Thanks to everyone who participated in our National Library Week festivities. About fifty people participated in our Library After Dark Open House– voting for their favorite Recycled Book Contest entry, creating a READ poster of themselves, being interviewed for the new library YouTube video, going on scavenger hunts, finding origami cranes, buying books at the Library Book Sale, eating good food, winning prizes, and having fun!
Here’s a look at some of the entries that were submitted to the Recycled Book Contest:
After some careful tallying of votes by our librarians Michele Ukleja and Jim Edstrom…
Our first place winner was… Mary Warner, with her hand crafted and altered book creation:
Our second place winner was… Carol Thomas, with a photo frame that she created using an old book cover:
Congrats, and thanks again to everyone who participated and helped make this year’s Library After Dark a success. To view more photos of our Library After Dark activities, check out our Flickr photo stream.
Come one, come all to the Library After Dark Open House on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Harper College Library. It’ll be the capstone event to our National Library Week festivities.
At Library After Dark you can:
What are you waiting for? Come on by!
Photo credit: Jeff Maysh
The Book Sale starts today in the Library at 10am (10-6) and
continues tomorrow (10-6) and Thursday (10-8)
Stop in and browse through thousands of books, VHS
and audiocassettes on the first floor of the library (Bldg F)
Prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Prices are reduced during the Library After Dark Open House on Thursday evening (5:30-8)
Cash only. All purchases are final.
The library is “Going Green” with our National Library Week festivities, thinking of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We’re selling all of our withdrawn books and audiovisual material in the book sale next week, holding a recycled book contest for people to be creative with old and seemingly unusable books, collecting paper to be recycled and binding them into notepads, etc. We’ve also put together a Green Living research guide to help you live a greener life.
In the Green Living research guide, you’ll find information about reference books, electronic books, and regular books on sustainable living, green architecture, and the environment, among other topics. You can also see the audiovisual materials we own on green living, as well as streaming media through databases like Films on Demand (that you can use to view streaming films on your computer at home). The Green Living research guide also lists a wide variety of websites that might be of interst, and can start you on your way to thinking about ways you can live more green.
How often do you think about the person who made the jeans you’re wearing right now, or the farmer that grew the coffee beans in the coffee you’re sipping as you read this entry, or everything that went into making the cell phone that’s in your bag? I don’t know about you, but before I watched Annie Leonard’s “The Story of Stuff,” I have to confess that I didn’t give much thought to these things at all. That’s all changed, however. If you have a moment (or twenty minutes, to be exact), I highly recommend that you watch the animated short documentary “The Story of Stuff.” It’s a fast paced, eye opening look at the cycle of production, consumption, and waste, and makes connections to a range of environmental and social issues. You’ll never look at the “stuff” in your life the same. As we get ready for National Library Week (April 11-17), and as Harper College Library plans activities based on our theme of Going Green, understanding how to break the cycle of unsustainable living beginning in our own lives is a good place to start.
I’ll be blogging in the coming weeks about ways that we can start being more “green.” Also stay tuned for the Green Research Guide that will be published very soon, where you can learn more about the topic of sustainability. In the meantime, hope you enjoy “The Story of Stuff” and start thinking about the things you can do to start living more sustainably.