Archive for September 2008

Banned Books Week 2008 – Sept 27th thru October 4th

September 30, 2008

Special Exhibit at Maring-Hunt

This exhibit, Censorship in Schools and Libraries, created by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, presents incidents of censorship in public libraries and schools that have occurred nationally over the last 150 year. Black and white images along with text, illustrate the books and authors that have been most challenged by schools and libraries. Authors and books include Judy Blume, Maurice Sendak and the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.


Homework Centers 2009

September 22, 2008
The Hive

The HIVE is a FREE Homework Help Center for students in grades K-5 at Maring-Hunt Library.

Qualified volunteers will help elementary students in grades K-5 with their homework and with reading skills. Students must bring their assignments and textbooks. Parents and teachers may call the Maring-Hunt Youth Services Department at 741-5150 for more information.

*HIVE stands for Helpful Individuals Volunteering for Education!

Special Presentation by former Indianapolis Mayor, Bart Peterson

September 9, 2008
Bart Peterson

Bart Peterson

Ball State University Alumni Center

September 23


What does Muncie Need to Thrive?

We can do something about it!

Keith Roysdon, Business Editor of The Muncie Star Press, created the series of reports and is organizing a series of lectures to address the issues. Muncie is struggling with rising unemployment, blighted buildings, lost population and departing jobs.

Bart Peterson’s experience in dealing with tough issues combined with his education and business background give him a unique and informed perspective on teh challenges facing many communities in tough times.

Education: law degree, University of Michigan, 1983; bachelor’s degree, Purdue University, 1980

Business career: president of the Precedent Co., a family-owned real estate company started by his father.

Political career: served as executive assistant for environmental affairs and later as chief of staff for Gov. Evan Bayh, 1989-95; elected Indianapolis mayor, 1999; re-elected 2003.

Sponsored by The Star Press. Community partners: Ball State University, Muncie Public Library and the 1859 Forum.

Join us as former Indianapolis Mayor, Bart Peterson, keynotes the second lecture in this series.

Mayor Jay Williams Returns to Muncie

September 2, 2008

Mayor Jay Williams

Mayor Jay Williams

Monday, September 8

7 p.m. at Minnetrista



Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the dialogue as Mayor Jay Williams of Youngstown, Ohio returns to Muncie to discuss urban revitalization. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion by Muncie business and community leaders.