Monday, September 25, 2006

Read Banned Books!

Did you know that Aristotle, Darwin, Spinoza, Kant, D.H. Lawrence, Mark Twain, and even Jimmy Carter, are among authors of books that have been banned or burned? Find these and more at Hunter Library during Banned Books Week (September 24—30). We encourage all patrons to explore the challenges to intellectual freedom by reading and learning more about banned and challenged books.

As you enter our main floor, you will notice several displays on banned books and intellectual freedom immediately surrounding our Circulation Desk. There is also a book truck stocked with banned books from ancient, medieval, early modern and modern times. Feel free to check these out. Browse for titles in the booklet of banned books, which is available on the book truck.

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association’s Website. For reference questions about particular banned or challenged books, email us at Ask-a-Librarian.