Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Banned Books Week

The Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center and St. Paul Public Library — Dayton’s Bluff Branch are hosting Banned Book Week,  Sept. 25 to Oct.1, with activities and discussions of books that have at one time been challenged or banned.

Featured events include:

  • Banned Night at the Movies featuring “The Fellowship of the Ring,” 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, Founder’s Hall Auditorium, Saint Paul Campus.
  • Banned Night at the Movies (family friendly) featuring “The Lorax,” 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 Founder’s Hall Auditorium.
  • Banned Book Signing, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, library student lounge. Noted local authors including Pete Hautman, Phyllis Root, and Marion Dane Bauer will sign copies of their books that have at one time been challenged or banned. Authors will answer questions about their experiences with censorship, and their books will be available for purchase.

Events are free and open to the public. For information call the library 651-793-1616 or email: library.services@metrostate.edu.