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Celebrate "Banned Books Week" September 26-October 2
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 2021 will be held September 26 – October 2. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”
The majority of this year's most-banned books list are titles that address racism and racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, as well as those that shared the stories of Black, Indigenous, or people of color.(bannedbooksweek.org). At CSE we believe it is important to highlight diverse voices in the education experience, particularly voices that are most often silenced. Join us in our celebration of Banned Books week by reading one of this year's most banned titles, which can be found below. Also, check out our list of banned books from the past for further reading.
Most banned books in 2020-2021
**Recommended only for mature readers.
Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept 15
September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country. Latino/a or Latinx refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America (NPS.gov).
During this month and throughout the year, CSE celebrates the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present. To explore titles related to Latinx & Hispanic heritage, check out our Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month BookList.
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Volunteer at the CSE Media Center!
The CSE Media Center welcomes volunteers! Volunteers may assist with administrative library tasks (eg. re-shelving, managing the collection, assisting student patrons), read to students, or help keep the library clean and inviting. Volunteers may assist on a regular schedule (preferred) or on a limited, drop-in basis. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alex Karpicke at: email@example.com