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September

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EVENTS for September

Click HERE for links to the various September events:

  • NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD MONTH
  • LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER 7
  • INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY - SEPTEMBER 8
  • 9-11 COMMEMORATION
  • ROSH HASHANAH - SEPTEMBER 13-15
  • CONSTITUTION DAY - SEPTEMBER 17
  • HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15
  • AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 19-20
  • YOM KIPPUR - SEPTEMBER 22-23
  • MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 26-27
  • BANNED BOOKS WEEK - SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 3

#BiWeek 2016: Celebrate Bisexuality 

http://www.glaad.org/action/celebrate-bisexuality-biweek-2016

SEPT 19-26, 2016

 

http://www.glsen.org/allyweek (SEPT 26-30)

September is
Library Card
Sign-up Month @ SFPL
NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD MONTH

International
Day of 
Peace 
Friday, September 21

 

PEACE ONE DAY

 

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LABOR DAY
September 7, 2015

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NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

 

Constitution Day

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVE

 

CONSTITUTION DAY

September 17, 2015

 

 

Coping in UNSETTLING TIMES 

 

Helping Children 

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911 Memorial

(http://www.911memorial.org/)

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_September_11_Memorial_%26_Museum

9/11 Memorial (disambiguation)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Memorial_(disambiguation)

 

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept 15-Oct 15
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/)

Hispanic Culture (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/hispanic/)
Latino/Hispanic Heritage (http://www.42explore2.com/latino.htm)
Resources from Time for Kids (http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/hispanic-heritage-month-1)

Smithsonian Education (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/hhm/)

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK

(http://www.ala.org/bbooks/)

September 27−October 3, 2015

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK

(http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/)

 

 

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read
Explore Banned Books
from Google

 

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  • September 27- October 3, 2015 BANNED BOOKS WEEK (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek?gclid=CMn7i-zT9bICFad7QgodjF8AjQ)
  • Harry Potter (http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2011/07/10/banned-books-awareness-harry-potter/) Harry Potter Censorship 
  • Banned Books on line (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html)is a special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. This resource has been put together by the University of Pennsylvania. The books featured here, ranging from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood, have been selected from the indexes of The Online Books Page. (See that page for over 20,000 more online books!)

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK
 Virtual Read-Out

MOON FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2015

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL 

 

SAN FRANCISCO AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

(http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/events/moonfestival.html

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Moon Festival (http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa093097.htm)

 

CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2015

(http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/mid-autumn.htm)

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Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening of Sunday, September 13, 2015, and ends in the evening of Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yom Kippur begins in the evening of Tuesday, September 22, 2015, and ends in the evening of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

(http://www.chabad.org)

 

Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma

From American Lung Association (http://www.lung.org)

SEE BANNED BOOKS PAGE- INFO PUT ON HOMEPAGE SEPT 2015

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX - SEPTEMBER 23

BANNED BOOKS AND REASONS FOR CHALLENGES

Past decade

  • 1,577 challenges due to "sexually explicit" material;
  • 1,291 challenges due to "offensive language";
  • 989 challenges due to materials deemed "unsuited to age group";
  • 619 challenged due to "violence"' and
  • 361 challenges due to "homosexuality."

Further, 274 materials were challenged due to "occult" or "Satanic" themes, an additional 291 were challenged due to their "religious viewpoint," and 119 because they were "anti-family."

Some books from the top ten book List per year 2002-2012. Some are listed every year!

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, anti-family content, unsuited to age group, violence
  2. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
    Reasons: occult/Satanism
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  4. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  5. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
    Reason: occult/Satanism, offensive language
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  8. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
    Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence
  11. Olive's Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  12. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
    Reason: religious viewpoint
  13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
    Reason: racism
  14. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
    Reason: sexually explicit
  15. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: insensitivity, occult/Satanism, unsuited to age group, and violence
  16. Crazy Lady!, by Jane Leslie Conly
    Reason: offensive language
  17. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
    Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  18. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, violence
  19. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
    Reason: offensive language
  20. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
    Reasons: unsuited to age group, violence
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