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Banned Books Week events – September 27-29

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | 2 Comments »

The USF Polytechnic Library invites you to events during Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year, the Week will take place September 24th to October 1st. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. It 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 viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.

EVENTS

Tuesday, September 27
Read out!
LTB terrace, outside LTB 1115
11:30AM-1PM
4:30PM-6PM

Wednesday, September 28
First Amendment Film Festival
SG Seminar Room LTB 1149
10:30AM-1PM – 1984
(with a group discussion led by Dr. Anne Price)
4PM-6PM – Shut Up & Sing
(with a group discussion led by Dr. John Lennon)
Both movies are rated R

Thursday, September 29
Book Discussion
LTB 1124
12PM-1PM – And Tango Makes Three!
Discussion lead by Dr. Ruth Sylvester

Refreshments will be served at the events thanks to the generosity of Student Government.

You can find more information about Banned Books Week and the freedom to read on the American Library Association website.

Readers needed for the Read Out!

Monday, September 12th, 2011 | Tags: ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

As part of our Banned Books Week events, we are looking for readers for our Read Out!

What: Read from a challenged or banned book for a 15 minutes period. There is no microphone, no sitting audience – you read from a passage of your choice from a book of your choice in a normal voice to passers-by.

Who: Anyone can read: students, staff or faculty members.

When: Tuesday, September 27, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and from 4:30 PM to 6 PM

Where: On the LTB terrace, outside the USFP Library/Open Use Lab

How: Sign up with Catherine Lavallée-Welch (clw@poly.usf.edu), with your preferred time and title (if possible, readers should bring their own books since the Library has a limited selection. Please see the 2010-2011 list of challenged or banned books and the list of the Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st century for title ideas.) We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred time, first come, first served.

 

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