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Banned Books Week

Monday, September 25th, 2017

 

 

It’s Banned Books Week 2017!

 

Check out the display of just a few of the many banned books we have in our collection.

They are some amazing books – some you’ve definitely heard of, and others that will be new to you! Enjoy!

 

Banned Books Week

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Oesterle Library is celebrating Banned Books Week this week! Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out the slideshow of banned and challenged books running on the tv in the lobby of the library, stopping by the banned books read-out happening upstairs in the library’s art gallery from 9:30 to 11 am, or visit the Oesterle Library guide to freedom of speech to learn more about banned books.

Banned Books Week

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Oesterle Library is celebrating Banned Books Week this week! Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out the slideshow of banned and challenged books running on the tv in the lobby of the library, stopping by the banned books read-out happening upstairs in the library’s art gallery from 9:30 to 11 am, or visit the Oesterle Library guide to freedom of speech to learn more about banned books.

Banned Books Week

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

This week (through Oct. 3) is Banned Books Week, a celebration of the the freedom to read.

Started in 1982, Banned Books Week is a response to the books that are challenged in schools, bookstores and libraries.  More than 1000 books have been challenged in every state and in hundreds of communities.  Books have been challenged for a variety of reasons including sexuality and violence, profanity and slang, offensive portrayals of religious and racial groups, and positive portrayals of homosexuality.pDesk

www.bannedbooksweek.org has a list of the top challenged books as well as more information on the week’s celebration. Also be sure to check out Oesterle Library’s Guide to Banned Books.

Some titles include:

The Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz

The Golden Compass and the rest of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Check out this map of book challenges from 2007-2009 to see what books have been challenged across the US in the past two years.

Banned Books Week

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

What do Mark Twain and Toni Morrison have in common? Both are on the list of the most frequently challenged authors of 2007. September 27- October 4 is Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.

A banned book is one that has been removed from a curriculum or library collection based upon the objections of a person or group due to content or appropriateness. Banned Books Week celebrates the efforts of librarians, educators, and citizens who have worked to preserve freedom of expression and access to materials.

Oesterle Library will observe the week by holding a “Read Out” during Campus Coffee in the lower level of the library on Wednesday, October 1 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Faculty, staff and students will read selected passages from books that have been banned or challenged. All NCC community members are invited to drop in for a few minutes or the entire time.

For more information about Banned Books Week visit the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week web page.

Oesterle Library Display Recognizes Constitution Day & Banned Books Week

Monday, September 15th, 2008

“We the people…,” a new exhibit in the lobby of Oesterle Library recognizes and celebrates Constitution Day and Banned Books Week by featuring books highlighting the right to free speech.

Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Library of Congress provides access to primary source documents from the Constitutional Convention at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/index.html. Ideas for celebrating Constitution Day may be found at http://constitutioncenter.org/ConstitutionDay/

According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them” (http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.cfm). Oesterle Library will host a Read Out during Campus Coffee (date TBD). The campus community is invited to attend to hear students, faculty, and staff read passages from banned and challenged books.