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Banned Book Week September 28 - October 2

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Are you a fan of Catcher in the Rye? Harry Potter? Judy Blume’s Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret? How about the Dictionary? Did you know that each of these books have been banned in various communities across America.

The American Library Association has designated the week of September 28 through October 2 as Banned Book Week 2010. It's your chance to celebrate these books and fight censorship.

At the East Meadow Public Library 1886 Front Street in East Meadow, you can join a movie marathon to celebrate – movies based on banned books will play all day on September 24, 2010.

10 a.m."Fahrenheit 451" (1966) based on the novel by Ray Bradbury. Starring Julie Christie, Oskar Weiner Rated: Not Rated.

12 p.m."Portnoy’s Complaint" (1972) based on the novel by Philip Roth. Starring Richard Benjamin Rated: Not Rated.

1:45 p.m."Kite Runner" (2008) based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. Starring Khalid Abdalla Rated: PG-13.

4 p.m. "Lolita" (1961) based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Starring James Mason, Shelley Winters Rated: Not Rated.

6 p.m."Alice in Wonderland" (2010) based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. Starring Johnny Depp Rated: PG.

8 p.m."The Chocolate War" (1989) based on the novel by Robert Cormier. Starring John Glover Rated: R.

Check your library to see if they have any special activities going on to celebrate.å

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