Nancy Brothers, Coordinator of Programming and Public Relations at Morton Grove (IL) Public Library, posted to the project listserv about the September Project events happening at and around her library:
Voter registration and Library card sign-up month go hand-in-hand throughout the month of September. The Village Clerk of Morton Grove is scheduled to conduct voter registration on two Saturday mornings (September 6 and 13) and on four Wednesday evenings. In addition, Library staff will be trained as deputy registrars in August so that when new residents apply for their library cards, they can also register to vote.
Voter registration will also be offered as part of a Low Vision Fair sponsored by six north suburban Chicago public libraries on Sat., 9/27/08. The Low Vision Fair will be held at the Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
A documentary on the B-2 Stealth Bomber will be shown on Tues., Sept. 9, at 11:30 am. The documentary will be part of a weekly series of programs (called Movies, Munchies and More) primarily for older adults.
A book and DVD display about September 11 will be set up on a table in the New Book area.
This September Project is so smart in so many ways. I like how Morton Grove librarians fold existing programs like their weekly film series into their September Project: the B-2 Stealth Bomber documentary shown on September 9th is part of their weekly Movies, Munchies and More series (bring your lunch!) that features travelogs, documentaries, feature films, lectures, interviews and artistic performances.
I also like how Library staff will be trained as deputy registrars in August so that when new residents apply for their library cards, they can also register to vote. Free, public grassroots democracy at its best. Perfect.
If you are unable to make the September Project events at Morton Grove Public Library, you are surely encouraged to visit their innovative web site. The Webrary hosts seven top-notch blogs, including MGPL Parents and the teen zone blog. Check out their slideshow to see the library-as-community in action.