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Here’s what gave me direction this week. Arts and culture at the DuPont Underground, new books and podcasts, and inspiration from one of my favorite authors. 602 more words

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The Karabots Junior Fellows Challenge Banned Books

September 24-30, 2017, marked the most recent installment of Banned Books Week. Created in 1982 by the American Library Association (ALA), Banned Books Week calls attention to books that have been challenged or banned by local, state, or federal organizations (particularly libraries and schools), emphasizing the importance of free speech and expression. 279 more words

Karabots Junior Fellows

Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

By Samantha Bartholomew

Did you know that more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982?

From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, Banned Books Week was celebrated across the nation to raise awareness about, as well as celebrate, the freedom and right to read. 291 more words


Banned Books Week 2017

Banned Books Week has come and gone.  (It’s okay to be sad!)  We enjoyed sharing the week with you, and learning about how you came to know your favorite Banned Books. 65 more words

Know Your Rights: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries

The public library as an institution is charged with providing access to information, regardless of content. In doing so, the library stands firm in upholding the First Amendment and the American Library Association’s  519 more words


Stardate 95357.23: Facebook LIVE

Six weeks ago, my coworker Beth and I started doing a Facebook LIVE reference session on the Marx Library’s Facebook page. We do one every Tuesday at 2:00 pm. 226 more words

Banned Books Week: East of Eden

Sometimes it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that hundreds of books are either challenged or removed outright from schools and libraries each year in the United States. 384 more words