Thursday, September 4, 2014

Four New Library Displays for September

The Ort Library is pleased to present four new displays for September.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor near the front door, highlights Banned Books Week, held September 21-27, 2014. This year’s theme is “Freadom: Celebrate the Right to Read”. The display provides information on the most frequently banned/challenged books from 2000-2009. Additionally, a display is set up with 20th century classics that have been banned/challenged. These books are available to be checked out. Ask yourself: “Who decides what you can read?”


The second display, located on the 4th floor near the stairs, celebrates the life of Maya Angelou who passed away May 28, 2014. She visited FSU four times during her career, the first time in 1972 and the last in 1998. The display highlights her career, her works, and the awards she received during her lifetime as an author, poet, civil rights advocate, actress, and director.

The third display, located on the 5th floor, celebrates Constitution Day held September 17th each year. The display highlights the US Constitution and some books that the library has available on the Constitution. The library also offers a guide for resources on Constitution Day. It can be found here:

The fourth display, also located on the 5th floor, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the United States national anthem. The display highlights books that are available in the library on the topic and provides some background information on the history of the song.

Continuing through September 15 the display, located on the 3rd floor near room 318, highlights the Incan city of Machu Picchu located in Peru. One of the National Geographic maps that the Ort Library owns on Machu Picchu is also highlighted. Additionally, there is a quiz to complete to see how much you know about this ancient city.

If you have any questions about the displays, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at ext. 4425 or or MaryJo Price at ext. 4889 or

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