Do you like your book adaptations to go beyond the two hour constraint of a movie screen? If so, have you checked out the literary companions to these recent television adaptations?
There are lots of movies coming out this fall based on books. Several book adaptations have been released as films earlier this year as well. Check out these books from the library to read before or after watching the movie version!
For a more complete list of book adaptations to film, visit the article “Books to Movies & TV in 2019: 50+ Upcoming Adaptations” from Bibliofile’s Review of books.
Each June, the library celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities by highlighting resources in our collection. We have recently added several new DVDs and books at Main Campus Library!
Explore the library’s guide to LGBTQ resources for fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, ebooks, DVDs, streaming video, and recommended websites.
Last week Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month in North Carolina. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York, June 28, 1969, which is viewed as the beginning of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. The proclamation says “the state of North Carolina will continue to advocate for statewide protections for all LGBTQ individuals to make our state a place where all people – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – are treated with dignity and respect.”
Hello, all you wonderful people out there! June is Audiobook Month, and I’m here to tell you why you should consider audiobooks if you don’t already listen to them and where to find more audiobooks if you do.Continue Reading →
April is National Poetry Month, which celebrates and encourages people to read and rediscover poets and poetry in their literary lives.
How can you participate at Durham Tech? Good news! We’ve got a few easy suggestions!
- Visit The Poetry Fox in the Main Campus Library on Thursday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and celebrate local vulpine poets.
- Check out a book from the poetry displays in the Main and Orange County Campus Libraries.
- Write some of your own poetry inspired by the many seasons we’ve had in the past two weeks.
- Pick up or print out your own copy of the Durham Tech Library’s 2019 Poetry Month bookmarks.
Want some more poetry in your life? Check out local public libraries and independent bookstores for more events.
Media literacy is a topic that comes up often these days. But, what does it actually mean? What counts as media? What does it entail? How can we teach students the skills needed to digest media critically?
There is a Crash Course for that!
Click through the embedded video below or find the full playlist here.
Crash Course is a YouTube channel that was started by John Green and his brother Hank Green. (Yes, it’s that John Green.) These educational videos are free to watch, though if you are inspired to donate to their patreon it is appreciated. The videos span topics from history to science to economics. And, now they’ve added media literacy! The host of the media literacy videos is Jay Smooth. He guides viewers through twelve videos on media literacy past, present, and future. If you’re looking for just the skills portion skip to video number eleven, but all of them are worth watching. You can show these videos in class, embed them in your Sakai site, or even just mention them to students who are looking for some clarification when working toward understanding media.
Visit the Durham Tech Library’s Evaluating News Sources libguide for more resources on media and information literacy.
Banned Books Week is an annual event which celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the importance of open access to information for all. Banned Books Week brings awareness to issues of censorship in libraries and schools. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles reports from libraries, schools, and the media of attempts to ban books in communities across the country.
To see a list of the most frequently challenged and banned books, visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks
Stop by our banned books display on the lower level of the library and pick up a bookmark or coloring sheet at the library’s desk to celebrate your freedom to read.
Durham Tech Library is celebrating the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community this month. We have a display of books on the lower level of the library.
Explore the library’s guide to LGBTQ resources for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming video, and recommended websites: http://durhamtech.libguides.com/LGBTQ
Pick up a bookmark at the reference desk to join the celebration!
The library has many new books by diverse poets. You can find these on a table at the back of the library on the upper level and on a display rack on the lower level. To learn more about National Poetry month events and to sign up to receive poems in your email inbox, visit the Academy of American Poets.
Reading a book of poetry or a book written in verse qualifies for Durham Tech’s Reading Challenge:
Watch the film above, from Ken Burns’s powerful documentary on the women’s suffrage movement, which presents the early years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and their alliance in the struggle for women’s rights.
Visit Films on Demand or click the titles below for more films and clips to celebrate Women’s History Month. Films or shorter film segments can be easily embedded into Sakai course sites. Visit our display window outside of the library and our display rack downstairs for lots of books and DVD resources available for checkout.
This four-part series traverses countries and continents to uncover key stories of the strong and revolutionary women that have made and changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day. The series geographical reach is just as ambitious, covering everywhere from ancient Greece to medieval France; from first-century Vietnam to modern America.
This is the true story of pioneering women, who for a brief moment in the darkest days of WWII, shattered the glass ceiling to become the first women to pilot American military aircraft. Survivors relive their personal experiences and the challenges they faced while ferrying aircraft, flying as test pilots and towing targets for live anti-aircraft practice. They also bring to light their sixty-six year long struggle for recognition and veterans rights.
A collection of stories and perspectives shared by thirteen veteran women physicians, surgeons, and specialists. The program conveys each doctor’s deep sense of passion and commitment to patient care, innovation, and research; it also illuminates the challenges these trailblazers had to confront in order to earn degrees and practice medicine.