On October 25th, between 1-2pm, the Library will be hosting a cosplay and costume talk on the rich history of crafting, performing, and expressing through costumes. Speakers will explain some techniques to create your own costume. After the presentation, a mini-costume contest will be held.
the Library will be hosting a talk on immigration and U.S. history from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Speakers will briefly analyze the institutionalization of racism and court cases in U.S. history, and examine the history of reparations legislation. The long term implications of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the U.S. will then be linked to current immigration policies.
Copyright and academia will be the focus of this week’s presentation in the Honolulu CC library.
Cory Lenz,from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Law School Library, will give legal guidance on copyright and discuss the uses that students and faculty can make of copyrighted materials.
Those in attendance will learn the finer points of the Fair Use Doctrine and the Library Exception and will have a clearer sense of how their own uses of copyrighted materials (i.e. course reserves, courses packs, document uploads to course management systems, photocopying) comply with the law.
The session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the library.
This week, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 is Banned Book Week in America.
This is a 33rd annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
The HonCC library has set up an exhibit of books that people have tried to have banned in America over the years. To see a slideshow of the library’s display, click here. Better yet, stop by the library this week and celebrate the freedom to read in person.
For more info on banned books and intellectual freedom, visit http://bannedbooksweek.org/.
“Comic Books: Changing Audience, Changing Genre,” will be the subject of a talk by Honolulu CC Professor Jerry Saviano next month in the school library. Saviano will give the presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 in the first floor of the library.