Banned Books Week

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

Events

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 other events from the sponsors of Banned Books Week.

To add your own event to this list, please fill out this form.

  • craftygardenmom.com AND quiltingfortherestofus.com
    Banned Books Week Quilt Challenge
    This is a virtual quilt challenge where quilters who support stopping censorship are encouraged to select a "banned or challenged book" and create a quilt for it. This is our 3rd year doing the challenge and we have showcased some beautiful artwork in our Flickr group. The 2014 posts encouraging entries are: http://www.craftygardenmom.com/2014/08/3rd-annual-banned-books-week-mini-quilt.html and http://quiltingfortherestofus.com/blog/announcing-the-2014-banned-books-week-challenge/8/5/2014
    Online
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tanesha Nurse
    240-481-5890
    taneshaquilts@yahoo.com




  • Indiana University Libraries
    Banned Books Week 2014
    IU Libraries will host a virtual Banned Books week display as well as featuring quotes from banned books throughout Banned Books week via our Twitter feed at @iulibraries.. https://drive.google.com/a/umail.iu.edu/folderview?id=0B5tPOCMvI98bdU9aRkRKdU9hNTA&usp=sharing_eil#
    September 21-27
    Herman B Wells Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Faith Bradham
    832.338.1402
    fbradham@indiana.edu




  • Lisbon
    Banned Books in Portugal Exhibition in the FAculty's Library
    Dear colleagues, my name is Rogerio Miguel Puga, I am an Assistant Professor at the New University of Lisbon (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities), Portugal, where I am currently teaching "Introduction to Literary Studies". Together with my students, I will list some of the books that have ben censored in Portugal and exhibit them in the Faculty's library during your Banned Books Week, delivering a leaflet with information on the BBW. Would you be interested in listing our project as an INTERNATIONAL event/extension of your BBW? Best regards, Rogério Miguel Puga New University of Lisbon
    21-27 September
    Lisbon, Portugal (FCSH-New Niversity of Lisbon)
    Av. de Berna, 26
    Lisbon, 1069
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rogerio Miguel Puga
    00351 966859029
    rogerio_puga@hotmail.com




AK

  • Anchorage
    The Censorship Challenge: A Banned Books Pub Quiz
    The Anchorage Public Library and the UAA/APU Consortium Library have teamed up to offer The Censorship Challenge: A Banned Books Pub Quiz! There will be six rounds of eight questions each - all having something to do with censorship or issues of intellectual freedom. Participants are welcome to form teams of six or less people. There will be prizes for first, second, third, and not last place! (Plus a few bonus prizes along the way!) Would you like more information? Contact Stacia at mcgourtysa@muni.org.
    September 25, 2014
    Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Lady Brewery
    717 W 3rd Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Stacia McGourty
    907-343-2909
    mcgourtysa@muni.org




AL

  • Boaz
    Get Booked!
    We will be celebrating Banned Books Week with a Get Booked theme. The teachers will begin the week showing short videos to each class explaining the history of banned books, most challenged books, etc. Language Arts teachers will also begin raising money for "bail" due to the fact that they will be "arrested" on September 24th for reading banned books. The library will display a bulletin board with posters of the teachers hiding and reading a variety of banned books. A search warrant will also be displayed. Then the teachers will be arrested and will be reading banned books all day long at various places in the school (ex. lunchroom, hall, gym). The teacher who raises the most "bail" money will be released and will have a celebration in the library with his/her classes the following Friday. The other teachers will be placed on "schoolhouse arrest" and will be confined to their classroom with their students. The library will host a celebration party with food from banned books, such as Butter Beer from Harry Potter and cupcakes from Alice in Wonderland. The "bail" money will cover the expenses of the party, and it will also be used to purchase books for the library.
    9-24-14
    Sardis High School
    1420 Church St.
    Boaz, AL 35956
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tara Wardrup
    2565935221
    tara_wardrup@ecboe.org




  • Decatur
    Liberating Literature
    This year's book display will feature challenged graphic novels, and our end-caps will spotlight challenged books available as eBooks through our Library. Our event will begin with Dr. Leigh Ann Rhea discussing intellectual freedom, sharing her experience as a literature professor at one of our local colleges. We will then have the Decatur High School Dramatists present dramatic interpretations from some of the 2013 Top Ten Most Challenged books.
    9/25/14
    Decatur Public Library
    504 Cherry Street NE
    Decatur, AL 35601
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    StephRhonda BoCates
    (256) 353-2993 ext. 113
    stephrhonda@decatur.lib.al.us




  • Foley
    FIND a Banned Book @ FPL
    We have a wonderful display which was created by our Saturday staff and we are conducting a promotional event, FIND a Banned Book. We have pulled many banned & challenged books from our shelves and wrapped them in brown paper. Patrons are encouraged to grab a brown paper wrapped book and check it out. They can find out the title of the banned or challenged book AFTER they check it out! What a great way to FIND a Banned Book!
    Sept 22-27, 2014
    Foley Public Library
    319 E. Laurel Ave.
    Foley, AL 36535
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melanie Schnieders
    251-943-1031
    mschnieders@cityoffoley.org




  • Hoover
    The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books
    Dr. William Hutchings from the UAB Department of English will talk about the most famous banned and challenged books. Then you can check them out from the library!
    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 12:00pm
    Hoover Library
    200 Municipal Drive
    Hoover, AL 35216
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Shannon Haddock
    205-444-7820
    shannonh@bham.lib.al.us




  • Talladega
    Banned Books Week
    Month of September
    Zora Ellis Jr. High
    414 Elm St.
    Talladega, AL 35160
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ellen Carroll
    256-315-5700
    ecarroll@talladega-cs.net




AR

  • Little Rock
    Perks, Missives, & Lux Melancholia
    The Arkansas Literary Festival will present Perks, Missives & Lux Melancholia, the fourth annual Banned Books Week event, on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with the winning letter in a county-wide Banned Books writing contest, followed by a screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is based on the bestseller by Stephen Chbosky. The film will be followed at 9 p.m. with a mini-concert by New York performer Scoop Slone and the Infinite, inspired by the book and the film.
    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
    Ron Robinson Theater
    100 River Marker Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Brad Mooy
    501 918-3098
    bmooy@cals.org




AZ

  • Phoenix
    Hogwarts House Party
    Bookmans supports Banned Books Week! Help us fight censorship and celebrate some of the most beloved banned books of all time, the Harry Potter series. Whether you belong to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, you are invited to the Hogwarts House Party. Step up to the Wizard Photo Booth, create a wand in Daigon Alley and venture into Snape’s Snake Den hosted by local reptiles experts, Deb’s Dragons. Don’t miss this party of magical proportions!
    Saturday, September 27
    Bookmans Phoenix
    8034 N. 19th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Katy Spratt
    602.309.9712
    katys@bookmans.com




CA

  • @sangerhighlib
    BBW Instagram Challenge
    Students will have to submit a photo a day on a topic for 5 days. This will enter them into a raffle to win a set of Twilight books or a number of other books.
    9/22-26
    Sanger High School Library
    @sangerhighlib, CA 93657
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sara Smith
    (559) 524-7404
    sara_smith@sanger.k12.ca.us




  • Arcata
    Banned Books Read-Out
    Join the Humboldt State University Library in celebrating the freedom to read by participating in a banned books read-out. The event will take place on September 23rd, 2014 in the Library Lobby between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. During the week of September 16-29th check out the Banned Books Display, and check out a favorite banned or challenged book.
    September 23, 2014
    Humboldt State University
    1 Harpst Street
    Arcata, CA 95521
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Fay Philips
    707-826-5589
    sp252@humboldt.edu




  • Fortuna
    Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    The Fortuna Library will be celebrating the freedom to read with a Banned Books Week display highlighting the top 10 banned and challenged books of 2014 as well as cases of 21st century book burning in the United States. Patrons will be encouraged to participate by finishing the sentence "I read banned books because..." and writing their answer down. They will then be able to hold up their answer, have their photo taken, and have their photo added to our display if they so choose. Please visit our page at Facebook.com/FortunaLibrary or our account at Twitter.com/FortunaLibrary for further details.
    September 21st - October 11th
    Fortuna Library
    753 14th Street
    Fortuna, CA 95540
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Librarian Chris Cooper
    (707) 725-3460
    forhuml@co.humboldt.ca.us




