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Banned Books Week Spotlight: Livingston Public Library

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, September 26, 2013

Each day during Banned Books Week we will profile one of the seven recipients of FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund 2013 Banned Books Week grants. Day 5 features Livingston Parish Library in Louisiana.

A Southern Style Cafe.  Banned picture shows.  Southern Literature lecture.  Skits and trivia.  There's a plethora of events with a singular focus on the South taking place this week at Livingston Parish Library just east of Baton Rouge, La.

The Southern Style Cafe was Monday and is being repeated this evening.  Residents are encouraged to come read from their favorite Southern banned/challenged books and listen to country music.

Tuesday and Saturday are the dates of the Banned Picture Show, featuring films based on banned and challenged books.

Sunday, Sept. 29, there will be a Southern Literature Lecture with professors from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Mornings throughout September saw Free to Read programming with a goal of explaining Banned Books Week to kids, highlighting books such as A Light in the Attic and Where the Wild Things Are.

Finally, next Monday (Sept. 30), there will be a Banned Books Skit & Trivia event involving the Young Writers Circle.

Read the Library Director's report on Livingston's Banned Books Week celebration.

Tags:  Banned Books Week  BBW2014  Ju  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  Livingston Parish  Southern literature 

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