Banned Books Week starts tomorrow (Sept. 29) and runs through Oct. 6. To celebrate, the Library has a new display in the library entrance and several posters around the stacks. Come and take a look--you may be surprised by some of the titles that are consistently objected to year after year.
If you’d like to celebrate Banned Books Week more actively, the ALA is hosting a read-out tomorrow afternoon on Michigan Avenue. Here are the details:
You are invited to come and celebrate your freedom to read during the 26th annual celebration of Banned Books Week. Join the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL at the Pioneer Plaza (on Michigan Ave between the Tribune Tower and the Chicago River) on Saturday, September 29, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., for the Banned Books Week Read-Out! Local Chicago Celebrities join several acclaimed authors to read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books. Admission is FREE.