An open book sits next to pile of hard-covered books in a library.

Carleton Library to Hold Freedom to Read Week

Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library will be holding its annual Freedom to Read week. The week-long event will focus on the theme of freedom of expression and features several book readings and exhibits.

When: Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, Mar. 3, 2017
Where: MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
Info: All events and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Banned Book Reading
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Mar. 2, from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Library Main Floor, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University

At the Banned Book Readings, members of the Carleton community will choose a book that has been banned at one point or another from libraries or schools and read an excerpt.


The library will also feature several exhibits on the topic of banning books throughout the main floor:

Banned Because: A collection of some of the words used to justify banning books.

Banned Books through the Ages: A collection of books that have been banned in schools and libraries.

Banning Books Early: An art display of some of the covers of books intended for children and young adults that have been banned.

Freedom to Read Week takes place as part of Carleton’s 75th anniversary year.

About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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