Monday, September 22, 2008

Banned Books Week

Books every year are banned from libraries all over the country. Sex and sexuality, profanity, drugs and racism are the most common causes a book is challenged and sometimes even banned. The American Library Association states on there website, "BBW (Banned Book Week) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met." This year Banned Books Week is September 27th to October 4th. Here at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, we are celebrating banned book week by showing How to Eat Fried Worms on Monday night September 29th at 6:00 pm. On Thursday October 2nd we will have a Freadom Book Club! Read any banned or challenged book, then come to discuss it. Check out the Banned Book site for more information and stay tuned for more Banned Book events!

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