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“Banned Books” to be celebrated in APSU readings


The Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University is presenting its second Athenaeum presentation titled “Readings from Banned Books – A Celebration of Banned Books Week.”

The event occurs at 2p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Library Athenaeum located on the third floor of the Felix G. Woodward Library at APSU.  D. Sean Hogan, associate professor and librarian, along with other members of the library faculty and staff, will conduct the readings and ensuing discussion.

The purpose of the Library Athenaeum is to host events that promote and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region. By bringing together scholars, performing artists, students, and community members to participate in the exploration of ideas and the sharing of cultural experiences, the Library Athenaeum reflects the importance the University places on the facilitation of teaching, learning, and understanding, both in and out of the classroom.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For additional information, contact Library Athenaeum Chair, Gina Garber (931) 221-7028.


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One Response to ““Banned Books” to be celebrated in APSU readings”

  1. Sasor.R Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    My children enjoy those books; as do I. Never knew that they were banned — I remember that R.L. Stine books were banned in my School (Cuero JR. High, Cuero,TX). Now my children are reading these books in school and I am glad they have a chance to read them. I would go to the public library and check out these books back then — They banned it because it had a “Bad word” in it. I don’t even think it was that bad, but that was just one way to censor how we think, see or even hear the world around us.


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