Friday, April 27, 2012

Choose Privacy @ the Library


Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7:  Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age.  The following are Choose Privacy Week programs at the library.

On Tuesday, May 1 6:30pm the library will show the movie Choose Privacy.

On Thursday May 3, 5pm: Internet Privacy: We will cover why privacy is important, safe searches and safety in social media.  At 6pm the library will host a discussion Today’s Privacy Issues covers how you can protect your information in an increasingly less private world.

Before you know it, summer will be here.  The library staff is already planning busily planning for a busy summer.  This week’s focus is on previewing the summer programming for adults.

Marc Black in Concert:  Marc Black will perform in the library on Thursday night June 7th at 7pm.  Marc has been playing music for over 40 years.  His first taste of music success was with his high school band, Blades of Grass.  This band opened for many major acts the Doors and Van Morrison to name a few.  He had worked on projects with Art Garfunkel and John Sebastian to name a few.  His current CD is entitled Pictures of the Highway.  This evening promises to offer a combination of lyrical craftsmanship and guitar prowess. 

Exploring Your World: Exploring Your World looks at travel opportunities close to home.  Discover trails, day trips, and sight-seeing possibilities in our own backyard.  Exploring Your World is on Monday night June 4th at 6:30pm.

All Adults Potluck:  Monday night, June 11th at 5pm is the date for the library’s all Adult Potluck.  Bring a dish to share, your own dining ware and an appetite for good food and a good time.

Letters Home:  Writing a letter is a dying art form, but letters have played an important part in developing an understanding of history.  Letters home explores many of the books of letter collections available at the library on Monday night June 18th at 6:30pm.

Technology Classes:  We have a variety of technology classes throughout the week:  Windows Basics 3 (April 30 at 5pm), Microsoft Word 1 (May 1 at 6:30pm, Introduction to Your Laptop (May 2 at 11am) and Using Reference Resources (May 2 at 2pm).   

Youth Activities:  Our regular youth activities are:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday 10am & Wednesday 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10am, Spanish Family Story Time this Thursday May 3 at 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday 10am).

Privacy Fact and in Fiction:  Privacy is one of our most important, but least protected rights.  The following is a short list of books, both fact and fiction that deal with privacy issues.

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown is a novel about “a computer whiz takes on the government in defense of the right to privacy. On hearing the National Security Agency has secretly installed a program that can read anyone's e-mail; Ensei Tankado comes up with a program to paralyze it. A conflict ensues and people die “-from the library catalog (PBK B).

The Right to Privacy by Brandon Garrett “discusses the right to privacy which is relevant to the right to freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, and the right to freedom of association”-from the library catalog (YA 342.73 GAR).

No Place to Hide by Robert O’Harrow “lays out in unnerving detail the post-9/11 marriage of private data and technology companies and government anti-terror initiatives to create something entirely new: a security-industrial complex”-from the library catalog (303.48 OHA)

Active Liberty by Stephen G Breyer “defines and examines the principles of active liberty and emphasizes its importance in constitutional and statutory interpretation”- from the library catalog (342.73 BRE)

Have a terrific week and visit the library.
  

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