Please join Branch Manager (and former US History Professor), Leslie Griffin, for a brief, historical overview of censorship in America, followed by a lively discussion about current issues involving books, banning, and censorship. Feel free to participate by naming and discussing your favorites, and we'll compile our own Shaw Library list.Banned books will be readily available for check out!
Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words.
This year, national Banned Books week will be focused on the freedom to read comic books and graphic novels. Celebrate the value of these misunderstood forms of storytelling as we discuss Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.