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50 Shades Movies Mysteriously Hidden, Berkley Library Stands up to the Censor

July 3rd 2018

50 Shades Movies Mysteriously Hidden, Berkley Library Stands up to the Censor (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 3, 2018) Berkley, MI- Someone’s been playing censor at the Berkley Library, hiding copies of DVDs such as 50 Shades of Gray, 50 Shades Freed, and Eyes Wide Shut.  Even the documentary Jerusalem was surreptitiously removed and hidden. Staff […]

Berkley Library Honors Banned Books Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 25th 2016

Berkley Library Honors Banned Books Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1 (Kathryn Bergeron, MSI, Librarian Berkley Library, Sept. 25, 2016) Berkley, MI – Gone with the Wind, The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Captain Underpants: what do all these books have in common? They’ve all been banned or challenged. From September 25 to October 1 […]

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture

March 19th 2015

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture (Katherine Schaeffer, Student Press Law Center, March 19, 2015) When the student newspaper at a Michigan high school printed a photo of a condom-wrapped banana to accompany an article about the school’s sex education program, the staff thought the decision was provocative, but tasteful. Pervasive in advertisements, […]