Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Join Palomar College Library in the Banned Book Read Out!

Banned Book Week, an awareness campaign dedicated to recognizing the importance of intellectual freedom, takes place this year from September 24 through October 1. 
In recognition of Banned Book Week, the library is hosting a Banned Book Read Out.   We invite faculty and students to please join us and read a passage from your favorite banned book! 
While the First Amendement to the U.S. Constitution permits us to enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of the press, many groups continue to try to limit access to certain ideas. 
Banned Book Week is a time to recognize the importance of keeping access open to all ideas, regardless of how unpopular they may be. 
So, if you read banned books, are glad that you have the option to read banned books, or want to know what a banned book is, join the Palomar College Library in our Banned Book Read Out!
The Read Out will take place Wednesday, September 28, at 11:15 AM on the library's front steps.  We hope you join us to hear readings or to read out yourself!
For more information, please contact Katherine Gannett in the library at 760-744-1150, Ext. 2613.

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