Re: Turn Off Your TV Week Update

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Sat, 6 Mar 1999 07:21:23 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Marc. How about a week to call attention to your library's
"non-traditional" services? I'm sure we could come up with some nifty
graphics! Let's pick a week... Sounds like a Video Round Table event.
What do you think, Becky?

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Marc Sober 396-4616 wrote:

> Found at the Library Media & PR website
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> Turn Off That Thing And Visit My Library Darnit!
> <Picture: Use this graphic on your Website!>Whether you subscribe to the
> "TV is evil" philosophy or just want to call attention to your library's
> traditional services, the National TV-Turnoff Week is something you will
> want to know about.
> On April 22-28, 1999, millions of individuals will voluntarily turn off
> the TV sets for seven days and, in the words of the event's sponsors,
> "will rediscover that life can be more constructive, rewarding, healthy
> even informed with more time and less TV."
> Maybe or maybe not, but one thing is sure with the TV off, there will be
> a lot of time to do other things like visit your library!
> This event will get considerable play even on that nasty old TV and you
> may as well take advantage of it. For the minuscule investment of ten
> bucks you can get a comprehensive Organizer's Kit with lots of ideas,
> press materials and usable artwork for your local campaign. Visit the
> TV-Free America Website at, phone (202)
> 887-0436, fax: (202) 518-5560 or email" for more
> information.
> And feel free to filch the nifty "Break Free Of TV!" graphic from this
> page for use on your Website. (It's breakfree.gif, 225px. X 183px.,
> 5.25KB and is transparent for use with graphic backgrounds) .
> {Graphic not attached}
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> A bit above this on the page are some nice graphics and a little story
> about asking your librarian about information about the Academy Awards
> (which fortunately, I guess, are not presented during Turn Off Your TV
> Week).
> Marc Sober voice : (410)396-4616
> Audio-Visual Department FAX : (410)545-7517
> Enoch Pratt Free Library e-mail:
> 400 Cathedral St.
> Baltimore, MD 21201