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Who Banned These Books? And Why?

The top 10 challenged books for 2013:

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violenceThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
    The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

Find some of these titles and more in an exhibit on the second floor of the LRC – through October.

Read more about banned and challenged books of the 21st century.

Math Day is April 9! (April is Math Month)

Hope you don’t have a problem with that.

A set of math displays in the LRC lobby adds to your love of numbers.

Up a floor, in the Library, count on a quantity of math books on the second floor display shelves:

Math books:  mathemtics minus fear; The universal book of mathematics; Mathematics 1001
No argument, you will value the range of math topics. Many books in the display relate to everyday functions.

Math is everywhere! 

Display of math books in the library

Math Day Activities in the Learning Resource Center.:

Math Month Activities and Presentations

April 9, 2014

TimeTitlePresenterLocation
9 – 9:30 amDosageMary JamesLRC Lobby
9:30 – 10 amMath and Musical RhythmRob KnableLRC Lobby
10 – 10:30 amMath and SoundMark WebsterLRC lobby or LR141
10:30 – 11 am 
11 – 11:30 amRadical GeometryDr. Deb BryantLRC lobby
11:30 am – 12 pmChalk SpirographGioia Fonda
12 – 12:30 pmDance + MusicTrinidad + RobOutside LRC
12:30 – 1 pmStatistics in 1850Mark HarbisonLRC 220
1 – 1:30 pm 
1:30 – 2 pm 
2 – 2:30 pmRoman NumeralsGabriella NuttallLRC Lobby
2:30 – 3 pmArt and MathJose DiGregorioOutside LRC