2014 marks the 32nd anniversary of Banned Books Week. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans to celebrate their freedom to read!
Beginning Monday, September 22nd, sign up to do “time in the slammer” and read in a Library jail cell! Cells are located inside the Main, Foothills, Heritage, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton, and are available for half-hour intervals during library open hours.
In conjunction with Banned Books Week, Librarian Jim Patrick presents “Music Censorship: Banned Bands and Taboo Tunes” at Yuma County Libraries. Enjoy an interactive history of music censorship, including stories about the Ed Sullivan Show, the anti-ragtime movement, and the FBI investigation of “Louie, Louie!”
Monday, September 22nd @ 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
Friday, September 26th @ 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
Arizona Western College Professor Kimberly Poorbaugh will discuss “Nazi Book Burnings and Censorship” on Wednesday, September 24th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library.
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.