More Than Books Ep. 50: Banned Books Week, BruinCon Retrospective, and Cosplay 101

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 50! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!  “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 50: Banned Books Week, BruinCon Retrospective, and Cosplay 101.   […]

Banned Books Week 2020

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate Banned Books Week! This year the celebration is from September 27th through October 3rd. The pandemic may be changing the way our celebration looks, but we still have great ways to celebrate! The theme of this year is “Censorship is bad. Find your freedom to read” […]

Ep. 39: A Banned Books Week Postscript

Welcome to Episode 39 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 39: A Banned Books Week Postscript Description:  Welcome to the More Than […]

Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Books Week is upon us! Come celebrate the week with us from September 23 – 29th.  The theme of this year is ‘Speak Out – Banning Books Silences Stories’.

Words Have Power in Banned Books Week Events

Banned Books Week is celebrated each year in the fall, to bring awareness to the freedom to read. Even though some books are banned or challenged in schools for various reasons, libraries support open access to all expressive works. The American Library Association is a strong advocate for the freedom to read and publishes the […]

Summary of Banned Books Week Participation

Conversations! Contests! Cookie decorating! Displays! Browsing opportunities! Mugshots!  Once again, the Bellevue University Library staff offered a number of activities to promote the right to read during Banned Books Week. The three major events took place on September 23 in the upper lobby of the ESB, on September 27 in the main area of the […]

Ep. 17: Banned Books Week 2016

Welcome to Episode 17 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 17: Banned Books Week 2016 Description:  In a special episode, Jake […]

Banned Books Week

The Freeman/Lozier Library is celebrating Banned Books Week this week! Below is a list of events and contests for you to check out: On September 27th, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in Library Classroom 460 students and staff are welcome to come in and decorate cookies inspired by their favorite banned books! On September 29th, […]

Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read

Each year in the early fall, libraries and booksellers across the country bring the freedom to read to the forefront by celebrating Banned Books Week. This emphasis publicizes the many and varied titles that have been taken off shelves and made unavailable to EVERYONE because someone in a community doesn’t feel the content is worthy. […]

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Reading the Classics! Pt. 3

Read Part 1 here and 2 here. #3 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, 1916 James Joyce’s first novel, and by far his least notorious. Like other novels  on this list it was banned in the U.S. under Comstock Law, but in the ensuing decades since its publication it’s […]