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Banned Books Exhibit


Dates: September 22, 2011 - October 13, 2011

Location:   Main Library

Contact: Rebecca Blakiston

Description:

Celebrate your freedom to read at the University Libraries during Banned Books Week, Sept. 24 – Oct. 1. Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that serves to celebrate the freedom to read and to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Banned Books Exhibit

What are some of the most frequently challenged books? Why was a book challenged? What groups led the challenge? All of these issues and more are explored in the Banned Books exhibit at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., on display from Sept. 22 – Oct. 13.

The exhibit was curated by the student-led Progressive Librarians Guild and the University Libraries.

Banned Books Public Talk

“Books, Comics & Rock and Roll: Censorship in the Modern Age”

September 29, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Main Library

With guest speakers:

-Richard DiRusso, Manager, Collection Development Office, Pima County Public Library
-Randy Peterson, General Manager and Development Director, KXCI 91.3 FM
-Henry Barajas, Promotional Manager, Tucson Comic-Con & Writer, El Loco