  • Irvine
    Banned Books: Fight Fire with Fire
    We are a community college in Orange County, California. Recently some signed Ray Bradbury posters were given to the college and we decided to use that circumstance as a inspiration for our Banned Books Week event. We will be reading from Bradbury and other banned authors in front of our library.
    Wednesday September 24 3-4 PM
    Irvine Valley College
    5500 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine, CA 92618
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lisa Alvarez
    949-451-5376
    lalvarez@ivc.edu




  • Laguna Niguel
    Table Display of numerous banned books
    September 21st -27th
    Nuclear Comics & Skate Shop
    28985 golden lantern #b107
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kenny Jacobs
    949-363-1263
    nuklearcomix@gmail.com




  • Long Beach
    Forbidden Knowledge: Banned Books Week Event
    Join Long Beach Comic Con for a Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library with NYT bestselling writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER; THE LIFE AFTER) and SALON contributor and novelist Samuel Sattin (THE LEAGUE OF SOMEBODIES)
    Saturday September 27th at 2 PM
    Long Beach Comic Con
    200 S Pine Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    David Hyde
    917-803-6684
    david.hyde@superfanpromotions.com




  • Long Beach
    Banned Book Week Screening of Easy A
    For over one hundred and forty years the novel, The Scarlet Letter, is still being challenged for conflicting with community values. Long Beach Public Library, Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternities present a Special Banned Books Week Screening of Easy A [PG-13], a modern interpretation of the Scarlet Letter starring Emma Stone. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2 pm Main Library Auditorium
    9/20/14
    Long Beach Public Library - Main
    101 Pacific Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90822
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Darla Wegener
    562-5706420
    darla.wegener@lbpl.org




  • Los Angeles
    Brown Bag Books @ Artists and Fleas LA
    Come visit Brown Bag Books at 'ARTISTS AND FLEAS' in downtown Los Angles' Arts District to celebrate Banned Books, and not so banned books. Books for sale, lots of activities, vendors, food trucks, and local flavor in an up and coming area of the city.
    Sept. 21st and 22nd, 2014
    ARTISTS AND FLEAS
    647 Mateo Street
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lynn Klopfer
    909-890-7453
    brownbagbooksinfo@yahoo.com




  • Oakland
    Precious Knowledge film screening and discussion
    Join us for a screening of the documentary Precious Knowledge: Arizona's battle over Ethnic Studies and a talk with Dr Naomi Helena Quiñonez to celebrate Banned Book Week and Hispanic Heritage Month. "Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. While 48 percent of Mexican-American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High's Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students gradationg from high school. However, Arizona lawmakers are trying to shut the program down because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism." Dr. Quiñonez is a poet, educator, and scholar of Chicana/Latina studies currently on faculty at San Francisco State University. She founded Librotraficante Bay Area which is active in creating awareness about book banning and the importance of ethnic studies in the U.S.A.
    9/23/14
    Cesar E. Chavez Branch of Oakland Public Library
    3301 E. 12th St. Ste. 271
    Oakland, CA 94601
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Susy Moorhead
    510-535-5620
    smoorhead@oaklandlibrary.org




  • Palo Alto
    Discuss the Perks of Being a Wallflower with Books Inc. VP Margie Scott Tucker
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a commonly banned book for teens. Come join Books Inc. Vice President, Margie Scott Tucker, for a discussion of this contentious and beautiful novel in celebration of Banned Books Week.
    September 23rd at 7pm
    Books Inc. Palo Alto
    855 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Margie Scott Tucker
    650-321-0600
    newsletter@booksinc.net




  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Banned Books Week
    BANNED BOOKS WEEK • Celebrates our freedom to choose what we want to read. To enter in the contest, visit the Blueprint website, read the Banned Books Week Interview Blogs, and make a thoughtful reply to one of the blogs. Then visit the library to sign the Freedom to Read Pledge Wall and fill out a raffle ticket. You must use your SMCHS student email address to be eligible for the contest! www.smhs.org/blueprint Prizes include: Homecoming Tickets $75 Gift Card The 1st 100 SMCHS teens to reply to a Banned Books blog will receive an Original Gourmet Lollipop!
    September 22-30, 2014
    Santa Margarita Catholic High School
    22062 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jolene Finn
    949-766-6070
    finnj@smhs.org




  • Riverside
    Banned Books Week Exhibit and Photo Booth
    Stop by the University of California, Riverside Rivera Library to view the Banned Books exhibit and participate in the 'Caught Reading Banned Books Photo Booth.'
    9/24/2014-10/3/2014
    University of California, Riverside Rivera Library
    3401 Watkins Dr.
    Riverside , CA 92521
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Krista Ivy
    951.827.2642
    kristai@ucr.edu




  • San Diego
    Banned Book Quote of the Day Contest
    The San Diego Writers, Ink (SDWI) is celebrating Banned Books Week, September 21 to 27 by hosting a daily prize giveaway where contestants can win a prize for stating the best banned book quote of the day. Each day, SDWI will post a new award participants can win. Prize giveaways will include free classes, anthologies, and raffle items. The fun starts on Sunday, September 21. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SDWritersInk each day of the Banned Books Week for your chance to win. Each day a winner will be chosen from the previous day's theme by the staff of SDWI and announced on social media. For a list of banned books go to the Banned Books Week website www.bannedbooksweek.org. B a n n e d B o o k s W e e k i s h e l d yearly d u r i n g t h e l a s t w e e k o f S e p t e m b e r . It was created to make people aware of the v a l u e o f free and open i n f o r m a t i o n . The e n t i r e b o o k c o m m u n i t y from “l i b r a r i a n s , b o o k s e l l e r s , p u b l i s h e r s , j o u r n a l i s t s , t e a c h e r s , a n d r e a d e r s” come together to s u p p o r t t h e f r e e d o m t o s e e k a n d t o e x p r e s s i d e a s of all types. The main focus of B a n n e d B o o k s W e e k is to ”d r a w n a t i o n a l a t t e n t i o n t o t h e h a r m s o f c e n s o r s h i p . ” Even though many of the banned books have been censored most of them are continually made available to the public. Banned Books Week started in 1982 out of a response from a wide number of books being challenged in schools, bookstores and libraries. Since 1982, more than 11,300 books have been challenged. For more information about this and other San Diego Writers, Ink’s events go to: sandiegowriters.org
    September 21-27
    San Diego Writers, Ink Facebook and Twitter
    2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 202
    San Diego, CA 92106
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kristen Fogle
    619-696-0363
    programs@sandiegowriters.org




  • San Francisco
    Classics I Forgot to Read Book Club discussing SWEET THURSDAY by John Steinbeck
    Discuss one of John Steinbeck's most contested novels, with the Classics I Forgot to Read Book Club!
    September 24th at 7:30pm
    Books Inc. in the Marina
    2251 Chestnut Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tom Gartner
    415-931-3633
    tgartner@booksinc.net




  • San Francisco
    Baby's First Banned Book Club Meeting!
    Baby's First Book Club, our especially for babies storytime, will be reading books BANNED for your smallest tots! Don't worry-- we'll still be singing songs and clapping our hands. We'll just be doing that all to the beat censors would have you ignore.
    September 25th at 3pm
    Books Inc. in the Marina
    2251 Chestnut Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Amy Orringer
    415-931-3633
    aorringer@booksinc.net




  • San Francisco
    Book Bites Banned Books Storytime!
    Books banned for early readers (ages 6+) are featured at this special, after-school event.
    September 25th at 3:30pm
    Books Inc. Laurel Village
    3515 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Katherine Megna
    415-221-3666
    kmegna@booksinc.net




CO

  • Aurora
    Browne Parker Literary Press Annual Readout of the Bluest Eye
    Browne Parker Literary Press is Celebrating the Freedom To Read with its Third Annual readout of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye." The Bluest Eye has been banned and/or challenged for years. Most recently the board of education president in Morrison's home state is criticizing the inclusion of the book on the Common Core Standard's recommended reading list for 11th-graders, labeling the controversial work "pornographic." In August, Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) also called for his state to bar students from reading the book, taking issue with the work's language and content. Browne Parker Literary Press will hold its annual readout in Aurora, CO at the Connection with guest reader Osama Taiym, author of OAIB: Volume One reading selected excerpts from the Bluest Eye between 11:00 A.M. Until Noon September, 23, 2014.
    September, 23, 2014
    Aurora, Co
    11357 East Mississippi
    Aurora, CO 80012
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    David Glock
    210-521-6125
    DGlock@post.com




  • Denver
    Banned Books Readout
    Starting at 4 p.m., selections from favorite banned books will be read aloud from the library steps. Stop by and show your support for free speech!
    9/22/2014
    Regis University
    3333 Regis Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80221
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Martin Garnar
    303-964-5459
    mgarnar@regis.edu




