September 17, 2014
In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day on September 17 and passed a law requiring all publicly funded schools to provide educational programming on the Constitution.
Why September 17? It was on this day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates who were present at the Constitutional Convention.
September 21, 2014
Banned Books Week was launched over 30 years ago in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. The week highlights the value of free and open access to information, and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek out and to express ideas.
The ACLU of Ohio is a founding member of The Ohio Center for Law Related Education and supporter of the annual Law & Citizenship Conference.
This year, you can attend the ACLU of Ohio’s workshop where we will be translating our legislative and policy knowledge into a useable format for teachers: “Public policy in the classroom: Making it exciting, fun, and relevant.”
Attend to hear keynote speakers Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who will talk about her plan to improve Ohio judicial elections, and Mary Beth Tinker who will discuss her experience as a First Amendment activist who set the precedent affirming students’ free speech rights after she and her brother wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War.
September 22, 2014
Night one of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features films that celebrate the stories of people with disabilities.
ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival presents Come as You Are (Hasta La Vista), the story of three friends with different disabilities, all in their twenties, longing for a coming-of-age journey and the end of virginity.
September 23, 2014
Night two of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features stories about the past and future of American life.
King Arts Complex presents The Bulter, the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
September 24, 2014
Night three of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features characters taking a stand to protect the environment.
Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund presents Erin Brockovich, the story of an unemployed single mother who becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
September 25, 2014
The fourth and final night of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival showcases the changing landscape of American culture with inspiring and iconic films.
First, Outlook Media presents Milk, the story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.
October 8, 2014
Visit the region’s largest marketplace of services and products for libraries! The OLC Expo Committee has planned a robust day, which includes a variety of vendors and workshops. Return to your library with new ideas, updated resources, and a fresh perspective.
October 12, 2014
Not a Prayer? Religious Liberty After Greece v. Galloway
A conversation with Susan Galloway, plaintiff in Greece v. Galloway
Can a town board meeting open with an official sectarian prayer? The United States Supreme Court recently answered yes in Greece v.