…and take a good book with you. We’ve paired some of our great Fodor’s travel guides with new and classic literature from our collection. So read it and be there!
Choose Privacy Week (May 2-8) is a new initiative by the American Library Association that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. Their vision statement declares “In the spirit of civic values that allow people to freely seek information in all formats without fear of retribution or exploitation, it’s time to reclaim our right to privacy.” Check out their website for more information and what you can do to protect your digital privacy at privacyrevolution.org
The Shanghai World Expo opens May 1 (eight years in the making). The Expo has everything from an animated giant baby mannequin to a crystal palace that contains seeds from all over the world. Experts estimate that the Expo has cost somewhere around 58 billion dollars. Check out the links below to view the amazing architecture and learn more about the Expo!
The Big Picture, “Shanghai’s Expo Nearly Ready”
The Official Website for Shanghai Expo 2010
Guardian Article, “Shanghai Expo is Set to Be the World’s Most Expensive Party“
Did you know that one out of four American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year?
The Center for Counseling at WCC is offering free confidential depression screenings and seminars related to mental health. Check out the College Wide Calendar on myWCC or call the Counseling Center at (630) 466-7900 ext. 2361 to find out where and when.
April 5-11 is National Cell Phone Recycling Week. According to the EPA’s website, if Americans recycled the approximately 130 million cell phones that are disposed of annually, enough energy would be saved to power more than 24,000 homes in a year. Recycling or donating cell phones helps the environment by saving energy and keeping usable materials out of landfills. So drop off your used cell phone at the library today!