Banned Books and More on Display at Florida Tech
– To commemorate Banned Books Week, Sept. 20-27, Florida Tech’s Evans Library has mounted an exhibit of books banned or challenged over the years. Mark
Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, are a few of the titles, which have caused outrage
among some groups. The unusual display, viewed through peepholes cut in plain, brown paper, is in the library lobby and runs until Oct. 31.
Community visitors will enjoy two other lobby exhibits. A celebration of Caribbean authors and scholars will be in place until Oct. 31. Members of the
Caribbean Students Association recently donated funds from their student activities budget to purchase Caribbean literature and literary criticism for the
library collection. Twenty-one new titles were recently ordered, including works by Antiguan author Jamaica Kincaid.
Also, an astronomy and astrophysics display may be viewed through Nov. 30.
Visitors are welcome to browse these exhibits and the facility’s holdings during library hours. They are: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight.
For more information, call 674-8086.