September 30 - October 6
Join the CCC campus for celebration of intellectual freedom. Campus and community members will read from their favorite banned books.
When: Wednesday, October 3 @ noon
Where: Towler Hall, Clatsop Community College
What is Banned Books Week?
From the American Library Association's website:
"Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them."
The CCC Library helps to celebrate intellectual freedom by continuing to provide access to authoritative information from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Books Challenged or Banned in 2010-2011- compiled by Robert P. Doyle for the American Library Association
Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century - from the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom
Banned and Challenged Classics - also from the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom
Banned and Challenged Classics - with descriptions for why they were challenged or banned
Books in the CCC Library
*Please note that the library also contains many of the listed banned or challenged books for your reading and reference
Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds - Call Number: Z 658.U5 B36 V. 1
Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds - Call Number: Z 658.U5 B36 V. 2
Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds - Call Number: Z 658.U5 B36 V. 3
Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds - Call Number: Z 658.U5 B36 V. 4