduled for 3:30pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center at UC, “Authors, Editors & Composers” will pay tribute to the 2011 scholarly and creative works of UC’s faculty with a reception, presentation of selected works, a printed bibliography, and an exhibit.
On Saturday, October 22, the 5th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day-long festival will feature over 100 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels, and activities for the entire family to enjoy. All events are free and open to the public.
Join UC Libraries at a talk by renowned book conservator William Minter who will display and discuss the conservation treatment he did to the historic Martyrs Mirror. Scheduled for Friday, October 28th from 1:30-3:00pm in 814 Blegen, the talk is free and open to the public. A Q&A will follow and refreshments will be served.
By Janice Schulz
You would probably not be surprised to learn that UC Libraries hold copies of Malcolm X’s biography, Fahrenheit 451, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and Treasure Island. What might surprise you, however, is that these are all titles of graphic novels. A new exhibit currently on display on the fourth floor of Langsam Library features these and many of the other graphic novels available in UC Libraries’ collections. The exhibit was curated by Janice Schulz, University Records Manager and Archives Specialist, and designed by Cole Osborn, former design student.
The Archives & Rare Books Library announces a new monthly lunch-time series that will focus on one item from the collections to talk about its history and importance. Relaxed and informal, these presentations are set for one Thursday each month through the academic year, and will be held in the Schott Seminar Room, 814 Blegen Library at 12:00 noon.
The first talk is on Thursday, January 27, and will feature ARB’s anthropodermic binding (that is, human skin!). Find out how these bindings became curiosities of the book world, particularly in the 18th century; why most major research libraries have at least one example of the morbid things and how UC obtained its copy; and, the process involved in determining its authenticity. Continue reading 50 Minutes-One Book