Freedom to Read: Commemorate Banned Books Week 2017

Every year since 1982, libraries put up caution tape and books and remind us that literature is often challenged and censored. In the 35-year history of Banned Books Week, over 11,000 books have been challenged. Banned books range from contemporary Continue reading Freedom to Read: Commemorate Banned Books Week 2017

New to the Genealogy and Local History Section

New books in Genealogy and Local History Reference Section: Historical and Genealogical Atlas and Guide to Barnstable County, Massachussetts (Cape Cod) by Marjorie Hubbell Gibson Boldt Castle: Heart Island — Alexandria Bay NY and the Thousand Islands Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Continue reading New to the Genealogy and Local History Section

News: fake, real, and everything in between. A roadmap for the rest of us.

In November 2016, The Stanford History Education Group published the results of their one and a half year study to determine the civic online reasoning skills (ability to reason about the information on the Internet) of 7,804 students across 12 Continue reading News: fake, real, and everything in between. A roadmap for the rest of us.