Most Americans would be surprised to know that some people believe they have the right to determine what others read. Books are challenged everyday at schools and libraries across the US.
The American Library Association or the ALA designates a week each year to bring special attention to these books in order for all people to celebrate their freedom by reading a book that others have deemed unacceptable. The ALA states that the purpose of Banned Books Week is to,
“highlight the value of free and open access to information and bring together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”
So join us and celebrate your freedom by visiting the library today and checking out a book from one of our Banned Books Week displays.
It’s true! All you need is yourState ID/ Driver’s License #, date it was issued and the last 4 digits of your social security #. Visit https://ova.elections.il.gov/ to start the registration process. October 23, 2016 is the last day to register online. In person registration at select locations are available until November 7/8, 2016.
Identification needed when registering in person:
If registering to vote in person, you must display two pieces of identification. Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. Acceptable forms of ID include:
There are a great deal of powerful images associated with the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center,the attack on the Pentagon as well as the downed flight near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. September 11th 2001 is a day that is burned into the memories of so many people. They can remember what they were doing at the exact moment they found out about the attacks. This terrible event brought so many people together and made Police and Fireman heroes.
According to CNN there was a total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Timeline (from CNN):
The North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit at 8:46 a.m.
The South Tower of the World Trade Center was hit at 9:03 a.m.
The Pentagon Building was hit at 9:37 a.m.
South Tower of WTC collapsed within 10 seconds at 9:59 a.m.
Flight crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.
North Tower of WTC collapsed at 10:28 a.m.
There are several books regarding the 9/11 Attacks. Here are a few in our collection:
(click on the books to find out more information)
Flight 93 : The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11
From the inside out : harrowing escapes from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001
A Decade of Hope : Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends
The Eleventh Day : the Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden