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CAPS is holding a stressbuster event outside Cooper Library from 10am until noon.
Come blow bubbles, eat some food, play some games (there’s hopscotch!) and best of all, pet a dog!
Join us for 3 Minute Limit. This open house style event will be held tomorrow, April 23rd from 1:00pm – 2:00pm and repeating from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
The structure will be informal and multimedia-centric, but will also contain a series of brief three minute discussions led by Librarians Jan Comfort and Andrew Wesolek on topics ranging from patents and trademarks in the motion-picture industry to copyright basics, openly available resources, and the “fair use” of copyright-protected materials.
We’ll be displaying #worldipday tweets on the digital signage in the lobby.
World Intellectual Property Day was established to raise awareness of the ways in which copyright, designs, patents, and trademarks influence daily life. It is an annual celebration of creativity as well as a celebration of the contributions of creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe.
This year, the theme of World Intellectual Property Day is: Movies – a Global Passion. Cooper Library will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a presentation titled ‘3 Minute Limit: Brief Talks on Intellectual Property Rights and Multimedia,’ to be held in the Brown Room on Wednesday, April 23rd at 1pm and 2pm.
With this in mind, a display of items has been set up on top of the TAPS bookshelf on the west side of Cooper Library’s 4th floor; the content of the display ranges from copyright and intellectual property to modern film and cinematic history. The display will remain up throughout the rest of April and as always, every item on display is available for checkout at the Circulation Desk in Cooper Library.
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2011.
Popular Reading, PS3618.I3985M57 2011.
“I’m Jacob, I wanted to say. I’ve been looking for you. But my jaw had come unhinged, and all I could do was stare.” – page 121
Jacob Portman grew up listening to his grandfather tell stories: stories about a Welsh island, stories about the monsters that chased him to the island, and stories about a group of peculiar children he met when he arrived. Jacob has always loved his grandfather’s stories – because of them, he yearns for adventure – but as he grows older, Jacob realizes the stories cannot possibly be true. With mingled anger and regret, Jacob stops believing.
But when Jacob finds his grandfather, dying, out in the woods, he also sees something unexplainable lurking nearby and it is something only he can see. Jacob begins to think that his grandfather’s stories may have been true after all. Hoping to learn more about his grandfather and to make sense of his grandfather’s cryptic dying words, Jacob travels to the island at the center of his childhood. On the island, Jacob may finally get to have adventures of his own.
Ransom Riggs’ New York Times best seller, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is a haunting mixture of fantasy and realism. Using authentic found photographs, Riggs weaves a world in which children can be invisible and float through the air; they can create fire out of nothing and grow vegetation at will. It is a world where monsters exist in the shadows but threaten to soon abandon the dark. Riggs creates a strange setting that serves as a foundation for an inventive narrative peppered with historical fact – it is a setting wherein readers will experience both the familiar and the fresh.
Review by Maggie Mason Smith, MLIS