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Library Bars 43-Year-Old from Manga Club Meeting

posted on 2008-04-30 01:48 EDT
Patron alleges age discrimination, threatens lawsuit

An adult resident of Bluffton, South Carolina is considering a lawsuit against his local public library after its employeees barred him from attending a manga club meeting that the library had organized. 43-year-old C.J. Palmer planned to share old anime and manga from his personal collection at the meeting. Flyers for the club did not indicate an age limit, but according to the library, it was meant for teenagers only.

Palmer has filed a complaint with the library and has contacted the local American Civil Liberties Union branch to discuss a possible age discrimination lawsuit. The director of the local county library system has apologized for what he called a "slip-up on our part" and mentioned that if there is sufficent interest, he would look into starting a manga club that would be open to adults.

Source: The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina)


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