Banned Books Week

Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers & readers celebrate Banned Books Week to bring awareness to censorship, free speech, civil rights and the freedom to read. The VC/UHV Library is partnering with multiple organizations to bring you a variety of activities during Banned Books Week – September 30-October 6, 2012. All events are open to the public.

Monday, October 1

  • 12:00 PM @ Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― Equilibrium movie screening. Raffle drawing to give away 5 copies of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer after the movie.
  • 4:00 PM @ Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― Fahrenheit 451 movie screening. Raffle drawing to give away 5 copies of The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie after the movie.

Tuesday, October 2

  • 3:00 PM @ Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― Storm Center movie screening. Raffle drawing to give away 5 copies of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen following the movie.
  • 5:30 PM @ VC/UHV Library ―― Diana Lopez will discuss her book Choke.

Wednesday, October 3

  • 10:00 AM @ VC/UHV Library  ―― Read-Out featuring author Rosemary Clement-Moore and VC and UHV students.
  • 4:30 PM @ Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― Thomas Barker will discuss archery & The Hunger Games.
  • 5:00 PM Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― The Hunger Games movie screening. Raffle drawing to give away 5 copies of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky after the movie.

Thursday, October 4

  • 12:00 PM @ VC/UHV Library  ―― Dr. Jeffrey Sartain will present on censorship in contemporary literature.
  • 1:00 PM @ Quad next to VC Academic Building ―― Atlatl throwing instruction.
  • 3:30 PM @ Victoria Public Library Bronte Room ―― 1984 movie screening. Raffle drawing to give away 5 copies of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier after the movie.

Banned Books Week Sponsors:
VC/UHV Library
Victoria Public Library
Victoria College
Atlatl Club
University of Houston-Victoria
American Book Review

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