UNT Libraries' Events

GAME ON! @ UNT LIBRARIES - October 2014

The UNT Libraries begins its fifth year of hosting Game On!@ UNT Libraries. Game On! is a monthly gaming event hosted by the Media Library. Compete in friendly tournaments and test drive the latest titles from your favorite game developers once a month at our open gaming event.

Fall events will be held on September 3, October 1, and November 5. All events run from 4pm – 9pm in the UNT Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111C. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Banned Books Week 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September (September 21 – 27, 2014), it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

For more information, check out the Banned Books display on the third floor of Willis Library, our Banned Books list, and ALA’s Frequently Challenged Books.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:00am to Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:45pm

Fem Flicks Film Series: Tough Guise 2

Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood.  In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U.S. political culture. (56 min)

The film screening will be followed by a discussion session led by Maia Cudhea of the UNT Department of Women’s & Gender Studies.

The Fem Flicks Film Series begins its seventh season this year. The fall 2015 series includes three outstanding films that explore gender and the complex issues women face worldwide. Fem Flicks is a joint effort of the UNT Women's Studies Program, the UNT Multicultural Center and the UNT Media Library. Each screening is followed by a guest lecturer.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm