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Banned Book Week September 30-October 6

When Oct 01, 2012 12:00 AM to
Oct 06, 2012 12:00 AM
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Contact Phone 563-875-8912
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Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. The library will have an interactive display of challenged and banned books for patrons to peruse.

During this week the library will also be hosting a First Amendment Film Festival. We will show the following four movies that deal with censorship and violation of First Amendment rights:

Monday, October 1 at 7:00 pm: Storm Center
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm: The Front
Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm: Good Night and Good Luck
Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm: Fahrenheit 451

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