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Banned Books Week

September 21 - 27


2014 marks the 32nd Anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the "freedom to read."  The Readers' Services Department will be presenting two special events to commemorate Banned Books Week:  


Banned Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 23 at 1:30 PM

We will discuss the frequently "Banned" classic Lord of the Flies written by Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, William Golding.


The discussion will be led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services.  No registration required.  Free event.


"The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island." (From the Publisher)




Banned Book to Film
Friday, September 26 at 2 PM in the Theater


Showing of the 1990 version of the film Lord of the Flies starring Balthazar Getty.  This film is rated R.  A short discussion will follow the film. 


The discussion will be led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services.  No registration required.  Free event.




In addition to the Banned Book Discussion & Book to Film, frequently banned and challenged books will be on display throughout the week of September 21st.  Take one home and see what all the buzz is about.



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We will also be posting pictures of Syosset Public Library staff members posing with copies of their own favorite "Banned Books" on our Instagram page.



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A board of "Frequently Challenged Classics" is also available on our Pinterest page.





For more information on Banned Books Week, visit the Banned Books Week website: www.bannedbooksweek.org or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.


Happy 32nd Anniversary Banned Books Week... Let’s Celebrate our Freedom to Read!

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
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