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This Week at APSU: Family Weekend culminates big week for Governors

 

Gov Run, football game, Mud Bowl highlight Family Weekend 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) annual Family Weekend caps this week September 27th-29th with events such as Gov Run, the Mud Bowl and, of course, a home football game.

Austin Peay State University Color Run set for Friday, September 27th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Color Run set for Friday, September 27th. (APSU)

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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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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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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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Harry Potter tops hit list of those seeking to ban books

 

In celebration of Banned Books Week, Clarksville Online will offer our readers articles, and Best Books lists — yes, lists — of the best in literature for both adults and children.  Have you read a banned Book? We hope so!

Apart from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter phenomenon, the most challenged books of the 21st century (2000-2005) include a number of books taught as classic and “relevant” books in terms of content and history.

In celebrating Banned Books Week (September 23-30, 2006), the American Library Association (ALA) compiled the top 10 most challenged books from 2000-2005, with the Harry Potter series of books leading the pack. The 10 most challenged books of the 21st Century (2000-2005) are:

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier
  3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  4. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
  5. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
  6. “Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers
  7. “It’s Perfectly Normal” by Robie Harris
  8. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
  9. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  10. “Forever” by Judy Blume «Read the rest of this article»
 

Finding the world in the pages of a book

 

In celebration of Banned Books Week, Clarksville Online will offer our readers articles, and Best Books lists — yes, lists — of the best in literature for both adults and children.  Have you read a banned Book? We hope so!

Becca and Rochelle await the midnight hour and the last Harry Potter book

Some time ago, three generations of my family, myself included, some of us costumed to honor favored characters, stormed the bookstores for the midnight release of the final Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. My granddaughter, in her Harry Potter Sorting Hat, and a friend stood guard at the shop’s storeroom door hoping for glimpse of,  … Oh my! Can it be? A book! Not a rock star. Not a movie idol. A BOOK.

Granted it was a big book. A special book. It was a book with all the answers to all the questions derived from the first six books in the series. Thus, somewhere around 2 a.m., five copies of the pre-ordered book in our house — everyone wanted “my own” copy, and we could not all read the same book at the same time.

J.K. Rowling, with her first scrawled story, got an entire generation of children to read books. Not read…devour, with an insatiable hunger for more. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU screens ‘Hollywood Librarian’

 

Ann Seidl’s documentary film, The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film will be screened at Austin Peay State University Sunday, September 30 at 6 p.m. and again on Monday, October 1 at 4 p.m. in the Morgan Student Center, Room 303. Apsu is one of 87 sites in the United States and Canada to present this film. APSU’s Woodward Library is coordinating the event.

The screenings are being offered in tandem with a celebration of ‘intellectual freedom” known as Banned Books Week, which begins today and runs through October 6. This film includes perspectives on the controversial Patriot Act, views of the burning of John Steinbeck books in the 1930s, and an interview with Author Bay Bradbury.

This 2007 film examines the work of more than 60,000 librarians working in the United States. Libraries welcome more than one billion visitors a year.

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