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Library Displays & Events

Banned Books Celebration 2015!

Catcher in the Rye . . . Harry Potter . . . Lord of the Rings . . .To Kill a Mockingbird…The Hunger Games

Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during our Banned Books Celebration, September 21-October 6, 2015. For more information, visit:

Also, please join the EGSC Library and the School of the Humanities for our Banned Books Lecture Series:

Monday, September 21, 4:00 PM—Dr. H. Lee Cheek, 1984: A Social and Political Perspective

Tuesday, September 22, 4:00PM—Dr. Carmine Palumbo, 1984: A Literary and Biographical Perspective

Monday, September 28, 4:00PM—Professor Desmal Purcell, The History of Censorship: Comics

Tuesday, September 29, 4:00PM—Dr. Armond Boudreaux, Maus I & II by Art Spiegelman

Monday, October 5, 4:00PM—Professor Steve Lavender, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00PM—Dr. Alan Brasher, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Join our Humanities and Social Sciences professors as they lecture about banned books, both new and classic, and the topic of censorship in literature and art. All lectures will take place in the Learning Commons room J503.

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New Browsing Collection

Looking to kick back with a good book?  Stop by our new Browsing collection at the EGSC Library! The Browsing collection, located in the center stacks area of the library, is designed for recreational and leisure reading and includes many popular books – mysteries, romance novels, sci-fi, and bestsellers. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to donate new or used books to this collection.