Clarence Mitchell Library observes Banned Books Week with: 'To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine'

Highland Community College's Clarence Mitchell Library is pleased to offer a program for Banned Books Week at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in room M-120. Banned Books Week is recognized from September 25 to October 1.

The library will host a screening of the film, "To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine."  This 73-minute film of actor Ian Ruskin's acclaimed one-man play has gathered praise from around the world.

Banned books week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. The American Revolutionary, Thomas Paine, is best known for his tracts, "Declaration of the Rights of Man," and "Common Sense," both of which were banned repeatedly in the American colonies and in countries throughout the world, due to the revolutionary nature of the ideas Paine advocated. Come, learn more about this American revolutionary and his contribution to our American ideals of justice, liberty and freedoms of speech and religion.

The event is free and open to all audiences. Room M-120 is located on the first floor of the Marvin Burt Liberal Arts Center (building M on campus maps) at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road in Freeport. For more information, contact Laura Watson at 815.599.3456 or

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130

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