Thursday, October 4, 2012

Alamogordo, Banned Books Week, and a Book Burning

I was in the Alamogordo Library last week and saw on a bulletin board a display of dozens of books that have been banned in our American past.

Banned Books Week is September 26-October 6 this year.

This event is of particular interest to me because in Alamogordo in 2001, there was a book burning. Harry Potter books, to be specific.  

In a clever twist, the Alamogordo Friends of the Library sold photos of said book burning to benefit the library.

Today, on October 4th, there's a banned books "read-out" on the New Mexico Statue University-Alamogordo campus.

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