Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Written by Jennifer Harvey, Curriculum Librarian

September 30−October 6, 2012

The Calvin T. Ryan Library joins the American Library Association in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read.  During Banned Books Week, we reflect on efforts to restrict access to materials and affirm our support of intellectual freedom and access to information.

Join Librarians Rochelle Krueger and Jennifer Harvey in a discussion of the history of suppressing the written word and the types of content typically banned (hint:  sex and violence will figure prominently), Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 12:15 as part of the American Democracy Project/Times Talk, in the Fireside Room of the Union. Free Pizza and Pop will be provided by the NY Times. A special gift will be distributed from the library.

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Related Links:

For more information on banned and challenged books, go to:

For information about frequently challenged books, see:

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