  • Engelwood
    Banned Books Week
    Our display presents books which have been banned for any number of reasons, making them all the more intriguing to read.
    9/15/14-10/2/14
    Fireside Books and Coffee
    410 W. Hampden Ave
    Engelwood, CO 80110
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Audrey Beebe
    303-761-9191
    books@firesidebookscoffee.com




  • Fort Collins
    Wild Things, Maurice Sendak and Censorship
    A talk about the award-winning and frequently challenged children's author Maurice Sendak. We will take a glimpse into the amazing and quirky life of author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. What happened in Sendak’s childhood that inspired him to write his award winning and much loved book Where the Wild Things Are? An Evening with Maurice Sendak by Cheryl Miller will acquaint one with Sendak’s other famous and controversial books and present insights into one of our most prolific and famous children’s book author/illustrator. It is an interesting life for certain!
    9/23/14
    Old Town Library - Poudre River Public Library District
    201 Peterson
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Norman Fitzpatrick
    221-6740
    plibraries@poudrelibraries.org




  • Fort Collins
    Banned Words, Your Words - Journal Making Class for Teens
    Celebrate Banned Books Week with journal making! Teens will use the covers, dust jackets and pages from the worn out banned books to assemble and decorate their journal to take home.
    9/27/14
    Old Town Library - Poudre River Public Library District
    201 Peterson
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Diane Tuccillo or Sue-Ellen Jones
    970 221 6740
    plibraries@poudrelibraries.org




  • Fort Collins
    Freedom to Read Meets Freedom of Expression
    Valarie Savarie and her art will visit Old Town Library during Banned Books Week. An artist’s reception will be held on September 27, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. where she will discuss her work, inspiration, and her creative process. She has graciously donated several of the banned book pieces to a silent auction, held during the event, to raise funds for the Poudre River Friends of the Library. Art work will be displayed at Old Town Library for a week prior so that the community can view the art prior to the auction.
    9/27/14
    Old Town Library - Poudre River Public Library District
    201 Peterson
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Paula Watson-LaKamp
    970 221 6740
    plibraries@poudrelibraries.org




  • Ignacio
    Fear These Books
    Sept 21-27-2014
    Ignacio Community Library
    470 Goddard Ave
    Ignacio, CO 81137
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dixie Cook
    9705639287
    dcook@ignaciolibrary.org




  • Lakewood
    Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014: Challenges to Comic Books & Graphic Novels Display
    In conjunction with Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014, the RRCC Library is displaying some of our graphic novels which have been challenged or banned. Our display includes "Bone" by Jeff Smith, "Watchmen" by Alan Moore, "Maus" by Art Spigelman, and many others. We hope people celebrate their freedom to read whatever they wish!
    September 19 through September 30th
    Red Rocks Community College Library
    13300 W. 6th Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80228
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Pat Dunn
    303-914-6744
    pat.dunn@rrcc.edu




  • Nederland
    Books on the Chopping Block
    Katy Nielsen and the Outlaw Production Collective will help us honor Banned Books Week by reading excerpts from the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2013. We also have a "Caught Reading Banned Books" mugshot photo booth available to the public all week.
    Thursday, September 25th at 7pm
    Nederland Community Library
    200 Highway 72 North
    Nederland, CO 80466
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Geneva Mixon
    303-258-1101
    genevam.ncl@gmail.com




  • Sterling
    Banned Books Week Book Group
    Sterling Correctional Facility is excited to have a conversation with our patrons about Banned Books! We will have a display featuring information.The books on the display will be wrapped and completely covered. Additionally, we will hold 4 book groups to discuss issues of censorship and banning, focused on the books they checked out or have read from the ALA list.
    9/22/2014 & 9/23/2014
    Sterling Correctional Facility
    Sterling, CO 80751
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    S. Leif
    970-521-5010
    samantha.leif@state.co.us




CT

  • Southport
    Two Banned Books Displays: Children and Adults
    On social media (Facebook and Twitter) we are posting once a day for the week - photos of our staff (by departments) holding their favorite banned books.
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue
    Southport, CT 06890
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Adair Heitmann
    203-259-0346 ect. 20
    heitmann@pequotlibrary.org




  • www.wnja.us/YouTube
    Word Ninjas Live Episode 60: Just Try to Ban Us
    Episode 60 of the Word Ninjas liveshow will focus on banned, challenged, and otherwise controversial literature and discuss why such books should be read, reviewed, and acknowledged.
    September 24, 2014 7PM EST
    Word Ninjas Live Podcast
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Charles Muir
    203-984-0901
    wordninja@fcwriters.com




DE

  • Wilmington
    Banned Books Discussion Club!
    My husband and I own The Comic Book Shop! in Wilmington, DE and have an active community of engaged readers. Each month we host a Book Club, Kids' Club, and Ladies' Night, in addition to several casual meetings for general comics chatter. This week we've scheduled two Banned Book Meet Ups to discuss banned graphic novels. We'll be using case files and other resources from CBLDF as well as our own experiences. Many of our most vocal customers are local middle and high school teachers, wide-eyed and excited to introduce youth to the wonders of reading, most of whom we expect at one or both of the meet ups. Our display of banned graphic novels has already been picked through thoroughly! We will be restocking this week and continuing to feature these books for several weeks after the end of the official BBW. Please see our full event listing at http://www.thecomicbookshop.com/banned-books-week-meet-ups-thursday-9-25-saturday-9-27-14/
    Thursday 9.25.14 at 6pm and Saturday 9.27.14 at 2pm
    The Comic Book Shop!
    1855 Marsh Rd.
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Titus
    302.477.1119
    comicshop@thecomicbookshop.com




FL

  • Daytona Beach
    Banned Books Display
    We will have a display containing challenged and banned titles and all will have a slip of paper containing why they were controversial. Our display will be covered with brown paper and unveiled for students. We will also have some freebies to give away.
    Unveiling Sept 15
    Daytona State College Library
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kristen Davis
    386-506-3521
    Daviskr@daytonastate.edu




  • Gainesville
    Banned Books Week 2014 Read-Out
    The Banned Books Week 2014 Read-Out will be held on the Plaza of the Americas near the Library West Colonnade on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Join us and listen to excerpts from banned and challenged books while enjoying free pizza and refreshments. See you on the Plaza!
    Thursday, September 25, 2014, noon to 1:00 p.m.
    University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
    Plaza of the Americas near the Library West Colonnade
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michele Lesure / Sarah Prentice
    352-273-2542 / 352-273-2694
    mlesure@ufl.edu / prentice@ufl.edu




  • Jacksonville
    Censored! Excerpts from Banned Books - A Readers Theater Production
    Come hear Readers Theater cast members give life to the words written by Maya Angelou, Lewis Carroll, Anne Frank, George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Alice Walker and others. This Before Email production is brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service, Young Minds Building Success Charities and Nokturnal Escape. This program is free and open to the public. Censored! Excerpts from Banned Books is brought to you through the generous support of Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library.
    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Jacksonville Public Library
    303 Laura St. N.
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lisa Brown Buggs
    904-630-4655
    LBuggs@coj.net




  • Jacksonville
    Banned Books Week
    We have created a window display to feature Banned Books, as well as other bookshelves and merchandise. We will be hosting readings on Saturday, September 27th. You can see the windows on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sanmarcobookstore or Instagram: @sanmarcobooks.
    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    San Marco Bookstore
    1971 San Marco Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Desiree Bailey
    904.396.7597
    sanmarcobooks@aol.com




  • Jacksonville
    Before Email: Readers Theater Literacy Program Celebrates National Banned Books Week
    Highlighting representations of classic American literary works that were once banned, the cast of Before Emails: Reader Theater Literacy Program give voice to the authors, characters and critics point of view of such legendary and memorable books as Huckleberry Finn, The Color Purple, Harry Potter, I know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Hello God, It’s Me Margaret and many more! In America, we both love and fight for our right to exercise our freedom of speech, whether at the podium or in works of literature. In honor of this liberty, Before Emails: Reader Theater Literacy Program and the Jacksonville Public Library celebrate National Banned Books Week with a striking performance on Saturday, September 27th at 2pm. The reading will take place in “The Lounge” at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL.
    September 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
    Jacksonville Public Library
    303 N. Laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emanuel Washington
    904-465-6891
    lamar197104@gmail.com




