Banned books? Celebrate the freedom to read

Banned books

This week, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 is  Banned Book Week in America.

This is a 33rd annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.   Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

The HonCC library has set up an exhibit of books that people have tried to have banned in America over the years.  To see a slideshow of the library’s display, click here.  Better yet, stop by the library this week and celebrate the freedom to read in person.

For more info on banned books and intellectual freedom, visit http://bannedbooksweek.org/.

Saviano to talk about changing comic books

comic booksEnglish Professor Jerry Saviano will discuss “Comic Books: Changing Audience, Changing Genre” in a talk 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 in the Honolulu Community College Library.
There will be free refreshments and a raffle at the end with the chance to win Passport Discount cards.  Some of the participating discount vendors include: Ruby Tuesdays, Times, IHOP, Teddy’s Bigger Burger, Baskin Robbins, and more.

Library sets Fall Semester hours

School officials have announced the open hours for the library in the fall semester.

Once classes begin  Monday, Aug. 25, the library will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The library will be closed on Sundays and holidays.