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Winter 2013 HERBLOCK POLITICAL CARTOONIST “PRESIDENTS” EXHIBIT FEBRUARY 1- 28 IN THE HOBBS GALLERY Herbert Block (1909-2001), the political cartoonist better known as “Herblock,” became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes. He was the only living cartoonist whose work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Herblock caricatured thirteen U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, chronicling American history from the 1929 Stock Market crash through summer 2001. Admired and feared by presidents and politicians, Herblock rarely befriended them. As the ultimate public servants in American political life, Herblock held U.S. presidents above all accountable to the people. His cartoons shed light on their ambitions and accomplishments while bringing their misjudgments and manipulations under scrutiny. Transcending party politics and ideology, he constantly reminded our elected leaders of their responsibility to serve the needs of all citizens, not just those who voted them into power. In conjunction with the Herb Block Foundation, we are honored to present an exhibit featuring the best of Herblock’s Presidential cartoons. LABELS FOR EDUCATION Book Discussion Group During the month of January, you may once again bring in labels in exchange for fines on your library card. Each label is worth .25 cents in fines. A maximum of 20 labels may be exchanged. View participating products at: Further details are available on our website or in the library. The Library’s Book Club meets one Wednesday night each month at 7:00PM. Come enjoy our relaxed atmosphere as we discuss great books. TOYS FOR TOTS & FOOD DRIVE January 22 – This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff The library is serving as a collection site for Toys for Tots and the Island Harvest food drive. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy and nonperishable, unexpired food to help those in need. February 19 – Wild by Cheryl Strayed December 18 – Sutton by J.R. Moehringer 1

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