FSU to Host Banned Books Week Read-Out at Strozier Library

By: Florida State University News
By: Florida State University News

Tallahassee, Florida --

Tallahassee’s Mayor John Marks is scheduled to join Florida State University administrators, faculty and students at the university’s annual Banned Books Week Read-Out.

Other readers include:

* Members of the American Library Association Student Chapter

* Anne Rowe (Dean of the Faculties)

* Elaine Treharne (English Professor)

* Wayne Wiegand (Library and Information Studies Professor)

* Kathleen Yancey (English Professor)

* Julia Zimmerman (Dean of University Libraries)

The Read-Out, which is sponsored by the Friends of FSU Libraries and the Dean of FSU Libraries, will be held:


NOON – 1 P.M.



Banned Books Week 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 detrimental effects of censorship by spotlighting efforts to ban books across the United States.

Student readings also will be held in front of the Williams Building during the week. In addition, Dirac, Goldstein and Strozier libraries will host exhibits related to Banned Books Week. The Goldstein Library is also hosting film screenings throughout the week in The CAVE, Goldstein's media viewing room.

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  • by Jack on Sep 28, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    I'm not familiar with these 'relegious' texts. And what exactly does the surface of the sun and NASA have to do with a bunch of librarians getting together to read books out loud? 'Relegious' texts as you put it, are not banned from campus, they are read in religion classes and are taught as theories and ideas rather than fact, which is how it should be.
  • by Andy Location: Tallahassee on Sep 22, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    It Will be nice to hear some relegious text and other forms of worship that have been banned from campus. Perhaps we can even hear some scientific writings that show the suns surface is constantly changing and NASA has no ability to predict changes on the suns surface and how those changes will affect next weeks weather. Students will get a break from activist professors. Yes, the insulated student body should be able to read somthing other than liberal jargon.
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