Here at the Goldstein Library we are firm believers in our right and freedom to read. We hope that you will stop in to celebrate this freedom with us throughout the week.
Hundreds of books, from classics to mainstream titles such as The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, are banned from bookshelves and libraries in counties in America, the land of the free.
Join us for our movies, read-out, librarian quiz, as well as our trivia night to celebrate the titles which have shaped our world and have been banned from shelves.
Banned Books Week - Movie Premiere
Get comfortable and join us Sunday night to kick of Banned Books Week. We will feature a movie based on a banned or challenged book. Snacks are more than welcome. Plus, we’ll provide the popcorn!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Blind Date with a Banned Book
All day long! Come check us out!
Throughout the week, Goldstein will have a cart of banned or challenged books available for checkout. The only difference this week is that these books will be wrapped in brown paper disguising its title. The cover will be listed with its reasons for its having been challenged or banned. Stop on by for a blind date with a banned book.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Stump the Goldstein Staff
Beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2013 through Monday, September 23, 2013, visitors have the opportunity to submit questions regarding banned or challenged books or even the first amendment as a whole. We would like for our students, faculty, and staff to do their best to deliver questions that may or may not stump our Goldstein staff. Those that may be able to do so will win themselves a special prize. The winners will be announced Thursday, September 26, 2013.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Goldstein Library’s Banned Books Read-Out
Just outside the Louis Shores Building
Join us just outside the doors of Shores in order to hear passages from challenged or banned books as we promote the freedom to read. We will have a few readers designated to read and we will then open the floor to those who may be interested in sharing a passage. With great thanks to the Friends of Florida State University Libraries, we will provide refreshments during our read-out.
If you are interested and would like to sign up feel free to email us with your name and what you might like to read at Library@cci.fsu.edu.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Stump the Goldstein staff
We will announce the winner of our Stump the Goldstein staff!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Banned Book Trivia Night
Gather in teams and band together to test your knowledge of banned books. We will have plenty of questions coming your way with a chance to win your team some prizes. We will also be featuring a few “mocktail” recipes featured in banned and challenged books.
*Each afternoon and evening in the CAVE (deconflicting with previous appointments) we will play a movie based on a banned or challenged book. We welcome and encourage all who join us to discuss the reasons these books were challenged or banned. We would also like to discuss the efforts of restricting the freedom to read. We also welcome any suggestions to your favorite movies based on banned or challenged books. Feel free to contact any member of our staff before Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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These events at Goldstein Library are provided in cooperation with
Friends of the Florida State University Libraries and the ALA Student Chapter