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Banned Books Week display now featuring teen art

Arlington High School students have created some beautiful banned book art to add to the display here at the library. This photo doesn’t do them justice – you have to come see for yourself! So far there is one piece … Continue reading

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Banned Book Trading Cards

Book covers are both art and an act of communication: they tell you something about the book, and the best covers tell you quite a lot about the book. (In other words, if the cover design is good, you can … Continue reading

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The right to stay on the shelf

For the last year, I’ve been collecting articles about book banning attempts around the country and the world. It’s less common to hear about book banning in Massachusetts (though that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen here), but it’s definitely happening … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Ideas are incombustible

We’ve written about Banned Books Week once or twice or seven times here before, but shockingly, people around the country and the world are STILL trying to ban books…so we must write again in favor of everyone having the freedom … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week display at Robbins

We kept our Banned Books Week display up for an extra week, so if you didn’t get a chance to see it yet, you’ve still got one more day…   All of the books on the table are available for … Continue reading

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Freedom to Choose

Banned Books Week.  Have you heard of it?  It’s okay to say that you haven’t.  Really.  Before I went to library school, I had no idea why, each year, at the end of September, everybody suddenly cared about Huckleberry Finn … Continue reading

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NPR discusses Banned Books

Last Friday on NPR’s Tell Me More, host Michel Martin and guest Loriene Roy (former American Library Association president and currently a professor at the University of Texas at Austin) discussed whether banning books could actually encourage more readers. You can … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Danger, Contains Ideas

It’s that time again – the last week of September is when we celebrate Banned Books Week. Unfortunately, there have been two major cases of attempted censorship in the news recently. First, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye came under fire in … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Celebrate your freedom to read

What is Banned Books Week? The American Library Association (ALA) says, “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. … Continue reading

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