Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read, and the importance of free and open access to information. Want to read more about it? Check out this American Library Association website. Stop by the library and check out our Banned Books display. And feel free to check one out!
BANNED BOOKS WEEK, 2014: SEPTEMBER 21 to 27
This summer, we had a special Library Live with Dr. Jerome G. Rozen, Jr., a curator at The Museum of Natural History. Dr. Rozen brought in live insects – including a scorpion and a tarantula! He even showed us the shed skin of a scorpion (cool!!). We were all fascinated by his huge collection of creepy, crawly insects. There were walking sticks, butterflies, bees, beetles – and more! We learned so much from Dr. Rozen – and boy, did we have fun!
What a treat it was to travel the globe without ever leaving Peekskill!
Want to learn how to play a new instrument?
This program is truly a labor of love! Huge thanks to our many library friends who shared their heritage with us! Your displays were all amazing!
We always begin and end the summer with Tee-Shirt painting. It’s a wonderfully messy program — and yes, it’s tons of fun! Here are just a few of the young artists with their Tee- shirt creations (click on individual photos to enlarge):
The library was hopping this summer — with programs galore — and sadly, we didn’t have time to post pictures from many of our programs. So in the spirit of catching up, here are some of the highlights of our busy, boisterous but never boring summer! Stay tuned for more.
Franee the Clown had us all in stitches – at one of our FREE Library Live performances (thanks so much to The Rotary Club of Peekskill for underwriting Library Live 2014!!)