Banned books on display

Books that people have attempted to ban will be on exhibit Sept. 4 through 28 at California Lutheran University’s Pearson Library.

“Banned Books: From a Historical Perspective” will be held in observance of Banned Books Week, which the American Library Association created in 1982 to remind people of the freedom to read. The ALA has designated Sept. 29 through Oct. 6 as 2007 Banned Books Week.

The Pearson Library exhibit will include many well-known, critically acclaimed books, including “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain.

Displays will explain the reasons behind the challenges. Most of the books in the exhibit were not banned due to the efforts of librarians to retain them in their collections.

Admission is free.

The library is open from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

The university is at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

For information, call Judith Samuel at (805) 4933092 or email

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