Thursday, September 16, 2010

Banned Books Read-Out!

Catcher in the Rye… Of Mice and Men… Harry Potter. What’s your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. In support of the right to choose books freely for ourselves, Kimbel Library will celebrate National Banned Books Week with a Banned Books Read-Out. On September 28th students and faculty members will gather in Edwards Recital Hall at 4:30 to read from some of the most commonly banned books in the United States. Attendees will also enjoy performances of banned music as well as a short video on censorship created by Kimbel Library.

Banned Books Week [Sept.25-Oct.2] is an annual celebration of our right to read without censorship. This year's observance commemorates the most basic freedom in a democratic society—the freedom to read freely—and encourages us not to take this freedom for granted.

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