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Library Events & Outreach, 2022-2023

Welcome to Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 18-24, 2022) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

We invite you to engage with us on the topics of freedom of expression, censorship and banned books on September 29 at 2pm.


On this page: 

Library Event: Writers under Attack - September 29

Experts across the disciplines agree: increasingly, both globally and in the United States, our freedoms of expression have been under attack. While the right to free expression is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the recent violent attack on Indian born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie -- while exercising his freedom of speech -- highlights the need to raise awareness of those who risk their lives so that we can continue to enjoy basic freedoms ourselves. 

 

What: Reading & Discussion: Writers under Attack: Salman Rushdie, Banned Books, and Freedom of Expression 

(in-person event) 

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Where: Skyline College Library, Building 5, 2nd floor 

Who: Students, staff and faculty are all welcome 

What: Bring a book to read from, an experience to share, or just listen in. (Students:  Encourage your professor to offer extra credit for your attendance and participation!) 

RSVP (optional): We always like to know if you’ll be joining us. Contact Pia Walawalkar, Outreach & Equity Librarian <walawalkars@smccd.edu> or Rob Williams, Language Arts faculty <williamsrob@smccd.edu>

Recent Acquisitions by the Library

Banned Books on Order: Coming Soon!

A Selection of Banned Books: USA