1. Just a sampling of the fun stuff we’ll be doing and giving away for #StarWarsReadsDay tomorrow at Farmington Community #Library come join the fun at our 12 mile location from 1pm - 5pm!
    #starwars #libraries #michiganlibrary #michiganlibraries #tumblrarians via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rlL6xQ


  2. Just a sampling of the fun stuff we’ll be doing and giving away for #StarWarsReadsDay tomorrow at Farmington Community #Library come join the fun at our 12 mile location from 1pm - 5pm!

    #starwars #libraries #michiganlibrary #michiganlibraries #tumblrarians


  3. Detroit Institute of the Arts: Through Her Eyes. This Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Farmington Branch meeting room.



  5. pantheonbooks:

    Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.

    Fight evil. Read books.

    (via libraryjournal)


  6. cheshirelibrary:

    If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably seen the #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly hashtag thing happening.

    You get the idea. But you know what’s better than purposefully misrepresenting movies for funsies? DOING IT TO BOOKS. Let’s #ExplainABookPlotBadly

    The Odyssey: Kid literally tells his mother to be quiet and go upstairs to her room to do crafts.

    Walden: Man pens an epic tome about nature and self-sufficiency while living about a mile from a sizable town and having his mom do his laundry.

    Anna Karenina: A young woman falls in love with a man who falls in love with his horse.

    The Scarlet Letter: A mother and her daughter grow up together in the quiet of the New England countryside. Like, really quiet. So, so quiet. Where are all the neighbors?

    The Grapes of Wrath:Rich people are awful to everyone else.

    Pride and Prejudice:Wealthy man discovers he can be secretly nice but openly awful to everyone around him because: dolla dolla bills, y’all.

    Jane Eyre:Eccentric and grumpy local man leads on a snobby, rich neighborhood girl in order to make a much younger employee jealous.

    Moby Dick: The reader learns everything one needs to know about whale anatomy and the futility of human endeavor.

    Invisible Man (the Ralph Ellison, not the H.G. Wells): White people, amirite?

    Anne of Green Gables:Obnoxious girl is tolerated by her community.

    The Sun Also Rises:A man is very concerned with his penis.

    Dante’s Inferno: Poet designs eternal torments for historical figures and acquaintances of whom he personally disapproves.

    Gone With The Wind:Southern woman wastes years pursuing a man who represents everything awful about the South.


  7. summerpierre:

    Happy Banned Books Week! “Read like a criminal.” - Greg Pizzoli


  8. deckerlibrary:

    Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

    It’s Banned Books Week and to celebrate we’re cutting up our books!

    In recognition of our freedom to read we’ve cut up the covers of over fifty banned/challenged books and made them into buttons. Seeing only a partial and abstract view of the whole image limits our ability to decipher it just as censorship diminishes our understanding and appreciation of different ideas, viewpoints and situations. See what we did there?

    Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!

    These look awesome! What a great idea. (Now, to convince the library to buy me a button maker…)


  9. "All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship."
    — For Banned Books Week, George Bernard Shaw (above) and other literary icons on censorship (via explore-blog)

  10. dcpubliclibrary:

    Happy Banned Books Week, everyone! Check out this lovely display over at the Northeast Library.

    Here are a few titles that have been banned or challenged, go visit your local library to find more! 

    The Color of Earth

    Fallen Angels

    Batman: The Killing Joke


    (via thecommonlibrarian)




  13. (Source: americanlibraryassoc)


  14. neil-gaiman:

    Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek

    View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

    (Photo by the lovely and talented Amanda Palmer, archer supreme.)

    (via powells)


  15. Celebrate the freedom to read at Farmington Community Library by going on a blind date with a banned book.

    Looking for excitement? Ready to try something new? Help us celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read by checking out a book that has been banned or challenged at an American library or school. Get to know some misunderstood titles. Judge them by the beautiful prose, stunning graphics, and compelling stories that lie within - not by the nasty rumors that have been spread about them!

    (Source: farmlib.org)