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Unshelved is a daily web comic by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum about the employees and patrons of a public library. Today’s strip (above) celebrates the beginning of Banned Book Week (Sept 29-Oct 6). I’m sure that any of you who have occasion to interact with the public vis a vis books (booksellers as well as librarians!) will get a chuckle out of it, like I did.

Hmm . . . I’m not sure I have any controversial reading planned for this week. I will be doing some studying about the Oneida community though–probably group marriage would qualify as controversial in some circles. And I bet I could come up with a way to make the history of public parks in Boston into a controversy as well. Let’s see . . .