Date a banned book

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By Carlos Ferrand

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and the “Goosebumps” series may not have a lot in common, but they do share one designation: both are on the list of books that have been banned from some public schools and libraries.

This college’s library will celebrate Banned Book Week with a freedom-to-read event called Blind Date with a Banned Book.

The American Library Association sponsors Banned Book Week in cooperation with libraries across the country.

A variety of banned books will be available for check out. Along with books, librarians will distribute an assortment of date night goodies.

Titles such as “The Catcher and the Rye” and “To Kill a Mocking Bird” will be among the books available.

Most of the books on the list are banned for sexual content, language or racial discussions.

Most banned books come into question when parents find the content not suitable for their children, Librarian Celita DeArmond said. “Every good library contains something that offends somebody.”

Blind Date with a Book will be 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28 on the third floor of Moody Learning Center.

For more information and a list of banned books, visit


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