Banned Books Week

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By , September 26, 2011 9:03 am

What do the children’s book, And Tango Makes Three,  and the young adult books, The Hunger Games, Twilight, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian have in common with the classic Brave New World? All were among the top ten most frequently banned books of 2010.  September 24-October 1 is Banned Books Week. Check out the display in Irwin Library and visit the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week site  for more information.

Early JSTOR content and Indianapolis Recorder now available

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By , September 9, 2011 10:55 am

JSTOR, an online subscription database of scholarly journal content, has announced that all journal  content published prior to 1923 in the U.S. and prior to 1870 elsewhere will now be freely available to anyone.  Locally, IUPUI has digitized the Indianapolis Recorder, a newspaper that has covered the Indianapolis black community for more than a century.  The digital archive of the Recorder covers 1899-2005.  Recorder issues for 1912-1925 and January-April of 1932 are missing, so if you have preserved any of these print issues, please contact the IUPUI library if you would be willing to share them for digitization.

Best Books of 2010 in the Butler Libraries

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By , December 23, 2010 10:33 am

Books from the various “Best Book” lists of 2010 in the Butler Libraries include Room by Emma Donoghue, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and many others. The recurring favorites on the lists seemed to be A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (still on order), and The Warmth of Other Suns: The Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (still on order). Check the Browsing Collection in Irwin Library and the general collections for these and many other “Best Books of 2010”!

Major Taylor Display

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By , June 8, 2010 3:24 pm

While awaiting the start of this summer’s Tour de France, take a look at a display case in the Irwin Library entrance that honors Major Taylor, the Indianapolis native who battled racism to become the 1899 World Champion in the one mile bicycle race. He also lapped the entire field in an 1896 half mile race in Madison Square Garden.

The Art of the Mask display at Irwin Library

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By , April 29, 2010 8:41 am

Wendy Meaden has installed “The Art of the Mask” exhibit in the cases at the front of Irwin Library. The display includes the leather masks created for the student actors in the play “Woyzeck”, performed this spring under the direction of Bernardo Rey. The Butler students were fortunate to be able to work with the Columbian born Rey, who concentrates on the relationship between visual arts, performance, and theatre. Photos of the production of “Woyzeck” are included in the display, as well as photos and text explaining the process of the creation of the amazing masks used by the actors in the play.

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