The Eunice & James L. West Library will kick off a school wide read of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 with a year’s worth of events and activities. 1984 has taken on new relevance in today’s world. The hope is to generate thought provoking discussions outside of the classroom that could impact a new understanding of the world. The library encourages faculty, staff and students to read and participate in the various events planned this fall.
Tuesday, September 26th 11:45-1:30 --TXWES Reads! Kick-off; Public Reading of the book on the front Library steps
Tuesday, October 3rd—Lunch-N-Lecture: Banned! Censored! Challenged!: 1984’s Complicated Relationship with Libraries
Tuesday, November 7th---Lunch-N-Lecture: The Art of 1984: Illustrations Inspired by Orwell’s work
Thursday December 7th---1984 Movie Marathon ALL Day
What relevance does 1984 have in today’s society? Is our country becoming more like the world imagined by Orwell? Is surveillance becoming too intrusive? Are “alternative facts” and “fake news” something to be concerned about? These questions and others will be discussed over the next few months. Come join in the discussion!