Annual Book Sale

guy holding booksThe Bryan College Library is currently holding its annual book sale in the Library's atrium. There  are lots of books from which to choose and prices are low. New books are added often. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to come by and browse. The book sale ends Monday, October 8. Contact Mrs. Connie Sanders for more details. 

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October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming national election. Please urge your students and peers to register if they have not already done so. Students may register to vote in Tennessee or by absentee ballot in their home state. Stop by the library for the print registration form, or register online

October 23: Listen to This! Area Authors Read Their Works

We invite you to join us for our second Listen to This!, featuring area authors Finn Bille, Bruce Majors, John Mannone, and Ray Zimmerman reading selections from their published and forthcoming works. The event is Tuesday, October 23, from 7 - 8 pm on the second floor of the library. 

Bruce Majors' collection, The Fields of Owl Roost, was named first finalist in the 2005 Indie Excellence Book Awards.  He is co-editor of an anthology, Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets.  Mr. Majors is a member of the Chattanooga Writer's Association.

Finn Bille published his poetry collection, Rites of the Earth, in 1994, and Fire Poems in 2011, and his work is included in Southern Light. He has read and published poetry in Denmark, where he was born under the flight path of English bombers heading for Germany.  Finn also performs as a storyteller, specializing in stories about his immigration to America. 

Ray Zimmerman's performance poems have delighted audiences and won prizes in poetry slams. He is the executive editor of Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets, which was selected as a topic of panel discussion at the Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, 2011.  He is also a former president of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and won Second Place in the 2007 Poetry Contest of the Tennessee Writers Alliance.  

John Mannone has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry and has 300 works published in: Baltimore Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Vermillion Literary Project, Conclave, New Mirage Journal, Medulla Review, Pedestal, Rose & Thorn Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal, Writers & Artists, Hinchas de Poesía and others. His poems/prose are anthologized in 200 New Mexico Poems (New Mexico Centennial 2012), Tapestry of Voices (KWG 2011), All the Livelong Day (MotesBooks 2011), Come What May (MotesBooks 2010) and others.

From the Director

Have you ever wished you could just make someone shut up? If you had the power to keep them from proliferating ignorant ideas or spouting off, would the world be a better place? Well, now the technology to do just that (without harming someone) actually exists. It’s called the Silence Gun and it can literally make it impossible for anyone to communicate verbally. Check it out

The question is: who would like to be able to use such a weapon on you? Freedom of speech is a right that we take for granted all too often, but that must be defended and exercised. Here’s a site that can help you join the conversation. 

--Dr. Gary Fitsimmons

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