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Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Sept. 27 – Oct.  1, 2010

Activities @ Homer Babbidge Library:

Read Out

on Babbidge Plaza
--Volunteers read from favorite banned books

During the 2 o'clock hour on Tuesday the 28th,
there will be a reading from Othello by UConn Dramatic Arts Students

At 3:30pm on Friday, Alicia Waring will read from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

At 4pm on Friday, Miranda Depoi will read from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Readers from Librivox.org read Ulysses throughout the week

Read In

Find banned books flagged in the stacks

From 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature, © 2005 Checkmark Books, an imprint of Facts On File.  Reprinted with the permission of the Publisher, read essays about:

"Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds" by Nicholas J. Karolides

"Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds" by Margaret Bald

"Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds" and

"Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds" by Dawn B. Sova

ONLINE

Visit our libguide online:
Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read
for information about:

–Top 10 of All Time
--Least Expected
--LGBT
--International
--Historical
--Least Expected
--New! Music Banned in the US

Selected First Amendment Rights quotations

 

For more information, visit the American Library Association's page:
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read