September 28, 2009
Banned Books Week at the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library's Banned Books Week Celebration Friday October 2, 2009 3-5pm Library Plaza in front of Central Library 2090 Kittredge Street Downtown Berkeley For more information, call 981-6100 or go to berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Listen, Watch, or Participate in
Public readings from a smorgasbord of
BANNED BOOKS, including Captain Underpants, The Bible, The Golden Compass, Baby Be-Bop, And Many More!
Brave readers of all ages are encouraged to join us!
Celebrate Your Right to Read!
Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6107 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.
SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Berkeley Public Library is celebrating this year's Banned Book Week with an ongoing display beginning September 26 in the entrance lobby of the Central library. The Banned Bookmobile consists of nine hanging books that have been challenged or banned throughout history. The titles include The Odyssey by Homer, which Plato suggested expurgating for immature readers and which Caligula tried to suppress because it expressed Greek ideals of freedom. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was burned in 2001 outside a church in New Mexico and Adventures of Captain Underpants brings up the rear after being removed from a school in Connecticut due to concerns that is caused unruly behavior among children.
Source: Banned Books : 2004, 2007 Resource Book and pamphlet by Robert P. Doyle. American Library Association. Chicago, IL.