This Sunday (June 7, 2009) the State Library of Queensland is showcasing controversial and banned books to the public.
For centuries books that challenge the moral, political or religious norms of their times have been ‘banned’ or removed from public circulation. Today, studying these banned books provides a revealing insight into the psyche of particular eras and cultures around the world.
In this special Uncovered event, SLQ Librarians Joan Bruce & Irene Sourgnes, will provide a guided opportunity to view some of these books up-close and learn about their fascinating histories and authors.
With divisive examples such as Norman Lindsay’s “Redheap”, “The Little Red Schoolbook”, and even “Bambi”, Banned Books promises to challenge our thinking on censorship and freedom of speech.
Sun 7 June 2009, 1:30pm
1 hour and 30 minutes
Fox Family White Gloves Room, Level 4
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Bank Precinct