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Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

It’s Banned Books Week and to celebrate we’re cutting up our books!

In recognition of our freedom to read we’ve cut up the covers of over fifty banned/challenged books and made them into buttons. Seeing only a partial and abstract view of the whole image limits our ability to decipher it just as censorship diminishes our understanding and appreciation of different ideas, viewpoints and situations. See what we did there?

Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!



A peek inside our special collections. This book from 1858 features some very fancy gentlemen’s fashions. Patterns included!

Bulletin of Fashion,1858 (Located in the cage. Ask a reference librarian for assistance).



Come check out the new display in the Globe Poster case!

The “Happy Family” copper-on wood printing block was a staple of Globe carnival posters for decades, promoting the “good, clean fun” to be had at fairs up and down the Eastern Seaboard.  Other carnival cuts featured clowns, firefighters, and Ferris wheels.

The colorful backgrounds for a season’s worth of festival posters would be screen-printed ahead of time during the slower winter months at Globe Poster, leaving blank areas for times, dates and locations above and below the art. 

More information can be found here: MICA’s Globe Poster Collection.



Our own Aaron Blickenstaff created this great advertisement for our upcoming Used Book Sale! 
 We have too many awesome books!  On October 10th, from 8:30 through 4, we’ll be selling gently used and well loved books with a special focus on art.  Art magazines, zines and catalogs will also be on sale.  Tables will be set up outside the library, near the entrance to the Bunting Center.  We will accept cash and FLEX for all purchases.

Our own Aaron Blickenstaff created this great advertisement for our upcoming Used Book Sale!

We have too many awesome books!

On October 10th, from 8:30 through 4, we’ll be selling gently used and well loved books with a special focus on art.
Art magazines, zines and catalogs will also be on sale.

Tables will be set up outside the library, near the entrance to the Bunting Center.

We will accept cash and FLEX for all purchases.





Banned Book Week is next week: September 21st- 27th!
What are your favorite banned books?  Here are 3 of our favorites:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (FICTION)The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (FICTION 1951 ED.)Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (FICTION)

Banned Book Week is next week: September 21st- 27th!

What are your favorite banned books?  Here are 3 of our favorites:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (FICTION)
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (FICTION 1951 ED.)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (FICTION)



It’s Constitution Day 2014 here at MICA!
Decker library staff member Mary Alessi just created a new featured films display board in honor of the event.
Daniel Ellsberg, author, former U.S. military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).
One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America, will take place today, Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7–9 p.m. in Brown Center’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Read more about the event here. 

It’s Constitution Day 2014 here at MICA!

Decker library staff member Mary Alessi just created a new featured films display board in honor of the event.

Daniel Ellsberg, author, former U.S. military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).

One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America, will take place today, Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7–9 p.m. in Brown Center’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Read more about the event here



Plates from the 1906 edition of Alexander Speltz’s Styles of Ornament (NK1175 .S64 stacks).





One of our new books! This one documents Liberace’s dazzling costumes.

"My costumes are works of art.  The audience expects it.  Liberace is one of a kind."

-Liberace

Liberace Extravaganza!

Connie Furr Soloman & Jan Jewett

ML417 .L67 S65 2013  (Book in Quarto area)