September 24, 2015

First Amendment Film Festival



First Amendment Film Festival


Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 for an event celebrating of our freedom to read – and view – great works of literature at a special double feature movie screening. The movies being screened are based on books that have been challenged or banned in the United States over the years.  The screenings begin at 4:30 pm with a family classic and a second film will be screened at 6:30 pm.  More information about the movies to be screened can be found on the Jones Library website at www.joneslibrary.org.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.  For more information about Banned Books Week, visit www.bannedbooksweek.org.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223

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