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Storm Center: Film and Discussion on Libraries and Challenged Books

In celebration of Banned Books, watch and discuss the 1956 film Storm Center (1956) starring Bette Davis. Produced at the height of the Red Scare, widowed librarian Alicia Hull (Bette Davis) becomes the center of a McCarthyist firestorm when she refuses to remove from her library The Communist Dream, a book seen by her town council as incendiary anti-American propaganda.  

Bill Barry will introduce the movie and will facilitate the discussion . 

Banned Books Week is October 1-7.


1956 | Not Rated |  1hr 26min | Trailer

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Hamilton, Meeting Room
5910 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Event Type

Films, Book Discussions, Civic Engagement

Age Group

Teens, Adults

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

Registration Required


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