Event Location Upgraded for April 4th – Chip Kidd’s “FAIL BETTER” Lecture Moved from Schlow Library to Days Inn
April 3rd, 2013
Due to enthusiastic public interest, Book Cover Designer Chip Kidd will now speak at the DAYS INN, 240 S. Pugh Street at 7:15pm on Thursday, April 4th. Free and open to the public. Limited seating is first come, first-served.
For more information please CLICK HERE!
March 30th, 2013
Here’s a reproduction of a page from a Vintage PEANUTS Comic Strip Paperback Book. It features the character SALLY having the best day of her life. She is so happy she got her new Library Card, ha! Hey, if YOU don’t have one then please hit your local Library and get it now. It will be the greatest thing you ever did.
Here’s a Meme we made for you to share on your favorite social media site like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Thanks!
March 28th, 2013
Today’s Libraries are about so much more than Books. They are also a place of Community, Teaching, Support, etc.
Penn State University, April 4th – Chip Kidd Speaks “Graphic Design” at Schlow Centre Region Library
March 22nd, 2013
Chip Kidd, Graphic Designer and Penn State alum, will speak about creativity and design in "Fail Better," his upcoming talk at Schlow Centre Region Library on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Schlow Centre Region Library
211 S. Allen Street
State College, PA. 16801
For more information, please be sure to CLICK HERE!
Here’s a post that is both “book-related” and wacky! There’s a new movie in Japan, titled LIBRARY WARS, that is based on the Manga Graphic Novel stories by Toshokan Sensou. Now, this series of books have already been made into an animated TV Show, the graphic up above is an example of that. But wait! Now it’s a LIVE-ACTION MOVIE!
The film tells the story of Kasahara Iku, the first woman to join the Library Task Force. In the near future in Japan, the Media Enhancement Law has been forced upon the population censoring all books and media. To counter this, the Library Defense Force was created. To protect themselves against the Media Enhancement Law Commission, all major libraries are fully equipped with a military Task Force, who take it upon themselves to protect the books and freedom of media of the people. This anime follows Iku and her fellow soldiers as they protect various special books and artifacts from the oppression of the Media Enhancement Law Commission. A love story, war story, and comedy all rolled into one.
Check out the new Movie Trailer down below:
February 25th, 2013
Being associated with Random House, we’re really proud to announce that the U.S. National Endowment of the Arts is celebrating the birthday of the Children’s Book Author, Dr. Seuss, with a program titled, “READ ACROSS AMERICA!”. The event starts on March 2nd, 2013 ( which is just a few days away! ) and looks to be a very fun thing for both Children and Adults. Yes, this is a chance to get your Kids really exciting about reading!
The main focus is to help kids develop a love of reading and also create some much needed support for local Libraries. The NEA has held this event for some time and it’s always a success. Plus, they always have many different things going on so it’s always a good idea to ask your local Library what they will be doing or you can also check out the official website to see what’s happening too, just CLICK HERE!
January 30th, 2013
If you have been reading this blog for awhile then you might recall a post we did where we mentioned an event called, “LIVE from the NYPL: Building Stories Together” that featured the Authors Chris Ware and Zadie Smith. This public speaking event happened back in December of 2012 and was a CLOSING EVENT for the famous New York City Public Library. Both Authors talked about the art of writing and it was both informative & very entertaining. In fact, the post we did here revolved around a link to the PODCAST that was later posted of the event & if you didn’t get to go to it, then you could listen to it online.
Anyways, this post is about a review of that event. Paulina Reso, a Contributing Editor over at the WILD RIVER REVIEW website, just published a very excellent in-depth story about the event. She gives us an excellent idea on what it was like to be there and also what issues both Authors brought up that were pretty interesting. Her article is very informative. She also includes a bunch of excellent visuals to go along with her writing that are fun to see. ( Thanks Paulina! )
So, please be sure to check it out by clicking right HERE!
August 17th, 2012
KIDS NEED TO READ is a national nonprofit foundation that promotes childhood literacy and addresses the crisis in library funding that currently exists in the United States. Providing inspiring books and literacy programs to schools, public libraries, juvenile offender facilities, dropout recovery programs, urban after-school organizations, and special education classes, the foundation works to develop a lifelong love of reading and an awareness of social responsibility in all children. This is a great cause we can ALL believe in so please do your part & spread the news. You can also make a donation or visit their website to see other ways YOU can help. Thanks!
July 30th, 2012
“I’m mistrustful of anything you can turn-off with a switch. You can’t turn off books with a switch, and that’s what I think is one of their great virtues.” – Chip Kidd
July 4th, 2012