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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

Books

5 challenged books to bring Banned Books Week to a close

Banned Books week is coming to a close, but I hope you had time to take a look at lists on your own and celebrate the freedom to read and the freedom of expression. 121 more words

Writing

Happy Banned Books Week

Hello, Everyone!

Since this week is Banned Books Week, I wanted to celebrate by discussing some of my favorite banned books!  Challenged or banned books have always been a hot topic due to their controversial nature.  1,101 more words

Book Reviews

Banned Books Week

This week, the world of readers has been standing up to censorship in the form of the annual Banned Books Week. Books are challenged and banned for many reasons – for depicting violence, sex, religion, homosexuality, issues of race, criticisms of political regimes, immoral behaviour… Things that it seems fairly obvious certain sections of society might see as offensive. 783 more words

Reading

Banned Books Week 2017 Roundup

September 24 – 30 is Banned Books Week, a time when librarians, educators, authors, publishers, and book lovers everywhere celebrate the right to and joy of reading freely. 302 more words

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