ok, just part of california, but… the story from the modesto bee:
Stanislaus County Library patrons can read any of 10 books on belly dancing, from techniques to costumes. They also can check out a DVD on belly dancing as an exercise.
But they can’t attend a belly dancing program at the library anymore.
Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Rick Robinson has canceled the program, which was scheduled for April 22.
“The issue is what is appropriate for a library and what is not appropriate,” Robinson said.
Robinson saw the event scheduled on the library calendar and questioned it.
“Does it support some form of educational opportunity, or is it just pure entertainment?” Robinson asked. “I couldn’t answer that to my satisfaction, and I couldn’t answer it to my board.”
i’ve spoken about educational opportunities on occasion… but since i don’t know anything about this specific program, i turn the forum over to you…