  • Melbourne
    Banned Books Get Graphic
    Evans Library's Banned Books Get Graphic display features graphic novels -- including banned and challenged titles -- as part of our annual celebration of Banned Books. You will be sure to find your favorites among our selections!
    9/19/2014 - 12/3/2014
    Evans Library at Florida Tech
    150 W. University Blvd.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rose Petralia
    321-674-7537
    petraliar@fit.edu




  • Miami
    Banned Books Read Out
    Students, professors, and other UM luminaries will be sharing their most cherished words from banned or challenged books at an event commemorating the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. The Read Out will feature readings from a variety of celebrated works that have been challenged. Throughout the week, an exhibit of banned, rare books will be on display at the entrance of Special Collections, located on the 8th floor. Stop by to view an important collection of challenged literature, including works by John Milton, William Shakespeare, Giordano Bruno (burned at the stake for his religious and scientific views), D. H. Lawrence, Allen Ginsberg, and others.
    September 24th
    University of Miami Richter Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lauren Fralinger
    305-284-4053
    l.fralinger@miami.edu




  • Orlando
    Banned Books: Comic Books Censorship
    A talk by Bill Svitavsky, associate professor and emerging services librarian at Rollins College, co-editor of Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience. An overview of popular fears and restrictions of comic books from the 1940s to the present. Book Burnings! Senate Hearings! Seduction of the Innocent!
    9/23/14
    Valencia College West Campus Library
    Orlando, FL 32811
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sara Gomez
    407-760-4004
    sgomez26@valenciacollege.edu




  • St. Petersburg
    Banned Books Mugshot
    From September 21-27, 2014 we will be hosting a Banned Books Week display and event at the Eckerd College Library. Celebrate your freedom to read with a Banned Books Mugshot. Choose a book from our display of banned and challenged books and ask a library staff member at the Circulation Desk to snap a photo of you for our Facebook page.
    September 21-27, 2014
    Eckerd College Library
    4200 54th Avenue South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33711
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kelsey Peduzzi
    941-932-5582
    peduzzkm@eckerd.edu




  • Tampa
    Why Certain Books Get Banned- Speakers Bureau Presentation on Censorship
    First Amendment Attorney, Ana-Klara Anderson, will be our speaker in the speakers bureau presentation on censorship. Ana-Klara is an attorney at Thomas LoCicero in Tampa, who focuses her practice on media and First Amendment issues. She will focus her presentation on censorship on the Internet and why certain books are banned.
    September 22, 2014
    Book Swap of Carrollwood
    13144 N. Dale Mabry
    Tampa, FL 33618
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Victoria Zeccola
    8134538279
    vaz09@my.fsu.edu




GA

  • Athens
    Read a Banned Book Display
    UGA Libraries
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Amy Watts
    706-542-1114
    amywatts@uga.edu




  • Cumming
    Banned Book Week Bookmark Contest
    We host a bookmark contest annually. Students create bookmarks on their computers and submit them. The school votes on the winning bookmark and the winner receives a gift card. In addition, we create a display of books that have been banned in our glass display case in the lobby. Library science students also create posters about Banned Books Week awareness and post them in our school.
    Month of September
    Forsyth Central High School
    520 Tribble Gap Road
    Cumming, GA 30040
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dawn Hall
    770-887-8151 ext. 110112
    dhall@forsyth.k12.ga.us




  • Doraville
    Banned Books Week Zines
    Tweens: celebrate your freedom to read comics and graphic novels! Come make a Zine of your own to share your story.
    September 20, 2014
    Dekalb County Public Library - Doraville
    3748 Central Ave
    Doraville, GA 30340
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Mirna Turcios
    770-936-3852
    mirna.turcios@doravillega.us




  • Douglasville
    Banned Book Week Movie Marathon
    We will be hosting a Banned Books movie marathon featuring a different movie adaptation of frequently challenged or banned books. We are also featuring patron "mug shots" with their favorite banned books. All events are free. Please visit our website www.wgrl.net or facebook our page www.facebook.com/dclibraries for more information and movie titles.
    Sept 22-27th
    Dog River Public Library
    6100 GA Highway 5
    Douglasville, GA 30135
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lindy Moore
    770-577-5186
    lindy@wgrl.net




  • Kingsland.
    Banned Books Week
    We are very excited about celebrating this year's Banned Books Week at our Main Campus and Camden Center branch campus. We have events planned that include a banned books read-out as well as a lecture at both sites by our own comic book guy, Prof. Jason Tondro. The topic is: "Comic Books Ruined My Child" a discussion on the history of back the backlash on comics from the 1950's to the graphic novels of today. We also have spent the summer having a blast decorating our branch campus for the event as well as creating what we call a "Research Guide" that covers the event and links to all the wonderful resources that ALA and the CBLDF provide.
    Sept 22, Sept 24
    College of Coastal Georgia-Camden Center
    8001 Lakes Blvd
    Kingsland. , GA 3154
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    John Kissinger
    912-510-3332
    Jkissinger@ccga.edu




  • Ocilla
    Banned Books Week
    We display posters and flyers, put paper chains around books, and blackout books (wrapped in black paper) to promote Banned Books Week.
    September 22-26
    Irwin County Middle/High School
    149 Chieftain Circle
    Ocilla, GA 31774
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dena Vassey
    229-468-9421
    dvassey@irwin.k12.ga.us




IA

  • Cedar Falls
    Cards Against Humanity Tournament
    Libraries play a central role in defending the right to free speech by fighting to keep challenged books in their collections and accessible to the public. We figured what better way to demonstrate the Rod’s commitment to free speech than by hosting a tournament of the game dedicated to offensive speech?
    Week of Sept. 21-27
    Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
    1227 W. 27th St
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Anna Hollingsworth
    319-273-2839
    holliaaa@uni.edu




  • Storm Lake
    Banned Book Movies
    A display of the top ten challenged books of 2013 will be on the main library floor. Patrons will be encouraged to check out a "banned" book that has been wrapped in brown paper proclaiming it to be a banned book along with the reasons for the book challenge or ban. The Storm Lake Public Library's Facebook page will have daily trivia questions about banned books.
    September 22-26
    Storm Lake Public Library
    609 Cayuga Street
    Storm Lake , IA 50588
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melissa Miller
    1-712-732-8026
    miller@stormlake.org




ID

  • Boise
    Banned Books Week Used Book Sale
    This is a used book sale to promote Banned Books Week. It is sponsored by the ACLU and all proceeds benefit the ACLU of Idaho. All books are $4.00 suggested donation or less. There are hundreds of books for sale.
    9/26-9/28/2014
    The Crux Coffee Shop
    1022 Main Street
    Boise, ID 83702
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jessica Briggs
    208-861-5118
    mmmmpez@gmail.com




II

  • Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
    Word of the Day Board
    Unfortunately, this year, I don't have the time I'd like to do a spectacular display, but I want to raise awareness of banned books in a place where freedom of speech is never questioned and censorship rarely an issue. I plan to use my 'word of the day' board outside our school library to introduce the idea.
    22-26 September 2014
    Berkhamsted School
    Castle Street
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Holmes
    +44 1422 358108
    sholmes@berkhamstedschool.org




  • http://www.bibliotecasvirtuales.com
    Encuentro y Tertulia Virtuales y Presenciales sobre Libros Prohibidos
    We will host both an online discussion via Google Hangout and a dinner party for discussing forbidden and banned books. Backed by our 1 million strong virtual community of readers and writers.
    Virtual and Physical Meeting and Discussion
    Federico Henriquez y Carvajal 2
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Carlos Miranda Levy
    +1-829-930-8090
    carlos@civ.do




  • Lahore.
    READ, READ, BANNED BANG
    OLOMOPOLO media supports the Banned Books Week by organizing an event READ, READ, BANNED BANG where readers/participants shall have to get themselves registered before September 21st, 2014 to be able to read their favorite banned story before the audience. The selected book could be banned for any reason, anywhere in the world and could be banned for a certain time period only or for unlimited time. There is no registration fee.
    27th September, 2014
    The OLO Junction
    24 E2, Gulberg 3
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kanwal Khoosat
    +92 321 412 3223
    olo@olomopolo.com




  • Lastra a Signa (FI)
    Banned Book Libri proibiti
    We've written a banned book bibliography, with a selection of banned and challenged books in the world (a selection of 54 books). We've also created a space near the front desk with a banned books exposition. We hope users will read them all!
    09/17/14-9/30/14
    Lastra a Signa Library = Biblioteca comunale Lastra a Signa (province of Florence), Italy
    Via P. Togliatti 37
    Lastra a Signa (FI), II 50055
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Biblioteca Comunale di Lastra a Signa
    0553270124
    biblioteca@comune.lastra-a-signa.fi.it




