Celebrate National Library Week at Temple University Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19, and see how lives change at your library. This year’s American Library Association theme emphasizes the variety of ways libraries can expand your horizons and create positive change in our communities. We’re demonstrating this with learning opportunities throughout the week and by hosting a Food for Fines food drive partnership with Philabundance.

Libraries are an Oasis for Learning

On Monday, April 14, at 2:30 PM in the Lecture Hall, the Libraries will welcome world-renowned sociologist Elijah Anderson to discuss his award-winning book, The Cosmopolitan CanopyRace and Civility in Everyday Life (WW Norton, 2012).

On Tuesday, April 15, at 3:30 PM again in the Lecture Hall, join artist and Temple faculty member Peter d’Agostino for an interview with Reese Williams, founder of the influential Tanam Press. Over the course of five years, this influential press published LP recordings featuring talks by Buckminster Fuller and Susan Sontag, as well as lively individual and collaborative projects from writers and visual and media artists that utilize the page in innovative ways.

On Thursday, April 17, at 3:30 PM, the Libraries and the Center for the Humanities at Temple welcome anthropologist Paige West who has written about the linkages between environmental conservation and international development, the material and symbolic ways in which the natural world is understood and produced, the aesthetics and poetics of human social relations with nature, and the creation of commodities and practices of consumption.

Food for Fines

April 14-18 join Temple University Libraries as we team up with local food bank Philabundance to host the Food for Fines food drive. Stop by Paley Library’s circulation desk and we will waive $1 in library fines for each approved food item you donate.

We especially need your help collecting these high-priority items:

 Canned / shelf stable tuna

 Canned beef stew

 Canned chili

 Canned pasta / beef ravioli

 Peanut butter and jelly (plastic containers only)

 Macaroni & cheese

 Canned fruit cocktail

 Canned green beans

 Breakfast cereal or hot cereal

Please note: all food must be unopened and non-perishable