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Learn more about Banned Books Week, book bans or challenges, and censorship.
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Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature


BBW 2010


BBW Puppets


PTC BBW Events

Main Campus

Banned Books Readings on the Promenade

Tuesday, September 24, 11a-1p

Wednesday, September 25, 11a-1p

 Little Rock-South Campus

Banned Books Reading in Bakke Hallway

Tuesday, September 24, 11a-1p

Little Rock-West Campus

Various Activities in Room 220

Wednesday, September 25, 8a-12:50p

Thursday, September 26, 8a-1:30p


Where are Books Banned in the US?


Banned Books Week in General

Banned Books Week (BBW) is celebrated on the last week of September each year.  It was created to bring public awareness of censorship issues.  As Americans, we all have the right to express our thoughts and opinions, and in turn to have access to others' published thoughts and opinions, no matter how unpopular they may be.  Unfortunately, many of us take this right to the freedom of expression for granted.  Every year, there are a variety of attempts made by individuals or groups to remove or restrict access to items held in libraries because of the opinions expressed or the language used within them.  Librarians fight against this sort of censorship in order to maintain everyone's freedom of expression.  With the public's understanding and support, we will be able to fight that much harder.

Your Librarian

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Laura Austin
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Outreach Librarian
PTC Ottenheimer Library
North Little Rock, AR
501-812-2272 (main number)
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My current favorites...:
Knitting, Sewing, and Reading
What I'm reading now...:
The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich
The last movie I liked...:
The Avengers
My dream vacation...:
Tour of Italy
What I wish I had known in college...:
A calendar can (and should) be your best friend.

Your Librarian

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Veronica Stewart
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Outreach & Assessment Librarian
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
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What I'm reading now...:
Financial Aid for the Utterly Confused by Anthony J. Bellia

Ottenheimer-South Library

Ottenheimer (Main) Library

LR-West Library

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