Dinner and classic books that almost weren’t

BannedBooksPoster[1]Imagine not having access to books such as The Great Gatsby, Alice in Wonderland, or The Catcher in the Rye. At one point in history, these books and several others were banned or challenged.

For National Information Literacy Awareness Month in October, the Morgan Library is emphasizing the freedom to read. Access these classics online by powering up your RamCard to a Poudre River Public Library card,Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Durrell Center.

While enjoying a themed dinner, a few clicks can give you the benefits of accessibility through this partnership with the Morgan Library and the Poudre River Public Library.

All of the following books have been challenged with restrictions in libraries or schools due to elements such as language, sexual references, religion and violence. The censorship of these books was a threat to freedom of speech and choice under the First Amendment. Librarians, booksellers, teachers, authors and more have helped these books remain available to those who wish to read them; the Durrell dining staff have created dishes celebrating each for this dinner.

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fallen Angels

Join us to power up your RamCard, learn more about accessibility, and enjoy dinner at #ChallengedClassicsDurrell Oct. 29.