Miami, Sept. 20, 2017 – In an effort to highlight the value of free and open access to information, the Learning Resources Department at Miami Dade College (MDC) will celebrate Banned Books Week, Sept. 24 – 30. Banned Books Week aims to highlight the freedom to read and bring awareness to banned and frequently challenged books.
With the goal of bringing forth shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular, all MDC’s Libraries will feature a special collection of censored works on display and available for check out. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools throughout the United States. While books have been and continue to be banned, we celebrate that many of them continue to remain available.
For the complete list, visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10.
Below is a list of Banned Books Weeks events at MDC:
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, Room 1201
6300 N.W. Seventh Ave.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Screening: Classroom Classics, To Kill a Mockingbird. A 30-minute video overview of the beloved book, followed by a discussion on censorship and the first amendment led by Learning Resources Associate Director Theo Karantsalis.
Hialeah Campus, near Student Life, Room 2102
1780 W. 49th St.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon – 1 p.m.
Pop-Up Library: Banned Books Week Edition will feature books that have been banned or challenged available for check out.
Homestead Campus, Room D101
500 College Terrace
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Genocide Awareness, Never Again: A Banned Books Week Discussion
InterAmerican Campus, BridgePrep Academy InterAmerican East Campus
627 S.W. 27th Ave.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m.
Banned Books Week Children’s Book Reading by librarians Beth Cloues and Isabel Duque.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m., Room 6011
A place for students, staff and faculty to connect over literature, the Literati Book Club, will discuss 1984 by George Orwell.
Thursday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m., Room 401
Censorship in the United States: A Banned Books Week Discussion led by librarian Isabel Duque.
Kendall Campus, Building 2, Second Floor
11011 S.W. 104th St.
Monday, Sept. 25, 2:25 – 3:40 p.m.
The Library will host a mock Congress session with Dr. William Murphy and his Fundamentals of Speech Communication students that will debate bills relating to censorship and the banning of books. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
Pop-Up Library: Banned Books Week Edition will be making its way from the Library to the Kendall Campus Breezeway, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
950 N.W. 20 St.
Banned Books Week display featuring titles that have been banned from distribution in U.S. prisons. A special discussion will be held on the topic on Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 – 11 a.m., Room 1202
North Campus, Room 2101
Monday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. – noon
Censorship: A Banned Books Week Discussion led by Faculty Librarian Steve Kronen.
West Campus, Room 1119
3800 N.W. 115th Ave.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon – 1 p.m.
Censorship: A Banned Books Week Discussion led by faculty librarian Steve Kronen.
All week-long: Pop-Up Library: Banned Books Week Edition will be making its way around campus with books that have been banned or challenged available for check out.
Wolfson Campus, Room 1216
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Monday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m.
Banned Books Week kickoff with an exciting interactive display of banned and Challenged books. Donuts and coffee will be served. Maria Carla Chicuen, author of Achieve the College Dream: You Don’t Need to be Rich to Attend a Top School, will lead a discussion on Banned Books and censorship. Snacks and refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 – 11 a.m., Room 7128
A Pop-up Library exhibit featuring some of the “Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016” available for check out.
For more information, please contact Patricia Gonzalez, 305-237-3568, or email@example.com