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Archive for September, 2011

Banned Books Week

September 24-October 1 is Banned Book Week.  Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

What is a banned book?   A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content.

(More information about banned books.)

What can you do to save a banned book?  Read it.  We’ve got a great display here at the library.

(More information on saving banned books.)

Here is a Google map showing places in the U.S. where books were challenged between 2007 and 2011, indicating titles, reasons for the challenge and ultimate results.

Book Bans and Challenges map

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National Chicken Month

As we get ready to close out this month, you should know that September is National Chicken Month(yes, there is one)! I would be amiss to not give you a link to the National Chicken Council (yes, there is one of those too.)

So – in spirit of the month – here’s some chicken books.  We’ve got you covered from the egg to the chicken casserole.  And which came first? The chicken or the egg? Well, here at the library,  the egg (book) comes first.

Eggs: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Frittatas, Omelets, Scrambles 

Eggs

 A Chicken in Every Yard

Keep Chickens!

Living With Chickens

100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know (Featuring Engagement Chicken)

Finally, here is some helpful information from the National Chicken Council, if you were unsure about the origin of chicken wings.

“A chicken has two wings, and chicken companies are not able to produce wings without the rest of the chicken.  Therefore, the supply of wings is limited by the total number of chickens produced.”  To read more about chicken wings, http://www.nationalchickencouncil.com/statistics/stat_detail.cfm?id=24

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