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Library Events

The Amazing Banned Book Race

Feb 12

10:00 AM12:00 AM
Kaplan Library Information Desk

MSMC Library Week, February 11-15, 2019
#ReasonsWhyBooksAre Banned

The Amazing Banned Book Race
Sponsored by Student Government Association;
Kaplan Family Library


A cross-campus scavenger hunt, The Amazing Banned Book Race will bring participants to MSMC departments that are associated with various reasons why books are banned. Players will find a banned book in each office and then present a passport and have it stickered by a department staff member, who will also provide a clue to the next stop on the race. The team to complete The Amazing Banned Book Race in the shortest amount of time wins!

**Each member of the winning team will receive a 16GB tablet!**

Game Rules:

The Amazing Banned Books Race is open to students only.  Teams can have up to 5 people, or you can compete individually.  The race begins Monday, February 11th at 10am and concludes on February 14th at 5pm. The team that completes the scavenger hunt in the shortest amount of time will win. Winners will be announced February 15th at our "Mocktails" event at noon and also via e-mail.

To play:

Visit the Information Desk in the library to begin. The librarian at the desk will record the names of all team members and the team's start time. Each team member will need to pick up a passport from the desk and each team member must hand in a completed passport in order to be considered for the prize.  Timing will not commence until all team members have picked up a passport. Passports are to be stickered with only those stickers provided to each participating department by the library. All completed entries must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 14th. 

For more information, stop by the Kaplan Library Information Desk (1st floor) or Check-out Desk (2nd floor) or call 845-569-3600/3299.


MSMC LIBRARY WEEK 2019 focuses on protecting our freedom to read.
Each day of Library Week there is programming that addresses a theme as to why books are challenged or banned.  Check our website for details on other events and activities during the week!

Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundayDecember 8, 2019   11:00 a.m. -   2:00 a.m.
MondayDecember 9, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     2:00 a.m.
TuesdayDecember 10, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     2:00 a.m.
WednesdayDecember 11, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     2:00 a.m.
ThursdayDecember 12, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     2:00 a.m.
FridayDecember 13, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 14, 2019  10:00 a.m. -    6:00 p.m. 
SundayDecember 15, 2019  Closed
MondayDecember 16, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
TuesdayDecember 17, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
WednesdayDecember 18, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
ThursdayDecember 19, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
FridayDecember 20, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     5:00 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 14, 2019   Closed

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