Monday, February 25, 2013

Freedom to Read Week, February 25 - March 1

Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about intellectual freedom and celebrate their right to freedom of expression.  Libraries play a very important role in raising awareness about intellectual freedom.  It is the basic responsibility of libraries to facilitate and guarantee access to all expressions of knowledge and intellectual activity.

Celebrate your freedom to read at the AST Library!  Check out our book display of banned and challenged books, films and authors, available in the AST Library collection.

Also, test your knowledge about banned and challenged books and enter our Freedom to Read draw to win a $5.00 copy card!  Details available at the AST Library or on the Library blog.

Canadian authors discuss censorship and free speech

Margaret Laurence speaks out about the censorship of her books in high schools
Margaret Laurence- CBC Digital Archives

Alice Munro challenges censorship
Alice Munro- CBC Digital Archives

Margaret Atwood on the importance of free speech
Margaret Atwood- CBC Digital Archives

How much do you know about banned books in Canada?:  CanLit Banned Books Quiz

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