September 25, 2022

Banned Books Week Read Out Event Illuminates

UMW President Troy Paino reads from 'Slaughterhouse-Five' during the recent Banned Books Week Read Out event.

UMW President Troy Paino reads from ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ during the recent Banned Books Week Read Out event.

In recognition of the annual American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 18-24), a Read Out was held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Campus Walk, in front of Lee Hall, and near Katora and the Hurley Convergence Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. President Paino and other administrators, faculty, staff, and students read from selected banned and challenged books in a free, public event sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics, Simpson Library and Katora. Simpson Library’s special collections will have an exhibit of rare banned books. The lobby area of Simpson Library has a special display related to banned books throughout the week. 

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