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The Book Corner: News From the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.

The Burlington Public Library has a bunch of upcoming events and accounts of past events residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what has happened, is currently happening and what is coming soon.

Banned Book Week - September 30 through October 6

What is Banned Book Week and why and do we celebrate it?  It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read that was first launched 30 years ago in response to a sudden surge in challenged books. The purpose is to highlight the value of free and open access to information and draw attention to the harms of censorship. Libraries, bookstores, schools and other book related fields stand together to support the first amendment and your freedom to read anything of your choosing. 

A display of “Banned Books” has been set up in the library.  All books are available for checkout. 

Below is the list of the Most Challenged Books of 2011:

  • ttyl; ttfn; 18r; g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle  
  • The Color of Earth (series) by Kim Dong Hwa 
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins 
  • My Mom’s Having a Baby! A Kid's Month by Month Guilde to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler 
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 
  • Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
  • What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones  
  • Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily Bon Zeigesar   
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  

To learn more about banned books visit the American Library Association’s webpage or search “bannedbooksweek” on Facebook.

 “Mixing Fact and Fiction” with Hank Phillippi-Ryan

Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. to get the scoop on mysteries, television, and the mystery of television from Hank Phillippi-Ryan.  You’ll want to be here to hear from Ms. Phillippi-Ryan about her award-winning mystery novels and her role as an investigative reporter for 7News in Boston.

The Last Wednesday Book Group

On Wednesday, September 26 from 7 -8:30 a lively discussion will take place.  The group will be discussing “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James.  Among the questions to be explored-“What accounts for the extraordinary popularity of this book? “ Join us for an exploration of this media sensation.

Picture Books and Movies -Thursday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Children ages 3 and up and their caregivers are invited to listen to a story then watch a movie based on the story.  Talk afterwards about which you liked better and why!

Halloween Display in Youth Services

Look for Halloween books, both funny and scary, in the Holiday Display section, where you will find such favorites as Halloween Night, Mouse’s First Halloween, and Moonlight the Halloween Cat.  Fall Reads about apples, pumpkins, and autumn leaves are waiting for you in the cube display.

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