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09/18/2014

Banned Books Week exhibit, event at Mitchell Memorial Library

Join Mississippi State University Libraries to celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21–27. Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association which celebrates the freedom to read books and express ideas, even if those books and ideas are unpopular or critical.

On display now through the end of September, an exhibit on the second floor of Mitchell Memorial Library showcases books in our collection which have been banned or challenged in libraries.

From September 21–27, a photo booth including banned books will be set up on the 2nd floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24th, from 9-11:30 am, there will be a Read-Out in the John Grisham Room. Eight members of MSU's faculty and staff from across campus are coming to read excerpts from their favorite banned book and talk about its impact on their lives, censorship, and the power of literature. The list of readers includes:

For more information on Banned Book Week events at MSU Libraries, please visit http://guides.library.msstate.edu/BBWevents or contact Rachel Cannady, Education Librarian, at rcannady@library.msstate.edu.