written by Tana
Be sure to stop by the library and see our display of Banned Books. You just might be surprised at some of the titles! Many are popular classics which you may have read in high school or college. If not, you may want to read them just to see what all the fuss was about! Here are a few of the titles:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Interestingly enough, the number one “most challenged book of 2007” was a children’s book, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. It is based on a true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Park Zoo that adopt an abandoned penguin egg and care for it together until it hatches.
For more information about Banned Books Week, related events and a complete list of frequently banned books be sure to check out the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week information center.
Need a perk-me-up? Check out our current “Coffee” display at the Main Library. Just walking by will get those taste buds revved up and ready for some java. Well, okay, you can’t really taste it, but you can almost smell that familiar, flavorful aroma.
Learn how to roast your own coffee beans, how Starbucks got its start, or even how you can open up your own coffee bar.
Or, perhaps you’d be interested in these caffeinated titles? Let it Rain Coffee by Angie Cruz is a light fiction read, while Uncommon Grounds is a “history of coffee and how it transformed our world.”
And there’s more! We change our displays every month and often even more frequently then that. There’s always something new “brewing” at the library!
It turns out Uncle Sam still wants his cut, gang. Furthermore, he would appreciate the efficiency of you, Mr. or Ms Citizen, filing electronically.
DPL tries to accommodate taxpayers on both sides of the technology divide. The library is one of the few places which still distributes tax forms and publications. If the form you need is not one of the standard issue we stock in our displays at Main and Fairmount, one of the crack reference staff can help you locate it on the IRS’s labyrinthine site.
Some printing charges may apply. Seriously. Running off a few of those 90+ page tax tomes could contribute to deforestation.