Monday, October 1, 2012

Banned Books Week Turns 30

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The Library Commission will be celebrating Banned Books Week by showing the classic "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book." The film is approximately 45 minutes long. Join us for the lunchtime showing on Friday, October 5, at noon, in the Childers Room. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided.

For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

For more information about the Friday film event, contact Megan Tarbett, 304-558-2045

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