TODAY ONLY at 1pm in Whitman Theatre, Student Life and the library will be hosting a free movie showing of Smoke Signals, a film written by Sherman Alexie (author of the banned book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).
According to the American Library Assocation,
Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information. See Notable First Amendment Cases.
Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful. As John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty:
If all mankind minus one,
TODAY ONLY, from 10am-2pm, Student Life and the library will be giving away free copies of the following banned books: The Color Purple (30th anniversary edition), The Hunger Games, or The Absolutely True Diary of a
Did you know that September 30th-October 6th, 2012, is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week? Virginia Western’s Student Life Office and Brown Library are partnering on campus yet again to recognize Banned Books Week and the freedom to read!
MONDAY, 10/1 BANNED BOOKS WEEK KICKOFF & Free Book Giveaway!
- Make Your Own Banned Bookmark. 10am-2pm, Brown Library steps. First 100 participants receive a free banned book. Choice of following titles: The Color Purple (30th anniversary edition), The Hunger Games, or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
The Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Independence Day holiday.
- July 2nd-July 3rd: Regular hours
- July 4th: Closed
- Wednesday, July 5th: Regular hours resume
Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives: