Banned Books Week Programming

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Banned Books Week is September 27-October 3, 2015!

UNT Libraries are recognizing Banned Books Week with several programs for the campus and community.

September 27-October 3, 2015: Censored for Centuries: Banned and Censored LGBT+ Literature Throughout History. This display highlights books that have been banned and censored for homosexual themes and content, works from LGBT authors, and resources related to the culture and history Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.

September 28 - December 18, 2015: [Forum Exhibit on Censorship][]. This exhibit explores materials in the University of North Texas Libraries’ unique collections that have been threatened by censorship. (Willis Library Forum, Room 140)

September 29, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: [Banned Books Readout][]. Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society with UNT Libraries present the annual reading of banned and challenged books. (Library Mall by the Fountain) Voter registration will be available.

September 29, 2015, 1-2:30 p.m.: Banned & Challenged Books. Emeritus College class on book censorship with Susan Smith and Spencer Keralis (UNT Libraries) (registration required). (Robson Ranch)

October 13, 2015, 6-8 p.m.: [UNT Speaks Out on Censorship][] with Nora Gilbert (UNT English), Susan Smith (UNT Libraries), and parents and students from HP Kids Read, a community organization combating censorship in Highland Park ISD. (UNT on the Square Gallery) Voter registration will be available.

Celebrate banned and challenged books by attending these events and visiting the exhibit and displays in the Library. The UNT Libraries support the general principles set forth in the Library Bill of Rights.