You might be wondering what voting, hobbits, fall, and Banned Books Week all have in common – they’re all events happening at the Fitzgerald Library this September.

We will be hosting our first voter information/registration event on Friday, September 16, from 8am – noon.  We will have a table with  pertinent information and someone on hand to answer basic questions and help with registration.  We will have paper registration forms and computers set aside if you’d prefer to register online.  We’ll be hosting a second event on Tuesday, October 4 from 1 – 5pm.  In the meantime, our Reference Librarian, Ruth Ann has put together a helpful guide to the 2016 election.  Check out the guide here: Election Library Guide

The following week is Tolkien Week (here’s where the hobbits come in);  J.R.R. Tolkien is one of my all-time favorite authors and we’re going to celebrate his life and contributions to literature the week of September 18-24.  During Tolkien Week , we’ll also celebrate the first day of autumn, September 22, which is also the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo.

The last week of September we’ll raise awareness about censorship with a celebration of Banned Books Week.   The Fitzgerald Library will have displays and information on why books gets challenged and sometimes subsequently banned.  There will be great interactive elements (keep a watch on our social media platforms), as well as a drawing to win an “I read banned books” tote and a mug.  Some pretty sweet swag if I do say so myself.

Here’s to an event-packed September, we’ll see you around.