Monday, January 31, 2011

Good-bye Winter Term! And ease into "spring" semester....

Winter Term ends on Monday, January 31, and this is our last day the library will remain open until 8 p.m. We'll close at 5:30 for the rest of the week, and regular hours start next Monday. Now, can someone come up with a better name than "spring" for a semester that begins in February???

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Want a free lunch and a copy of Fahrenheit 451? Sign up for the book discussion!

THE BOOK GROUP IS FULL TO CAPACITY! We will offer another group in February.

Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 on Wed 1/26 noon-1:30. All participants will get a free book and a lunch of pizza, salad and cookies. Read a synopsis of the book.

Stop by the table in Mudd at one of the times below to pick up a copy of the book and a reading guide:
Tue 1/11, 4-5:30
Wed 1/12, 3-5:00
Thu 1/13, 3-5:30

Contact if you would like to join and pick up your book, but can't make it during the times above.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

OBIS is Back!

If you get re-directed from OBIS to Reading Girl Speaks, close your browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome) and try again.

Thanks for your patience!

Monday, January 03, 2011

January Film Series "Censorship, Media Conrol and Falsehood at the Movies"

The Oberlin Community Big Read Film Series: Censorship, Media Control and Falsehood at the Movies

Four Fantastic Films that Follow up on Features of Ray Bradbury's Future Fiction, Fahrenheit 451

Wednesdays • 7:00 pm • Oberlin Public Library • Free •

Fun • Thought-provoking • Free popcorn!


January 5 Pleasantville
Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire are 1980s teens who find themselves living in the complacency of a 1950s TV show. Things begin to change!

January 12 Good Night and Good Luck
George Clooney directs and acts in this docu-drama about the courageous TV anchorman Edward R. Murrow resisting authority in the Cold War.

January 19 The Truman Show
Jim Carrey and Laura Linney star in a 1998 fantasy comedy about a perfect small town life that turns out to be a media fraud.

January 26 Wag the Dog
Hollywood spin artists invent a war to win a presidential election. A 1998 comedy with Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Anne Heche.

The Big Read is funded by the NEA in cooperation with the IMLS and Arts Midwest, and sponsored by Oberlin College, Oberlin Public Library and the Oberlin City Schools, 2010/11.