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Freedom to Read Week contest reminder

This week is Freedom to Read Week, recognizing all of the books or texts that have been banned around the world. Hard to believe that everything from Shakespeare to The Lord of the Rings was banned at one point. In fact, many books are still banned in various locations.

To celebrate Freedom to Read Week, we’ve partnered with the Corner Brook Public Library for a Freedom to Read Week contest! Make a video about banned art, win a prize! But the deadline is quickly approaching, so get to it!

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Freedom to Read: Corner Brook Library contest

Freedom to Read Week is coming up February 26 to March 3 and celebrates freedom of expression and encourages you to read books that have ever been censored. Did you know that The Lord of the Ring, Harry Potter and The Works of William Shakespeare have all been banned at some point?

The Corner Brook Public Library and CornerBrooker.com invite youth aged 15-18 to create a short, 1 – 3 minute film inspired by a piece of banned art. Prizes will be awarded for some of the best films.

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A last look at the public library

The Corner Brook Public Library shut the doors at its Sir Richard Squires Building location for the last time on Saturday afternoon. Late in the afternoon, as library-goers were stopping by for their last nostalgic look around, I stopped by to grab some photos.

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At The Library (1968 to 2011)

The Corner Brook Public Library is on floors 2 and 3 of the Sir Richard Squires Building. It was called a skyscraper when it was proposed, but the Sir Richard Squires Building only dominates the landscape when you stand below it. In a city shaped like a bowl itís the hills that scrape the sky. I understand the excitement that word may have held in 1965, but to me, now, itís funny. Iím not sure how many of us look at the building and marvel at its design. For me itís a brick and steel blast from the past, and I love it for that reason.

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