Monday, January 31, 2011

Mantor Monday

Hey, guess what? The book basement is back in business! The carpet is dry, the study rooms are open, and the students who regard this quiet part of the library as their study sanctuary are happy again. Floods are nasty, damaging and expensive - but we all feel that it could have been much, much, worse. (If the pipes had burst at night, for instance, when no one was here.)

The On Our Minds film series will be kicking off it's second semester on Feb. 8th, when we host "The Global Banquet: Politics of Food". The Global Banquet examines the social justice and ethical aspects of the global food supply, and tackles such issues as factory farming, agribusiness, the patenting of life forms, and the true causes and cost of hunger. It will be screened in Lincoln Auditorium at 7pm, with encores in the Mantor Browsing Room at 2:00pm and 6:00 pm on Wednesday the 9th. Remember - when you attend OOM events, you can enter a raffle to win a book! Titles we'll be giving away this semester include The Food of a Younger Land, by Mark Kurlansky, The Omnivore's Dilemna for Kids, by Michael Pollan, and The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka.

Hope to see you there!

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