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Banned Books Week

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Alkek Library

Join Alkek Library during Banned Books Week 2018 as we celebrate our freedom to read!

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 by the American Library Association in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. According to the American Library Association more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.

Each day of Banned Books Week 2018 will offer a new opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to enjoy a controversial, banned, or challenged book.

Monday: Alkek Cinema Presents Watership Down, 5-7pm in the Media Corner on the 2nd floor

Tuesday: Banned Books Read-Out, 10am-2pm in the Open Theater on the 2nd floor. Sign up at tinyurl.com/freedom2read

Tuesday: Alkek Literary Society Book Club, 6-8pm in ALK 105/106. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday: Lunch Poems: Bring your own lunch - we'll provide the poetry! Join us at Alkek Library to hear MFA Poetry Students read from their original work. 12-1pm in the Open Theater

Wednesday: Game Night featuring Banned Books Trivia, 6-9pm in ALK 105/106. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday: Blind Date with a Banned Book, all day in Open Theater on the 2nd floor.

Friday: Celebrate International Coffee Day with free coffee and a banned book, 2-4pm in the Open Theater.

Liz Hibbs
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