Friday, September 25, 2015

We Read Banned Books!

September 28 - October 2 is Banned Books Week, the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. The DeWitt Wallace Library celebrates this week with the following events:

  • Make a Banned Books Button Monday, 11:30am-1:30pm, Library Entrance

  • Participate in a Virtual Read-Out Wednesday, 1pm-4pm, Library Reading Room.
    Read a passage from your favorite banned book and we'll post it on the Library's Youtube channel. While there, take a mug shot holding a favorite banned book. Be proud of your dangerous reading habits!

  • On the Radio Thursday, 10am-11am, Tune into WMCN to hear the DeWitt Wallace Variety Hour spinning a whole hour of songs that have been banned or challenged in some way. 91.7 FM or

  • Mac English Faculty and Students Read Banned Passages Thursday, 7pm-9pm
    Check out your favorite English faculty and students as they read passages from banned or challenged books. This event, co-sponsored by the English Department, will take place in the library's Harmon Room. Refreshments will be served.

  • Post Your Favorite Book on the Library's Facebook Page We'll tell you if it's been banned or challenged.

Learn more about who bans books and why on the American Library Association's website.