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Austin Peay State University Library advocates against censorship, celebrates Banned Books Week

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Libraries support an individual’s right to choose books freely for themselves. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University (APSU) are celebrating Banned Books Week September 22nd–28th, with the theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!”

Banned Books Week is a time to recognize the right to access books without censorship and celebrate the freedom to read. 

Austin Peay State University Woodward Library celebrates Banned Books Week. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Woodward Library celebrates Banned Books Week. (APSU)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to hold Library Card Design Contest

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is hosting a library card design contest to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries join together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Country Inns & Suites to host book drive benefiting Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation’s Teacher Warehouse

 

Country Inns & SuitesClarksville, TN – Country Inns & Suites By Carlson recently announced that in celebration of National Literacy Day (September 8th) and as part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 12th annual Responsible Business Action Month, the brand has launched a book drive with Read Indeed.

The book drive has been going on at participating hotels to benefit the international charity founded six years ago by Maria Keller, a then eight-year-old girl from Minnesota.

Maria Keller

Maria Keller

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place June 4th, 2015

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2015 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in May at the Museum are: In the Garden: Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, Ed Nash: Exploration, Go Figure!, The Creative Gilmans, The Art of Flying High, and Story & Craft Time with Ms. Sue.

Salty Sisters Racing to Win. (Judy Saltzman)

Salty Sisters Racing to Win. (Judy Saltzman)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum April 2015 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in April at the Museum are: In the Garden: A Women’s History Month Exhibition, Sergio Gomez: The Land In Between, Go Figure!, Westward Ho! and April in the Children’s Room: Birds, Blossoms, and Bunnies.

The Quiet Stage: The Art of Lynn Garwood

The Quiet Stage: The Art of Lynn Garwood

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place March 12th

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – The First Thursday ArtWalk scheduled for Thursday March 5th has been postponed until March 12th due to inclement weather.

Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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Customs House Museum brings traveling exhibit “Go Figure!” to Clarksville

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Storybooks present enjoyable, meaningful, interactive math explorations to children and adults in Go Figure! – a national traveling exhibit that opens March 1st at the Customs House Museum.

Go Figure! transforms charming children’s books into a kid-sized world where children and adults can have fun exploring math with familiar characters such as Arthur, Frog and Toad, and the Three Bears.

Go Figure! exhibit coming to Clarksville's Customs House Museum Monday, March 1st.

Go Figure! exhibit coming to Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Monday, March 1st.

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Banned Books Week highlights the censored

 

Clarksville, TN – During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2011 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 24 through October 1. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read.

It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982.

There are hundreds of challenges to books in schools and libraries in the United States every year. According to the American Library Association (ALA), there were at least 348 in 2010; the ALA estimates that 70 to 80 percent are never reported.

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Woodward Library at APSU to celebrate Banned Books Week with September 29th event

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University, in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor Banned Books Week, September 24th-October 1st.

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the right to access books without censorship. In some schools, classics like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Catcher in the Rye” and “To Kill a Mocking Bird” may not be included in curriculum or available in the school library due to challenges made by parents or administrators. «Read the rest of this article»

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