Celebrate Banned Book Week (September 22nd to 28th) with Ithaca College Library and the Handwerker Gallery!


Contributed by Cathy H Michael

What do Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, and Stephen King have in common?

They all wrote books that were challenged or banned.

The Ithaca College Library and Handwerker Gallery will hold their first Banned Book Read Out on Thursday, September 26th  2013 from 12:10 to 3 pm in the Gannett Center’s Handwerker Gallery.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.   Books are most frequently banned or challenged if an institution or individual deems their content  to be offensive.  

Ithaca College faculty, staff and students are invited to participate by reading aloud for 5 to10 minutes from one of hundreds of books banned or challenged each year. Consider sharing a sentence or two about the book, why it was chosen, or a thought about its meaning or context. Fiction, non-fiction, plays, journalistic and scientific writings are all welcome.  You are also welcome to read from a non-English text.

To choose a piece of media and to learn more about Banned Book Week, visit the library’s "Banned and Censored Media" guide: http://www.ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/bbw   You can also read from a personal copy.

Read about it in The Ithacan.

We ask that you sign up in advance: http://bit.ly/icLibRead-Out

Sign up today!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy H Michael at cmichael@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1293. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.