Monday, March 30, 2009

Authors' Reception 2009

Please join the Armacost Library staff and librarians as we announce our first annual Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award winner at an Authors' Reception on Friday, April 3, 2009, from 4:00-5:30pm.

The Authors' Reception also honors our faculty's publications of 2008. The main floor, directly in front of the Circulation Desk (the former main entrance) will be host to an Authors Exhibit.

Refreshments will be served. Please join us!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What book would you keep forever? What book would you censor?

Participate in The Big Read by sharing your thoughts to the above questions. We have mounted two blank mural-sized pieces of paper to our main and third floor walls. Please drop by the Armacost Library to write your opinions on the designated wall space!

What is The Big Read?
"An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture."* The University of Redlands and the A. K. Smiley Public Library have been selected as grantees. From March 15 to April 25, 2009, events will be held within the community to highlight the importance of reading and books.

What are we reading?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in which books are burned to ashes by firemen, media and drugs foster indifference in the general public, and learning is suppressed by the government.

How else can I participate?

Check the calendar detailing Redlands events at You will need to refine your search with the various pull down menus. First, select "Fahrenheit 451", then "California" and finally "CA - University of Redlands".

Where can I get a copy of the book?
You can pick up a free copy of Fahrenheit 451 at Armacost Library, the Multicultural Center, or A. K. Smiley Public library while supplies last!

What else does Armacost Library have that I might be interested in?
At the Circulation Desk, we have a DVD and CD of an interview with Ray Bradbury! Just ask the front desk if you may check out the items listed under "Big Read".

If you want more information and fun, visit The Big Read - Redlands blog or The Big Read Redlands Facebook page.

*Arts Midwest. (2009). About the Big Read. Retrieved March 24, 2009, from

Thursday, March 05, 2009