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2012 Banned Books Week -
Events in the Rutgers University Libraries

Image reprinted with permission of the American Library Association.

Monday, October 1st
Is someone reading over your shoulder?
Join a conversation on the topic: Who do I trust to protect my privacy?
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm,
The ScarletLatté Café, lower level
Alexander Library
Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the issues, weigh in on choices, and consider options on how best to protect their privacy. To reserve a seat, contact Nancy Kranich at

Tuesday, October 2nd
Banned Book Exhibit and Reception
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Art Library
Please join us at the Art Library for a reception and short talk celebrating an exhibit of banned books, music, and art curated by Art Librarian Megan Lotts. A section of the exhibition will focus on the recent controversy over Russia's performance art group, Pussy Riot. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 4th
Marathon Reading of J.D. Salinger´s Catcher in the Rye
Beginning at 11:00 am
in front of Murray Hall

Monday, October 1st - Thursday, October 4th
Lunchtime Readings of Banned Books
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm,
The Scarlet Latté Café, lower level
Alexander Library
Join us for a series of readings of banned books from the United States and abroad, read by Rutgers faculty, staff, and students.

Friday October 5th
Marathon reading of William Golding´s Lord of the Flies
conducted by students from the Rutgers-New Brunswick English Department
Starting at 12:30 pm
The Scarlet Latté Café, lower level
Alexander Library


Read a recently banned book, now available in the Libraries' recreational reading collection.
Titles include:

ttyl and l8r, g8r, by Lauren Myracle
Fifty Shades of Gray, by E. L. James
Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
All Stephen King Books

For a complete listing of all the books in the recreational reading collection, please see:

Posted September 21, 2012