  • Madrid (Spain)
    Banned Comics Week: Dare to read!
    The Comic Section of Madrid State Public Library "Manuel Alvar" has planned a Banned Comics Week as monthly bibliographic exhibition for the third consecutive year. We show a selection of banned or challenged comics with a bookmark entitled "Beware of the book", which explains where and why this title was censored. All of these comics can be borrowed. Plus, we make a dossier in basis of BBW and CBLDF works. The webpage of the event is as follows: http://ow.ly/BtNjb
    September 1-30
    State Public Library "Manuel Alvar" (Madrid, Spain)
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Micol Lagarde
    (+34) 91 726 3701
    micol.lagarde@madrid.org




  • Shanghai, China
    Read Banned and Challenged Books in America and Europe!
    To celebrate the Freedom to Read Week: September 21-27, the Library will host a "drop-in" event where we will feature some of our books that have been banned or challenged in America or Europe. These books include Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights and Harry Potter among others! There will be light refreshment and a librarian to show you how to access the e-book versions as well. All are welcome to stop by!
    Read Banned and Challenged Books in America and Europe!
    Shanghai
    Room 167, Geography Building, New York University Shanghai, 3663 North Zhongshan Road
    Shanghai, China, II 20006
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ray Pun
    917-667-6630
    ray.pun@nyu.edu




IL

  • Champaign
    This year we produced a video series to promote Banned Books Week, in addition to our usual displays. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ATQtI53hIcwDTb6oUxhVw
    Parkland College Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Meilike
    217-351-2365
    smeilike@parkland.edu




  • Chicago
    Banned Books Week Morning Exercise
    The 3rd-12th grade students and faculty and staff will be participating in a banned books week assembly, presented by two English teachers and the middle/upper school librarian, where they will learn about the background of BBW, hear from other students who have/are currently reading challenged books, hear from faculty/admin about both sides of the issue, and watch a clip of Sherman Alexie.
    Friday, September 26th, 2015
    Francis W. Parker School
    330 West Webster
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Annette Lesak
    773-797-5193
    alesak@fwparker.org




  • Chicago
    Banned Books Sidewalk Reading
    Come celebrate Banned Books Week with side-walk readings featuring staff and students of the Columbia College Chicago Library. Selections will include Harry Potter, Catcher in the Rye, The Witches, Animal Farm and the Invisible Man.
    9/22/204 - 9/26/2014
    Columbia College Chicago Library
    624 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    khale@sbcglobal.net
    312-369-7355
    khale@colum.edu




  • Chicago
    Banned Books Week Display
    We have had a banned books display for the month of September every year for the last 17 years. The display table we use can easily fit 100 plus titles. We put bookmarks inside of each of them that highlight some of the challenges that each book has undergone, or where and when they were banned. It never fails to provoke discussions with our customers. I consider it our most important annual display. I am also happy to report that it sells the books extremely well. So people are reading challenged or banned books as a result. This summer, I was gratified when an international tourist walked in with a photo of last year's display that someone had snapped and e-mailed to her. She showed it to me and asked for the display. It was the reason she had made us a stop on her visit to Chicago. I had to inform her that, sadly, it was the wrong time of year. I did show her the resource guide from ALA and showed her where to find Banned Books information on their website.
    8/27/14-9/28/14
    after-words bookstore
    23 E. Illinois Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Beverly Dvorkin
    312-464-1110
    bdvorkin@aol.com




  • Chicago
    Banned Books Week Events
    DePaul University Library and the University Center for Writing-based Learning will host events celebrating Banned Books Week. Library Pop-up Shop Learn more about Banned Books Week, have a snack and take home a banned book! Their titles may surprise you! Enter our raffle for subversive prizes! Loop DePaul Center 11th floor, Tuesday 9/23 11AM – 1PM Read-Out: Read or Listen to a Banned Book! and Library Pop-up Shop Learn more about Banned Books Week, check one out, have a snack, make a button and read aloud or listen to passages from banned books! Their titles may surprise you! Enter our raffle for subversive prizes! LPC Student Center 2nd floor, Wednesday 9/24 11AM – 1PM Banned Chicago! Panel discussion Learn about Banned Books controversies from a panel of local authors and readers. Featuring: Student members of 451 Degrees, Lane Tech College Prep High School’s banned book club and Chicago Public School’s recent challenges to Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; James Klise, librarian & author of Love Drugged and The Art of Secrets; Aaron Renier, comic artist and lecturer in CDM. A reception will follow the panel discussion. John T. Richardson Library 1st floor, Wednesday 9/24 5 – 7 PM
    9/23 & 9/24
    DePaul University
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Heather Jagman
    773.325.7704
    hjagman@depaul.edu




  • Chicago
    Intergenerational Banned Books Week Performance Event
    You are invited to attend an intergenerational banned books week performance event at City Lit Books. Esme Codell, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Kathleen Larkin, Deirdre Harrison, and several high school students will read passages from masterpieces such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Some of the readings will be accompanied by live music. Free and open to the public. From the America Library Association website: “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” This Banned Books Week Event is part of the Ninth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival; during the Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations. The 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. September 27 – October 31, 2014, Chicago Artists Month (CAM) will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. The 2014 theme, “Crossing Borders,” showcases 20 featured programs and artists in neighborhoods ranging from Avondale to Andersonville, Lakeview to Little Village, West Town to Wicker Park and Lawndale to the Loop. CAM is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and numerous community partners.
    September 26
    City Lit Books
    2523 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dan Godston
    312-380-9223
    dan@borderbend.org




  • Chillicothe
    Selections from Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology
    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a dramatic rendering of one of Illinois’ most famous banned titles! Brought to life by Paddy & Jon Lynn, with music by Patti Ecker, people from all walks of life come forward from their graves and share compelling stories of their hopes, tragedies, and joys, not to mention their advice and warnings to those still living. Tickets (free) required – pick up in the library, or call 309-274-2719 by September 17th to reserve. This event is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.
    September 22, 2014 6:30pm
    Chillicothe Public Library
    430 N. Bradley Ave.
    Chillicothe, IL 61523
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Catherine
    309-274-2719
    cbarnett@chillicothepubliclibrary.org




  • Elk Grove Village
    The Bible: 2.66.90 -- A Reader's Theater Presentation
    In acknowledgment of Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27), Kingdom Impact Theater presents "The Bible: 2.66.90." Two actors -- Vikki J. Myers and Michael Edgar Myers -- reading from the 66 books of the Bible in 90 minutes...with allowances for intermission between testaments. No charge. Reservations requested. https://www.facebook.com/events/795322167190679/
    September 23, 2014
    Elk Grove Baptist Church
    801 Beisner Road
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michael Edgar Myers
    630-632-7775
    mem@kit-ministries.com




  • Glen Ellyn
    Banned Books Week
    Kids in grades 4-8, make sure you get caught checking out a banned book during Banned Books Week! Stop by the Youth Department desk and have your picture taken with your banned book. Those who do so, will be featured in our special Facebook photo album, and get to read a great story.
    September 21st through 27th
    Glen Ellyn Public Library
    400 Duane Street
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Annie Budzinski
    630-790-6620
    abudzinski@gepl.org




  • McHenry
    Banned Books Week
    McHenry Public Library
    809 S Front St
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Laurie Mann
    8153850036
    lmann@mchenrylibrary.org




  • Melrose Park
    Based on the Banned Book movie screening
    Celebrate the freedom to read with the Melrose Park Public Library as we show films based on banned or challenged books every day of the week from September 22 to September 26. Banned Books Week is a nationwide effort to draw attention to the harms of censorship. We will be showing the following stories that have been challenged for removal from library shelves for their language and/or content: The Great Gatsby - Monday, September 22 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm Bridge to Terabithia - Tuesday, September 23 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm Lord of the Flies - Thursday, September 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Thursday, September 25 - 4:00pm to 6:35pm From Here to Eternity - Friday, September 26 - 9:30am to 11:30am Also, drop by the library this week to see a Banned Books display featuring mugshots of staff who were caught reading banned books!
    September 22 -26
    Melrose Park Public Library
    801 Broadway
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Javahir Javaid
    708-649-7485
    mpref@mpplibrary.org




