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Banned Books Week - Today's Book is the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

Today's Book celebrating Banned Books Week is the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie


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.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

In honor of Banned Books Weeks, the Public Libraries of Suffolk County are holding a contest featuring six different books over six days via Līve-brary social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Today's book is the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. Here’s how the contest works:  http://bit.ly/QnAl0B

Facebook contestants should “Like” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Twitter contestants should “retweet” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Pinterest contestants should “RePin” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Finally, all users that like, retweet and/or RePin will be entered into a random drawing to win a SONY e-Reader at the end of the week.

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christie nicolle November 02, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Gruber speaks like a typical left winger....who does not READ anything but the NYTimes! Read Maureen Cowley, learn something jerk! Eventually everyone will learn the truth about Rev. Wright + the failed president who got voted in for p.c. reasons. Liberalism IS a mental disorder as the book says.
Hazel Wilkonson the First November 03, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Christie, did you not get in the van with those men in white coats? You really should allow them to take you. It is for you own good
christie nicolle November 03, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Hazel, i have only one word for your failed tenant in the white house: BENGHAZI!! Doesn't that disgust you how inept Obama proved to be? Doesn't it repulse you that he spent 20 years with Rev. Wright? You've lost your sense of right + wrong for Leftism, your true religion? Folks, It's not too late to jump the sinking ship of Obama-zombies. Vote Mitt!
Theobin November 03, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Hazel won’t be voting for Mitt or anyone else on Tuesday because she (who in real life is probably a he) would have to put on some clothes to get into the polling place. People who spend all their time pushing the liberal viewpoint and making asinine comments on public forums such as this rarely ever get dressed. They just spend their days sitting at their computers in their underwear being useless members of society and imagining themselves as actually being relevant.
Otis The Town Drunk November 03, 2012 at 06:34 PM
HEY! I resemble that remark.

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