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Banned Books Week

UA - Pulaski Tech celebrates Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24

September 14, 2022

The UA-PTC Ottenheimer Library at the Main Campus and at Little Rock-South will celebrate the American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 18-24) with a variety of free student events. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”

Main Campus

Tuesday, September 20
Wednesday, September 21

"Caught Reading Banned Books" Mug Shot, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come by the UA-PTC Ottenheimer Library to take your "Caught Reading Banned Books" mug shot to be used in the student (UA-PTC Sparkle) and employee (UA-PTC Insider) e-newsletters.

Wednesday, September 21
Banned Books Read Aloud and Panel Discussion Podcast, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Building Promenade

Little Rock-South

Thursday, September 22
Banned Books Read Aloud and Panel Discussion Podcast, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Bakke Hall (in-front of the Library)

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

For Main Campus questions, contact Ronica Crutchfield at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2274. For Little Rock-South questions, contact Carita Alexander at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2811.

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