Monday, September 23, 2013

Sept. 22 - 28 is National Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. While library books can be targets of banning, most libraries do not support banning books. Please join the DeWitt Wallace Library in celebrating the freedom to read by participating in any of these events:

  • Banned Books Button-Making! Library Entrance, Mon, 9/23, 11:30am-1:30pm

  • DeWitt Wallace Variety Hour. Tune in for your favorite banned songs! WMCN, Tues, 9/24, 3-4pm

  • Film Screening: The Metamorphosis, A Study: Nabokov on Kafka, Harmon Room, Tues, 9/24, 7-8:30pm. Co-sponsor: Media and Cultural Studies Dept.

  • Webinar: Access vs. Privacy: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act, Harmon Room, Thurs, 9/26, 10-11am.

  • Public Reading of Dangerous Texts, Harmon Room, Thurs, 9/26 6-7:30pm. Co-sponsor: English Dept.