Go Thoreau! Celebrating 200 years!

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Stay tuned for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.

"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning."

Book Banning in the U.S.A.

Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.


Can you name a few books that you should be reading? How about naming a few books that people think you should not be reading? Many of us know that books have been banned in other places like the Middle East and Russia, but how about the United States? Even here book banning happens. And it’s not just ancient history; book banning is alive and well today, although sometimes in a subtle form – like an item’s quiet removal from a book shelf or a school curriculum.  

Anne Speyer, librarian, teacher, and ardent bibliophile, will explore the history of book banning. You will probably discover that at least one of your own favorites is on someone else’s “people shouldn’t read” list.