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LSU Libraries Celebrates Banned Book Week with Month-Long Exhibit

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CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM TO READ
VISIT THE VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE BANNED BOOK EXHIBIT!

SEPTEMBER 26-NOVEMBER 9, 2009

Banned Books Week kicks off a month-long exhibition on intellectual freedom

LSU Libraries will commemorate Banned Books Week with an exhibit in Education Resources, 227 Middleton Library.  Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be observed Sept. 26-October 3 by libraries, bookstores, schools, and others concerned with freedom of speech.

Banned Books Week commemorates one of the most basic freedoms in a democratic society — freedom from censorship.  Since its inception in 1982, it has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves.  The theme for this year’s observance is “Speak  ~ Read  ~ Know.”   The LSU Libraries exhibit is a month-long celebration of intellectual freedom, so will be available for viewing through October 26..

Browse the exhibit to learn about the most challenged books of 2008 including award winners and books challenged in Louisiana.  See the censorship map that illustrates censorship efforts across the country.  Learn the difference between banned and challenged books.  See the number of challenges by year, reason, institution, and initiator for 1990-2008.  Find information on books that were considered controversial when Middleton Library was dedicated in 1959.  Pick up a bookmark and a list of banned or challenged books.  You will be surprised by some of the titles!

Speak Your Mind ~ Read Banned Books ~ Know the First Amendment

Education Resources/ Exhibit Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 p.m.

Please note: Library hours are subject to change. You can confirm hours by calling 578-8875 or  checking the web page at http://www.lib.lsu.edu/index.html

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One comment on “LSU Libraries Celebrates Banned Book Week with Month-Long Exhibit
  1. vdinigal says:

    This is a really interesting exhibit to have, and one that I think every school should invite to campus.

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