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Banned Books Week Spotlight: Lockport Public Library

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Saturday, September 28, 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 7 features Lockport Public Library, a branch of the Lafourche Parish Public Library System in Louisiana. 

The final organization to be profiled in our spotlight series for Banned Books Week, the Lockport Public Library is one of two Louisiana institutions to receive Krug Fund grants this year (Livingston Parish Library was the other).

Lockport's events in clude "pirate radio" broadcasts once a week in September; several art workshops where patrons created paintings, sculptures, posters, and other mixed media art to express their views on censorship and their favorite banned books; a mock trial on Thursday with caged books waiting to be defended or prosecuted; and a freedom to read book walk on Wednesday which featured people with paper chains walking for banned books.  There were also various banned book movie adaptation showings.

Check out the Lafourche Library System's Banned Books Club blog for details of their 2013 events and learn about their monthly discussion group at the system's Thibodaux branch.  This month's selection was Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed.

You can follow the Lafourche Library on Twitter (@LafourcheLib) and Facebook.

And here's the library's Most Interesting (Banned Books Week) Fan in the World:

Most Interesting Ban

Tags:  Banned Books Week  BBW2014  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  LaFourche Parish Public Library  pirate radio 

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