Exhibits: Freedom to Read Week
Dates: Feb. 23–29, 2020
Locations: Stauffer Library, Education Library, Engineering & Science Library
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Visit Stauffer Library to see a pop-up exhibit featuring challenged/banned books and titles about censorship. Celebrate your freedom to read by signing out a challenged/banned book, located right beside the display.
Visit the Freedom to Read display in the Education Library to see banned/challenged children’s and young adult books, a short explanation as to why each title was challenged, plus information about what challenges are, why people challenge books, when a challenge might be justified, and why we should defend challenged material.
Visit the Engineering & Science Library, located in Douglas Library, to see a display that highlights the impact of suppressing scientific thinkers in history such as Galileo, Kepler, Darwin, and Einstein.