  • Niles
    Banned Books Week
    We put up a Banned Books Week display that features comics and manga. The Anime & Manga Club will watch anime based on banned and challenged manga (Dragon Ball and Death Note), make "I Read Banned Comics" and "Manga is not a Crime" buttons, and add quotes and art work to the display.
    9/20/2014
    Niles Public Library District
    6960 W. Oakton St.
    Niles, IL 60714
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Donna Block
    847-663-6490
    dblock@nileslibrary.org




IN

  • Indianapolis
    Kilgore Trout: The Band
    The Vonnegut Library hosts several events during Banned Book Week. On Sept. 26th Indianapolis' own local band Kilgore Trout will perform a set of Vonnegut and literature inspired songs.
    9/26/2014
    Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
    340 N. Senate Ave
    Indianapolis , IN 46204
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Max Goller
    317-652-1954
    info@vonnegutlibrary.org




  • Indianapolis
    Banned Books Week 25% OFF Sale!
    In honor of Banned Books Week, all Downtown Comics locations are having a HUGE 25% OFF sale on select titles that are banned and challenged across the US!
    Sept. 21 - 27
    Downtown Comics (All Locations)
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ben Olson
    317-271-7610
    west@downtowncomics.com




  • New Albany
    Censorship and the First Amendment
    Date and time pending.
    Destinations Booksellers
    604 E Spring St
    New Albany, IN 47150
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Randy Smith
    812-944-5116
    destinationsbooksellers@gmail.com




  • Vincennes
    Banned Books Readout
    We will be celebrating the freedom to read through a banned books readout from available titles in our collection on the front steps to our library. We also have a display featuring frequently challenged comics and graphic novels.
    9/26/14
    Vincennes, Indiana
    1002 North First Street
    Vincennes, IN 47591
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Marissa Saenz
    812.888.5377
    msaenz@vinu.edu




KS

  • Goddard
    I'm With The Banned
    We are hosting an event for our student book club. There will be several activties included in the evening with a few activities involving books that have been banned. We will have puzzles and games the students will complete. Correctly completed items will be entered into drawings for gift cards.
    September 22, 2014
    Eisenhower High School Library
    1230 S. 167th Street West
    Goddard, KS 67052
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rachel Nally
    316-794-4123
    rnally@goddardusd.com




  • Newton
    Banned Books Comics
    Teens will create their own comic strips or videos featuring favorite banned books and characters. Additionally, a month-long banned books display for teens provides quick access to favorite titles.
    Monday, September 22 - 3:30-5:30
    Newton Public Library
    720 N Oak
    Newton, KS 67114
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jannell Johannes
    316-283-2890
    jjohanne@newtonplks.org




KY

  • Morehead
    Susan Thomas
    We have a banned books display showing the books listed int the 2013-2014 Books Challenged or Banned by Robert Doyle. This booklet is available for the public to view. Caution tape is draped around the booklet, lists of top banned books from the last 4 decades, graphs of who requests books to be banned and lists of banned graphic novels. We also have a "line-up" ruler and placards reading "I READ BANNED BOOKS". Customers will hold their favorite banned book and wear the placard while having their photo taken next to the lineup ruler.
    CoffeeTree Books
    1911 Sugar Loaf Mtn.
    Morehead, KY 40351
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Nona Camuel
    606-784-8364
    stmoonpie@hotmail.com




LA

  • New Orleans
    Andrew Mullins III
    Creating a small display for our lobby for the 3rd year in a row. Our display will focus on several areas and events in comics history, specifically Wertham and the 50s, the Comics Code, graphic novels in schools, and the recent controversy in South Carolina regarding Alison Bechnel and academic freedom. Also, there will be online library guides and reading focused on the history of censorship and comics.
    Howard Tilton Memorial Library- Tulane University
    7001 Freret Street
    New Orleans, LA 70118
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Andrew Mullins
    5048655682
    amullins@tulane.edu




  • New Orleans
    Banned Book Assembly and Display
    Display - more than 230 library books that have been banned or challenged Assembly - Speech 101 students will speak about what banned books are, why the freedom to read is important, and dramatically read excerpts from banned or challenged books.
    Tentative 10-14-2014
    Warren Easton Charter High School Library
    3019 Canal St.
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michelle Coates, MLIS
    504-717-5793
    mscoates@cox.net




  • New Orleans
    Sigma Tau Delta presents Banned Books Week in the One Loyola Room
    Members of Sigma Tau Delta (the National English Honor Society), in the spirit of Banned Books Week, rounded up some inflammatory reviews of banned books, and picked some of our favorite provoking passages to showcase challenges our favorite reads have faced. We've compiled small histories of each book's journey to pass out to students throughout the week. We're printing off many of the book covers and displaying them in our One Loyola Room, which will also features a video of various book burnings and censorship propaganda.
    September 22-26th
    Loyola University New Orleans
    6363 St. Charles Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70118
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Gabrielle Gatto
    (631) 935-2209
    grgatto@loyno.edu




  • New Orleans
    Banned Books Week Celebration!
    For Banned Books Week, Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop is doing creative displays, fun giveaways, and events! Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, local authors are coming to the bookshop to read from their favorite banned books. After the authors read, we have "open mic" for community members to read from their favorite banned books. On Thursday evening, we are having a game of Dungeons & Dragons. On Saturday, we are having a children's storytime and craft session surrounding Charlotte's Web. Since Halloween is coming up, we will be making paper plate spiders! We also have a local radio show called "The Week in Geek" that will be taping live from the bookshop to talk about Banned Books Week on Saturday at 1p.m. Central time. Saturday afternoon we will have board gaming. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, we are giving away "swag bags," which include a t-shirt, bookmark, button, bumper sticker, "I Read Banned Books" sticker, and a book. We also have creative displays. In our shop, we have an old fireplace that was closed in, and we painted it to look like a fireplace and used that for our banned books display (like the books are burning). We also put books inside bags around the shop and wrote on the outside of the bags why the books were banned, then customers can reach into the bag to see which book it is. We also created banners for the banned books that say "Don't Read Me," "Banned," "Forbidden," and "I'm Trouble," along with card inserts on why the book was banned. For children's banned books, we also have a display that says "Don't Read These! These books are in time out." Tubby & Coo's fully embraces Banned Books Week!
    September 21-27
    Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
    631 N. Carrollton Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Candice Huber
    504-598-5536
    tubbyandcoos@gmail.com




  • New Orleans
    New Orleans 2014 Banned Books Week Event
    The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Scheduled to read are the following: Thomas Beller, author of J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist Nancy Dixon, author of N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature Bill Lavender, author of Q Constance Adler, author of My Bayou: New Orleans through the Eyes of a Lover Bill Loehfelm, author of The Devil In Her Way Rebecca Snedeker, co-author of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas Kim Marie Vaz, author of The 'Baby Dolls': Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition Stephanie Grace, New Orleans Advocate columnist Charles Brown, Library CEO & City Librarian, New Orleans Nevada Barr, author of Destroyer Angel Amanda Boyden, author of Babylon Rolling Maurice C. Ruffin, attorney and author with the MelaNated Writers Collective
    September 22, 2014
    New Orleans Public Library - Main Branch
    219 Loyola Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Winter C. Randall
    504-535-1104
    winter.randall@gmail.com




  • Shreveport
    Talking Comics with Chris & Randy
    For Banned Books Week we'll be hosting a special filming of the locally popular YouTube show "Talking Comics with Chris & Randy" featuring Chris Hunter and Randy Young of Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games. Their regular show is a weekly one-hour chat about all the latest comics and graphic novels, but this will be a special episode focusing on banned or challenged comics and graphic novels with a brief Q&A session afterward. Also it will be their first episode with a live audience! Cosplay is allowed and encouraged for this comic-book related event!
    September 23, 2014 at 7PM
    Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch
    1212 Captain Shreve Dr
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    James P. Davis or Jeff Impson
    318-869-0120
    jdavis@shreve-lib.org




MA

  • Boston
    Read Out
    We are hosting a read out. Students, faculty and staff can take a picture of themselves reading a banned book and post to us why said book is important to them, or they can video tape themselves reading from their favorite banned book and then describe why they chose what they chose.
    09/24-09/25
    Simmons College School of Library and Information Science
    300 The Fenway
    Boston, MA 02115
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lindsey Clakre
    603-206-5500
    lindsey.clarke@simmons.edu




  • Brookline
    When Comics Almost Died: Readers, Censors, and Innovation
    Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's anti-comics polemic Seduction of the Innocent, US Senate hearings on the relationship between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that restricted content. Carol Tilley, whose research into Wertham's revealed the doctor fabricated some of his findings, takes listeners behind the scenes, to reveal this fateful year in comics history. Learn untold stories of Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver and the kids who tried to fight the tide of anti-comics momentum.
    09/22/2014
    Brookline Public Library
    361 Washington Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Robin Brenner
    617-730-2370
    teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org




