Banned Books Week Special Event in Second Life

September 22, 2009 on 6:56 am | In Events |

In observance of Banned Books Week you are cordially invited to attend a Special Event in Second Life on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. HST (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SLT).  The event is produced by UH MLIS students of the Library and Information Science Student Union in SL, and hosted by the American Library Association on ALA Island in Banned Books Village Square <http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/195/32/61>.

The event  features a talk by Dr. Rebecca Knuth, Professor of Library and Information Science at UHM, and author of Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century, and Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction.  Dr. Knuth will speak in front of a symbolic bonfire.  There will also be a DJ with great music and dancing, a hunt, photo contest and other activities.  Attend in costume representing a banned/challenged book or author if you like; but this is not required.  Free costumes available on site.

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