Ewa Library Has ‘Banned’ Films

Ewa Beach Public & School Library observes Banned Book Week (Sept. 21-27) with two film screenings next Monday. The annual nationwide program celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information.

The two films showing Sept. 22 at the Ewa Beach branch are based on or inspired by books that were once banned publically.

* 3 p.m. — Easy A: After a little white lie gets out, a clean-cut teenage girl sees her life as a modern-day Hester Prynne (from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet

Letter) and uses the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. The film is rated PG-13 for ages 13 and older.

* 6 p.m. — James and the Giant Peach: An adaption of Roald Dahl’s story, an orphaned British boy meets a stranger with a magic bag of tricks and ends up inside a peach that rolls into the Atlantic Ocean. Rated PG for ages 5 and up.

The library is located on the Campbell High School campus, 91-950 North Road. Call 689-1204 for more information.