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LSU Libraries Exhibit on Intellectual Freedom
Banned Books Week

CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM TO READ!
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 31, 2012


LSU Libraries Online Banned Books Exhibit
Banned Books Week kicks off a month-long exhibition on intellectual freedom.

 

LSU Libraries will commemorate Banned Books Week with an exhibit in Education Resources, 227 Middleton Library. Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be observed Sept. 30 - October 6 by libraries, bookstores, schools, and others concerned with freedom of speech.

Banned Books Week commemorates one of the most basic freedoms in a democratic society -- freedom from censorship. Since its inception in 1982, it has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week; the theme for this year's observance is “Banned Books Week: Celebrating 30 Years of Liberating Literature.” The LSU Libraries exhibit is a month-long celebration of intellectual freedom, so will be available for viewing through October 31.

Browse the materials in Education Resources to learn about the most challenged books of 2011 including award winners and books challenged in Louisiana. See the censorship map that illustrates censorship efforts across the country. Learn the difference between banned and challenged books. See the number of challenges by year, reason, institution, and initiator for 1990-2010. See the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom timeline which highlights one book banned or challenged for each year from 1982 to 2012. Pick up a bookmark and a list of banned or challenged books. You will be surprised by some of the titles!

Liberate Your Mind - Read a Banned Book

Education Resources/Exhibit Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon - 10:00 p.m.

Please note: Library hours are subject to change due to events and resources. You can confirm hours by calling 578-2349 or 578-5652 or by checking the web page at http://www.lib.lsu.edu/admin/hours.

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