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Read Out!

“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.” — Joseph Brodsky

A small but mighty crowd attended yesterday’s Read Out! for Banned Books Week.  Guest readers included:

  • Mercer Sage read from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Breann Harm read from Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Amanda Humann read from Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Julie Perkins read from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Kalyn Retterath read from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Dan Rogers read from The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  • AnnMarie Kajencki shared tidbits from these children’s books: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

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Read Out! and Books & Beyond – Wednesday, October 3

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to come to the Library, here are two more!

Read Out! for Banned Books Week

Wednesday, October 3 – 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Student and faculty guest readers will read from books that have been banned or challenged

Books & Beyond: eBooks

Wednesday, October 3 – 3-4 p.m. – BSC Library Lab 101H

Learn about the Library’s eBook collections and how to download eBooks & eAudiobooks to your devices

There’s Something for Everyone @ BSC Library!

Read Out! for Banned Books Week – October 3

Banned Books Week

BSC Library “Read Out” – Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Noon to 1 p.m.

Celebrate your freedom to read and the importance of the 1st Amendment!

Join us at the BSC Library as student and faculty guest readers read from books that have been banned or challenged

Read Out! Rocks

The crowd was small, but the reading was BIG.  

Dan Rogers, Associate Professor of Theatre/Speech, and his Oral Interpretation class kicked off the BSC Library’s second annual Read Out! with a group performance of “Why I Read.”

Our guest readers continued the program by reading selections from works that have been challenged or banned:

  • Rabbit Run (novel) by John Updike – Read by Tayo Basquiat, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • And Tango Makes Three (children’s book) by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell – Read by Erin Price, Assistant Professor of English
  • Leaves of Grass (poetry) by Walt Whitman – Read by Dr. Janelle Masters, Dean of Academic Affairs
  • The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of The Marquis de Sade (or Marat Sade) (play) – Read by Dan Rogers, Associate Professor of Theatre/Speech
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (non-fiction) by John Behrendt – Marlene Anderson, Director of Library Services, gave a recap of a recent (2009) challenge to this book at the Beulah (North Dakota) High School Library  

The intent of Banned Books Week is three-fold:

  • To draw attention to the importance of the freedom to read
  • To publicize threats to that freedom, and
  • To provide information to combat ignorance and lack of awareness

Banned Books Week continues to uphold “one of the world’s greatest visions of the the right to free expression — the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”  This amendment was characterized by Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. as “freedom for the thought that we hate.” 

Celebrate your right to read!  

“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.” Joseph Brodsky  

Read Out! Today

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week 2011

Read Out! Today

Wednesday, September 28

Noon to 1 p.m.

BSC Library

Join us for readings from books that have been banned or challenged

P.S.  There will be cookies

Read Out!

Erin Price reading from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

We may have started a new tradition at the BSC Library — a Read Out! for Banned Books Week.  On Monday, September 27, two BSC students and four BSC employees read selections from books that have been banned or challenged in these United States.

  • Dan Rogers kicked off the event by intoning a list of banned books and their authors.
  • BSC President Larry Skogen shared an excerpt from Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Gary Gugel shared several poems from A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • Erin Price read from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • AnnMarie Kajencki shared an excerpt from Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Tim Deviley read from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road
  • Janelle Masters wrapped up with a reading from our 2008 Campus Read book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Intoning the list of banned books

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Read Out! – Today

Celebrate Banned Books Week and Your Freedom to Read

Read Out!

BSC Libary

Monday, September 27, 2010, 12 to 1 p.m.

Guest readers:

BSC President Larry Skogen, Gary Gugel, Tim Deviley

AnnMarie Kajencki, Janelle Masters, Erin Price, & Dan Rogers