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Celebrate ‘Banned Books Week’ at the library

Published 6:36am Monday, September 24, 2012

By TARYN BROWN

Southwest Georgia Regional Library System

Celebrate “Banned Books Week” from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, at the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System.

Be sure to pick up some of the books that have been banned throughout history, which include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Carrie, by Stephen King. Did you know that the popular Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, was in the top 10 list of challenged titles in 2011? Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The week also stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Banned Books Week has been an annual event since 1982. Please visit www.bannedbooksweek.org for more information on the national celebration.

 

Star Wars Reading Day is Oct. 6

Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us at the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m., for “Star Wars Reading Day.”

There will be crafts, games, and fun for all. This program is designed for children ages 5 through 9.

Please call the library at (229) 248-2665, for more information on Star Wars Reading Day.

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