  • Brookline
    Comics! Banned in Boston
    Thursday night, join us for a panel discussion with comic creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  We'll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone's freedom to read. Bring your questions and we'll answer everything we can! Moderated by Teen & Reference Librarian, and comics advocate Robin Brenner (No Flying No Tights.)
    09/25/2014
    Brookline Public Library
    361 Washington Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Robin Brenner
    617-730-2370
    teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org




  • Cambridge & Boston
    Banned Books Week 2014
    Our annual celebration of our Freedom to Read will take place during Banned Books Week, and include an extensive display of challenged and banned books, collectable Banned Books Trading Cards and an opportunity to make your own.
    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Lesley University Libraries
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jamie Glass
    617-349-8850
    jglass2@lesley.edu




MD

  • Cooksville
    Virtual Read-Out -- Banned Books Week
    Let your voice be heard during the "Virtual Read-Out" by using technology and your imagination to create a video proclaiming the virtues of the "freedom to read."
    9/27/2014
    Howard County Library System - Glenwood Branch
    2350 State Route 97
    Cooksville, MD 21723
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lori Conforti
    410-313-5583
    lori.conforti@hclibrary.org




  • http://www.facebook.com/MLAIFAP
    Dare to Share Your Banned Book Shelfie!
    Tell the world that you support the freedom to read! Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 21-27) with MLA-IFAP by sharing a “shelfie” to our Facebook page – that is, a selfie showing off a favorite title from your banned book shelf. Camera-shy? Just send a pic of the book, or of your cat and the book...you get the picture! Be creative and have fun.
    9/20-9/28
    Maryland Library Association Intellectual Freedom Advisory Panel
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Andrea Dowling
    410 313-7736
    andrea.dowling@hclibrary.org




  • Salisbury
    Salisbury University Libraries Observe Banned Books Week
    Along with our Banned Books Week Library Guide (http://libraryguides.salisbury.edu/bannedbooksweek2014) and display case, we have a mug shot board set up in the library for students to take a picture with their favorite banned book! To promote the week-long activity, faculty took photos with their own favorite banned books in front of the board for WANTED posters.
    9/21-9/27
    Salisbury University
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Angeline Prichard
    410-677-0118
    arprichard@salisbury.edu




ME

  • Norway
    Celebrate Banned Books: Think like a Hobbit
    Wednesday, September 24th the Library will celebrate Bilbo Baggins birthday by hosting an unexpected party. Join Middle-earth costumed Library staff during High Tea for cake and hobbit snacks. High Tea runs from 3:00-4:30 pm. All party goers will receive a name tag and have a chance to create hobbit hole art. Please feel free to wear a costume!
    Wednesday, September 24th
    Norway Memorial Library
    Norway, ME 04268
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Annika Black
    207-743-5309
    norchild@norway.lib.me.us




  • Portland
    The Guilty Pleasure of Erotic Literature
    Interest in erotica spiked after the publication of 50 Shades of Gray by E.L. James in 2011. Patrons have come into the library, looking for similar titles, a genre libraries are not known to specialize in. This discussion program will encourage an exchange of ideas about what material should be part of library circulation.
    September 24, 2014
    Portland Public Library
    5 Monument Square
    Portland, ME 04101
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kim Simmons
    207-615-3360
    simmons@portland.lib.me.us




MI

  • Ann Arbor
    Phoebe Gloeckner & Jim Ottaviani in conversation about comics & censorship
    Jim Ottaviani, librarian and author of non-fiction graphic novels, interviews noted comics creator and Associate Professor Phoebe Gloeckner about her work in comics and the role of comics in personal artistic expression and their larger role in society.
    9/23/14
    University of Michigan, Graduate Library
    Gallery, room 100, 913 S. University Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emily Hamstra
    734-615-1444
    ehamstra@umich.edu




  • Ann Arbor
    Banned Books Week Read In
    Join us for our annual Banned Books Week event on the Diag! This year we're celebrating comics and graphic novels at the Read In. Bring a comic or graphic novel to read, learn more about the censorship of comics, and meetup with other readers. The Read In will include a pop up library of comics and controversial books from the library's collection.
    9/25/14
    University of Michigan, Graduate Library, Diag
    913 S. University Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emily Hamstra
    734-615-1444
    ehamstra@umich.edu




  • East Lansing
    Banned Books Read-Out
    Celebrate the freedom to read by reading from your favorite banned book into a microphone in front of the library. Noon - 1:00 pm.
    9/24/2014
    Michigan State University Main Library
    366 W. Circle Dr.
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Holly Flynn
    517-884-0901
    flynnhol@msu.edu




  • Grant
    Grab Box
    We will have 3 boxes (Children, Teen & Adult) and in them will be banned books. The boxes will have a sign saying "Read Me, I Was Banned".
    9/21-9/27
    Grant Area District Library
    122 Elder
    Grant, MI 49327
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Laura Rodriguez-Irwin
    231-834-5713
    gntlri@llcoop.org




  • Hartland
    Banned Books Week Read-In
    Join library staff and community for a read-in of the books that have been “banned,” censored, or challenged over the years. Sign up to read for 15 minutes from one of your favorites, or we’ll help you select from a very large list of books! If you would like to read, please contact the Adult Reference department, ext. 104 or drop-in to listen!
    9/27/14
    Cromaine District Library
    3688 N. Hartland Rd
    Hartland , MI 48353
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jennifer Savage-Dura
    810-632-5200
    jsavage@cromaine.org




  • Holt
    Information Desk Bulletin Board
    I will be putting up a "Freadom" themed bulletin board featuring book covers of titles that have been challenged or banned. On each, it will give the reasons for the challenges.
    September 21, 2014-October 5, 2014
    Capital Area District Libraries-Holt-Delhi Branch
    2074 N Aurelius
    Holt, MI 48842
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    DiAnne Warfield
    517-694-9351
    warfieldd@cadl.org




  • Holt
    Checkout Desk Display
    In the display space behind the Circulation desk, we will feature favorite banned or challenged books of staff members. We are also making "Wanted" posters of staff members; holding a banned book and listing the reasons it was challenged.
    September 20, 2014-October 3, 2014
    Capital Area District Libraries-Holt-Delhi Branch
    2074 N Aurelius
    Holt, MI 48842
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    DiAnne Warfield
    517-694-9351
    warfieldd@cadl.org




  • South Lyon
    Banned Books Week - Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    In Sept. we will be featuring displays of challenged books in out Adult and Teen Departments. During Banned Books Week we are planning to hold a contest to win a Banned Books Week coffee mug. Patrons will be asked to match Banned Books with the reason they were banned. Those who get all of them right will be entered into the drawing to win the mug.
    Salem-South Lyon District Library
    9800 Pontiac Trail
    South Lyon, MI 48178
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jillian Essenmacher
    248-437-6431
    jessenmacher@ssldl.info




MN

  • Willmar
    Banned Books Week Display and Movies
    We are holding a Banned Books Week display with a collection of books with covered paper and the reasons they were banned. We will have a photo opportunity wall as well, where people can take pictures as if it were a mug shot. We are showing three movies that are based on banned books throughout the week. The teen movie will be on Monday, September 22 at 4PM. The adult movie will be held on Thursday, September 25 at 5:30PM and the children's matinee will be held at 3:30PM on Friday, September 26.
    Willmar Public Library
    410 5th St SW
    Willmar , MN 56201
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Annice Sevett
    320-235-3162
    annice.sevett@pioneerland.lib.mn.us




  • Winona
    Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    We have a banned books section up year-round but will ramp up during banned books week with a large display and several hundred banned books.
    Paperbacks and Pieces
    429 Mankato Avenue
    Winona, MN 55987
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Shelley Olsen or Krystal Gotz
    507-452-5580
    pbpieces@hbci.com




  • Winona
    2014 Banned Books Display
    Sept. 21-27, 2014
    Krueger Library - Winona State University
    175 West Mark Street - Krueger Library
    Winona, MN 55987
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kendall Larson
    507.457.5367
    klarson@winona.edu




MO

  • Jefferson City
    Celebrate Banned Books!
    September 21-27 is Banned Books Week! Join us on the 25th to discuss the most-challenged and banned teen books. Find out who's challenging these titles and why! You might be surprised.
    9/25/14
    Missouri River Regional Library
    214 Adams St.
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Courtney Waters, Teen Services Librarian
    573-634-6064 ext. 248
    watersc@mrrl.org




