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Reflections on Banned Books

Celebrate your freedom to read with three upcoming events at Durham County Library. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Banned Books Onstage
Sunday, September 27, at 3:00 pm
Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Banned Books On Stage features local actors performing excerpts from well-known banned and challenged books including Toni Morrison's Beloved, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and James Joyce's Ulysses. Performing actors: Jay O’Berski, Dana Marks, Rajeev Rajendran, Tamara Kissane, Cheryl Chamblee, Joy Jones, Lucius Robinson, Chaunesti Lyon, Lakeisha Coffey and Thaddaeus Edwards.
D.H. Lawrence as Pornographer or Prophet: The Case of a Controversial Author
Wednesday, September 30, at 7:00 pm
Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Back by popular demand, Dr. Judith Ruderman, adjunct professor of English at Duke University, will discuss public response to D.H. Lawrence and the controversies his works provoked. Lawrence (1885-1930) wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers, Women in Love, as well as poetry and plays.
From Forever to Harry Potter: Banned Books That Kids (and Adults) Love
Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 pm
Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, a national expert in school library media and professor at UNC-CH, and Heather Mitchell, a PhD candidate at Duke University, will discuss attempts to ban some of the most beloved books of the last fifty years, including Judy Blume's Forever and J.K. Rowling's blockbuster Harry Potter series.  Visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org  for more information about these events.

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Posted 25 September 2009

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