Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 21-27, 2014


Are you wondering what you should do to celebrate Banned Books Week 2014? If so, click on your state to check out the events taking place in your area. You should also check out the featured events page for information on the Banned Books Week Twitter Party or other events from the sponsors of Banned Books Week.

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  • Cherry Hill
    South Jersey Writers' Group Banned Books Week Read Out
    Join us for a Banned Books Week Read Out at the Cherry Hill Public Library! Brought to you by the members of the South Jersey Writers' Group.
    September 27, 2014
    Cherry Hill Public Library
    1100 Kings Highway North
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
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    Mieke Zamora-Mackay
    (856) 310-5550


  • Sag Harbor
    Banned Books Week Read-Out!
    Come out to Canio's Books in Sag Harbor to celebrate Banned Books Week as we honor and continue the struggle to uphold our First Amendment rights to Freedoms of Speech and Press. Carrying forward the 32-year tradition set in place by the American Library Association and its Office of Intellectual Freedom, the national Read-Out event features readings from, and discussions about, books which have been banned, censored, or challenged by political, religious, and/or various social organizations. I will be organizing and hosting this event, not to mention speaking about Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit To Brooklyn. Other yet-to-be-determined featured guests will read from additional works which have been at one time or another deemed questionable or unacceptable. A lively group discussion on visceral reactions past and present to such controversial works will follow. Thanks and hope to see you there!
    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Canio's Books
    290 Main Street
    Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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    Christopher Benedict