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Banned Books Week

banned-books-week

September 25 – October 1 2016

2016 marks the 34th Anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the “freedom to read.”  The Readers’ Services Department will be presenting two special events to commemorate Banned Books Week. 

Banned Book Discussion

1984-second

Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30 PM

We will discuss the frequently “Banned” classic 1984 written by George Orwell.

The discussion will be led by Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian.

“Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is more timely than ever. 1984 presents a “negative utopia,” that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.”  (From the Publisher)

No registration required. Free event.


Banned Book-to-Film

1984-movie

Friday, September 30 at 2 PM in the Theater

Showing of the 1984 version of the film 1984 starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. This film is rated R. A short discussion will follow the film.

The discussion will be led by Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian.

No registration required. Free event.


In addition to the Banned Book Discussion & Book-to-Film, frequently banned and challenged books will be on display throughout the week of September 25.  Take one home and see what all the buzz is about.


For more information on Banned Books Week, visit the Banned Books Week Website.

Happy 34th Anniversary Banned Books Week …

Let’s Celebrate our Freedom to Read!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Banned Books Week: September-21-27, 2014

2014 marks the 32nd Anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the “freedom to read.” The Readers’ Services Department will be presenting two special events to commemorate Banned Books Week:

lord of the flies bookBANNED BOOK DISCUSSION

Tuesday, September 23.  1:30 PM

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

 

 

 

 

 

lord of the flies DVDBANNED BOOK TO FILM

Friday, September 26.  2 PM

We will be showing the 1990 version of the film Lord of the Flies

starring Balthazar Getty.

A short discussion will follow the film.

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

 

Registration is not required for either event. Both events are free.  We encourage you and your group members to attend one or both of these events.  Banned Books Week always provides for a lively conversation.

If your Book Club would like to do your own Banned Book discussion as well, some of the most challenged classics include:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence

1984 by George Orwell

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

For more information on Banned Books Week, visit their website: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/

 This article first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Syosset Public Library’s newsletter, Book Club Insider.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

 

Book To Film Series

The Soloist

Starring Jamie Foxx & Robert Downey Jr.

Friday, February 12th at 2 PM

Based on the Book The Soloist : a Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez. “… the true story of journalist Steve Lopez’s discovery of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’ Skid Row.  Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers’s music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy’s life-only to find that their relationship has had a profound change on his own life.”  (From the Publisher)

Read the book and then see how it’s interpreted and adapted for the screen.  A short discussion will follow the film.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk on the main floor.  With Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services Librarian.  There is no registration for this event.

~ Posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Book To Film Series…

…this Friday October 9th at 2PM.

marley pic“Marley and Me”

 

By John Grogan

Starring Jennifer Aniston & Owen Wilson

“The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.” (From the Publisher)

Read the book and then see how it’s interpreted and adapted for the screen.  A short discussion led by Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services librarian will follow the  film. Copies of the book are still available at circulation.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services