Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Politics, politics, politics

I don't want to flog everyone to death with political themes, but we do only elect Presidents once every 4 years.....There are actually a few things I wanted to mention.
1. If you are not currently registered to vote, or if you need to make changes to your voter registration, or if you need to request an absentee ballot, you can come down here to the library. The deadline for voter registration is this weekend. Technically, your application must be postmarked by Sunday. If you would like to register here at the library, though, you must come in by Saturday at 5 pm, so that we can get it to the downtown post office before it closes.
2. The Children's library is going to be conducting their own election during the month of October. Only children under the age of 18 will be allowed to vote, and there will be a display of presidential biographies and election-themed books for the children to look over as well. I am really looking forward to seeing what the results of this election will be, and I have steadfastly resolved not to foist my political preferences onto my daughter (she's already told me who she's going to vote for).
3. In case you missed the comment from Thursday's post, Daniel in Juneau has put together a list of books that cover some of the meaty topics facing the next President. Check out the list here - Daniel's Presidential Reading List - and feel free to share your own list by posting it here to the KPL blog. You can do further reading on presidential politics by following the press coverage of the campaigns. The library carries Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report and The Economist, as well as Harpers, Atlantic Monthly, and The New Yorker.
Whatever you do, get out and vote!!

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