Celebrate Your Right To Read: Banned Book Week
Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 9:56am
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."
-- American Library Association
The Palisades Library will have a display of banned or challenged books Sept. 22 to Sept. 28. Dare to read a dangerous book!
To highlight Banned Book Week, we will be showing the film that is based on the William Golding book, Lord of the Flies, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. Lord of the Flies is among the most frequently banned and challenged books, according to the American Library Association. There will be a discussion after the viewing of the film.