Banned Book week activities planned for GPL, Gadsden State campus


 The Gadsden Public Library has a full slate of events this month to focus attention on Banned Book Week Gadsden Reads: Farenheit 451.
    Among the events sche-duled are: Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. – Kickoff- Staged media event, focusing on the removal of challenged books from the library, the reinstating of those books to circulation, followed up with the destruction of an artistic representation of banned books (in collaboration with Walnut Gallery Director and Gadsden State Community College art in-structor Mario Gallardo and his art students).  Location:  Parking lot of the Gadsden Public Library.
    Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. – Lecture by Gadsden State Community College’s Chris Harrison on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and the history of banned books. Location:  Meadows Library at the Wallace Drive campus of Gadsden State Community College.
    Sept. 25, at 12 p.m. – Scholarly discussion of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 featuring Dr. Robert Woods, four-year fellow at the Bradbury Center. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch, however, lunch will be provided to Kiwanis members.   Location:  Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.
    Sept. 26, at 10 .a.m. -Etowah County Detention Center book discussion of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 with inmates.  Location:  Etowah County Detention Center.
    Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. – General public book di-scussion of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.  Participants will be responsible for their own bar tabs.  Location:  Back Forty Beer Company.
    Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. -Gadsden Museum of Art Banned Books Book Art Exhibit with live readings from banned books.  Location:  Leo Reynolds Gallery of the Gadsden Museum of Art.
    For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 107, or email at Banned Books Week Gadsden Reads:  Fahrenheit 451 is generously supported by the Gadsden Public Library, GSCC/Meadows Resource Learning Center, and the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, as well as through a grant funded by the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

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