Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Freedom to Read Week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Organized by the Canadian Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The RGO Library & Learning Commons is celebrating with two events that support the diversity and freedom of expression and literacy in Canada. Join us for fun learning activities and the chance to win prizes!

Roaming Library on Banned Books & Censorship
Monday, February 26 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm (North Campus)

Did you know that more than 100 books, magazines, graphic novels and other written works have been banned or challenged in the past decades in Canada?

Stop by our display in the atrium of North Campus to learn about banned books and censorship in Canada and other countries. Borrow a book, pick up a free pen, and fill out a word search to enter a draw for a free USB

Blind Date with a Book
Thursday, March 2 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm (South Campus)

Do you like surprises? Sign up for “blind date” with a book! 

Choose a wrapped book with a tantalizing tagline and discover its identity after you borrow it. 

Go to the atrium in South Campus to choose from classic and contemporary fiction, graphic novels, and readers for English language learners (ELL). 

Return your book with a rating card to enter a draw for your choice of a USB or LLC print & copy card.

Check out some photos Freedom to Read week and the blind date candidate displays in the library