Baylor Libraries Banned Books Read-Out 2009 Starts Today

Sept. 29, 2009

Banned Books Week is an annual event organized by the American Library Association (ALA) to emphasize the importance of America's First Amendment rights and the power of literature. In honor of Banned Books Week, Baylor Faculty/Staff will read selections from Banned Books. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library.

The scheduled readings are as follows:
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:00 - 1:00
Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret / by Judy Blume
(read by Bill Hair, Associate Dean/Director, University Libraries)
To Kill a Mockingbird / by Harper Lee
(read by Carey Newman, Director, Baylor University Press)
Light In the Attic / by Shel Silverstein
(read by Eileen M. Bentsen, Reference Librarian)
The Book Thief / by Markus Zusak
(read by Ramona McKeown, Collection Development Librarian)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 12:00 - 1:00
Of Mice and Men / by John Steinbeck
(read by Jeff Steely, Director, Central Libraries)
In the Night Kitchen / by Maurice Sendak
(read by Chris Diamond, Library Information Specialist, Moody Library)
1984 / by George Orwell
(read by Gardner Campbell, Director, Academy of Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of Literature and Media, Honors College)
A Farewell To Arms / by Ernest Hemingway
(read by Dianna Vitanza, Chair and Associate Professor, English Department)

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 12:00 - 1:00
Leaves of Grass / by Walt Whitman
(read by Beth Tice, Associate Director, Central Libraries)
Age of Reason / by Thomas Paine
(read by Sha Towers, Fine Arts Librarian, Crouch Fine Arts Library)
Sayings of Chairman Mao / by Mao Tse-Tung & Military essays of Chairman Mao / by Mao Tse-Tung
(read by Randy Woodruff, Assistant Vice President - Internet Services)