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Banned Books Week September 25 - October 1
Banned Books Week 2016 is finally here (September 25 - October 1). Since the 1982, the national campaign celebrates the First Amendment and freedom to read every final week of September. Attempting to ban a book often ends up being good for its success (see: Streisand effect ). It also often gives a golden chance to an author to say something memorably sarcastic. Here's a brief timeline of some witty authors responding to challenges to their books: Mark Twain In 1902, the Ohama Public Library removed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn off of its shelves, claiming “criticisms of the book...Read more...
Voting ballot box
California's voter registration deadline for the general election is only one month away! That means if you want to vote for the president of the United States, on statewide decisions about issues like recreational marijuana use or the death penalty, or for your state senators, you need to register! Here's how:Read more...
Young girl on computer
Interested in learning more about computer science and programming? Join the Silicon Valley Young Coders Club at the Educational Park Branch Library , beginning October 1, 2016. Students ages 10-17 will become motivated about technology while developing computer science fundamentals. They will learn computational logic through Java and see how this universal logic applies to iOS App development. After each class, students will have the option of doing supplemental homework and will work towards completing a capstone project throughout the duration of the course. By the end of the course, students will have built programs and projects that demonstrate a...Read more...