Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Readers write -- ‘Freedom to Read Week’ Celebrates Freedom of Expression

Freedom to Read Used Book Sale
February 3, 2010

Lumby Freedom to Read Week invites Canadians to celebrate freedom of expression February 21-27 this year.

Even though freedom of expression is a Charter right, restrictions are sometimes sought. Under the headline, “To ban a book, to erase history” on October 6, 2009, the National Post newspaper reported on a complaint by a parent against Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The same article reported that Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid's Tale” survived a similar request in 2009 to remove it from the Toronto high school curriculum.

Each year Lumby United Church participates in Freedom to Read Week by hosting a used book sale. Any book you find on the sales tables that is on the Challenged Book List at is free. As well, bring a book featured on the Challenged Book List to the grand opening at 9am to participate in our display.

The Freedom to Read book sale will be on Saturday, February 27th from 9am to 3pm at Lumby United Church. Everyone is welcome.

Anyone wishing to donate books to the sale may drop them off on Friday, February 26 from 6-8pm.

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Contact: Nick Hodge
Phone 250 547-6202
Fax 250 542-1744
Lumby United Church
PO Box 463
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0


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