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      Check Out The National Geographic Magazine Archive

      Did you know that you have full access to the online archive of National Geographic, 1888-present. Explore the articles and photographs that made this magazine so famous.  You can search by topic, photograph, or issue. With a Highland Park library card, you can even view this from home. For access, click here.

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      Celebrate your freedom to read

      Banned Books Week, September 27 to October 3, promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech.  This year, you can vote for your favorite banned or challenged book. A ballot is available on the Big Touch across from the checkout desk.  If you can't make it to the library, you can vote from your computer by clicking here .

      There will be a ten minute pop up program, "The Power of Words: Banned Books That Shaped America" at the Big Touch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00  PM and Saturday, October 3 at 11 AM.

      To learn more about intellectual freedom, the American Library Association has information about bans and challenges to books through the years here .The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has information about challenges and bans to comic books and graphic novels here.


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