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Banned Books Week Programming

Posted by isulib on September 23, 2013

Banned Books Out-Loud event (9:00 am – Noon) in

The Library Events Area

Banned Books Week Programming

Cunningham Memorial Library will be the site of several events for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 22-28, sponsored annually by the American Library Association). Celebrating the Freedom to Read, the traditional “Banned Books Out Loud” will take place on Wed. Sept. 25, from 9am-noon. Everyone on campus is invited to stop by the Library Events Area, sit and listen to people reading out loud from books that have been challenged or banned from libraries, and select from available books to do some reading of their own. People are welcome to bring books that they know have been challenged.

You can identify, and be surprised by, some of those titles by visiting the Banned Books Week LibGuide at View a video of library staff, doing this year’s Banned Books Week Proclamation.

Students from Darlene Hantzis’ courses will be featured: between 9 and 11am Learning Community for Communication Majors will be reading out loud.

From 2pm – 3:15 pm Dr. Hantzis will lead a discussion on books that have challenged the dominant views of women, with students in the Communication Student Activism and Introduction to Women’s Studies classes. Both events are sponsored by the Library, the Communication Department and the Women’s Studies Program.

A kiosk featuring challenged/banned books will be on display throughout the week and people are invited to pick up a booklet with a bibliography of challenged/banned titles as well as books dealing with censorship issues. Consider tweeting your thoughts on the freedom to read via #isulib.

Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week 2013

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