  • Springfield
    Storytime for Adults
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on this month’s theme: Magic, Mayhem and @!&%: A Scintillating Selection of Banned Writings for Banned Books Week. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners.
    09/23/2014
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    397 E. Central St.
    Springfield, MO 65802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    4176160566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    Audio Books Live: Banned Books
    09/24/2014
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2214 Brentwood Blvd.
    Springfield, MO 65804
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    4176160566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    Audio Books Live: Banned Books
    Help us celebrate Banned Books Week at this special storytime for adults. Enjoy a variety of banned or challenged writings read by your favorite librarians. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners.
    09/24/2014
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2214 Brentwood Blvd.
    Springfield, MO 65804
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    4176160566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    Trivia Thursday!
    3:15 p.m. for grades 6-12 in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Teen Room. Play Trivial Pursuit – library style. Join us for banned books-related trivia questions, contests and prizes.
    9/25/2014
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    397 E. Central St.
    Springfield, MO 65802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    417-616-0566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    Banning Huck Finn: Censorship in Children's and Young Adult Books
    6 p.m. for adults in the Midtown Carnegie Branch upstairs meeting room. Each year, hundreds of books are challenged or banned in the United States – some of them in our own region. In honor of Banned Books Week September 21-27, Dr. Judith John, Missouri State University English professor and expert on censorship in children's and young adult literature, will talk about the most common ways that books have been censored or kept from readers, which books are most often targeted and why.
    9/25/2014
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    397 E. Central St.
    Springfield, MO 65802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    417-616-0566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    A Banned Performance
    7 p.m. for adults in the Library Center auditorium. Enjoy live performances of banned and challenged writings presented by current and former Ozarks Technical Community College theater students under the direction of Jon Herbert, OTC theater instructor and director of Stop & Go Interactive. Between performances, Jon will engage the audience in civil discussions about censorship. Readings will be selected for mature listeners.
    9/27/2014
    Library Center
    4653 S. Campbell Ave.
    Springfield, MO 65810
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    4176160566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • Springfield
    Get Caught Reading Mugshots
    You’re are invited to take a Get Caught Reading “mugshot” and post it to the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org or ask a staff member to take your photo.
    09/21-09/27
    Library Center, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, Park Central Branch Library, Willard Branch Library and Brentwood Branch Library
    Springfield, MO 65810
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Rosendahl
    4176160566
    sarahr@thelibrary.org




  • St. Joseph
    Teen Banned Books (excerpt readings)
    Month long activities: Mugshot photo spot Displayed banned books for young adults and kids, with listing on why they were banned and when. Until the 24th, a polling tub for picking a favorite movie inspired by a banned or challenged book. Teen activities on Thursday: 1st week: readings from excepts of banned young adult books 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 4th 2nd week: Discussion on books that were once considered threatening, now part of common curriculum, and why. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 11th 3rd week: Collage of Censorship: Create book covers for banned books. Using magazines to create a colorful collage. Displayed until end of September. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 18th 4th week: banned book movie viewing (most popular of the poll) 4p-7p story house Sept 25th (with beverages)
    9/4/2014
    Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Belt Branch
    1904 N Belt Hwy
    St. Joseph, MO 64506
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Raye Bradford
    816-232-5479
    rbradford@rhcl.org




  • St. Joseph
    Teen Banned Books (banned books turned curriculum)
    Month long activities: Mugshot photo spot Displayed banned books for young adults and kids, with listing on why they were banned and when. Until the 24th, a polling tub for picking a favorite movie inspired by a banned or challenged book. Teen activities on Thursday: 1st week: readings from excepts of banned young adult books 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 4th 2nd week: Discussion on books that were once considered threatening, now part of common curriculum, and why. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 11th 3rd week: Collage of Censorship: Create book covers for banned books. Using magazines to create a colorful collage. Displayed until end of September. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 18th 4th week: banned book movie viewing (most popular of the poll) 4p-7p story house Sept 25th (with beverages)
    9/11/2014
    Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Belt Branch
    1904 N Belt Hwy
    St. Joseph, MO 64506
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Raye Bradford
    816-232-5479
    rbradford@rhcl.org




  • St. Joseph
    Teen Banned Books (censorship collage)
    Month long activities: Mugshot photo spot Displayed banned books for young adults and kids, with listing on why they were banned and when. Until the 24th, a polling tub for picking a favorite movie inspired by a banned or challenged book. Teen activities on Thursday: 1st week: readings from excepts of banned young adult books 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 4th 2nd week: Discussion on books that were once considered threatening, now part of common curriculum, and why. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 11th 3rd week: Collage of Censorship: Create book covers for banned books. Using magazines to create a colorful collage. Displayed until end of September. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 18th 4th week: banned book movie viewing (most popular of the poll) 4p-7p story house Sept 25th (with beverages)
    9/18/2014
    Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Belt Branch
    1904 N Belt Hwy
    St. Joseph, MO 64506
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Raye Bradford
    816-232-5479
    rbradford@rhcl.org




  • St. Joseph
    Teen Banned Books (Banned Book gone movie viewing)
    Month long activities: Mugshot photo spot Displayed banned books for young adults and kids, with listing on why they were banned and when. Until the 24th, a polling tub for picking a favorite movie inspired by a banned or challenged book. Teen activities on Thursday: 1st week: readings from excepts of banned young adult books 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 4th 2nd week: Discussion on books that were once considered threatening, now part of common curriculum, and why. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 11th 3rd week: Collage of Censorship: Create book covers for banned books. Using magazines to create a colorful collage. Displayed until end of September. 5:30-6:30 story house Sept 18th 4th week: banned book movie viewing (most popular of the poll) 4p-7p story house Sept 25th (with beverages)
    9/25/2014
    Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Belt Branch
    1904 N Belt Hwy
    St. Joseph, MO 64506
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Raye Bradford
    816-232-5479
    rbradford@rhcl.org




  • St. Louis
    Banned Books Readout
    9/23/14
    Webster University Library
    101 Edgar Rd.
    St. Louis, MO 63119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jodie Borgerdign
    314-246-7819
    jborgerding80@webster.edu




  • University City
    "Wanted - for Reading Banned Books"
    In the Youth Services Dept. there will be "Wanted Posters" with photos of various staff members reading a wide variety of banned books from "And Tango Makes Three" to "The Color Purple." There will also be display shelves of banned books that we have in our Youth Dept.
    September 15 - 27
    University City Public Library
    6701 Delmar Blvd.
    University City, MO 63130
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Karen Clodfelter
    314-727-3150
    kclodfelter@ucitylibrary.org




MS

  • Hattiesburg
    We will be hosting a Banned Books Week Read Out. We have invited members of the University administration, faculty and staff to read excerpts from their favorite banned book. We will be doing this every 15 minutes throughout the day. We have designed a poster for the event and will be doing an online photo album of banned book covers.
    September 25, 2014
    The University of Southern Mississippi University LIbraries
    Hattiesburg, MS 39406
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dawn Smith
    601.266.4120
    dawn.smith@usm.edu




  • Jackson
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    The Mississippi Library Commission's Reference Department would like to invite you to drop by this week to have your picture taken with your favorite banned or censored book. This year’s focus is comics and graphic novels, so we have pulled several of these, along with other perennial favorites in fiction and non-fiction titles that have been suppressed over the years. You may be surprised to see what books made the list!
    September 22-26
    Mississippi Library Commission
    3881 Eastwood Drive
    Jackson, MS 39211
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Elisabeth Scott
    601-432-4121
    escott@mlc.lib.ms.us




MT

  • MISSOULA
    Banned Books Week: Creating Graphic Lit in Missoula
    Panel discussion with with local artists and writers including Tim Daniel, Josh Wagner, Dirk Lee, Tony Gregori and others to speak on censorship hurdles and creating graphic lit in Missoula.
    Monday, Sept. 22 - 7 pm
    Missoula Public Library
    301 E MAIN ST
    MISSOULA, MT 59802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Marje Doyle
    406-721-2665
    mslaplib@missoula.lib.mt.us




NC

  • Creedmoor
    Banned Books Comic-Con
    Stop by the library 9/22—9/26 and become part of our “Celebrate Banned Books” video. Read from your favorite Banned Book, record a testimonial about how a Banned Book changed your life, or create an image that celebrates the freedom to read. Enjoy a scavenger hunt or a Banned Book quiz and win prizes. And then join us on... Saturday, September 27th for BANNED BOOKS COMIC-CON from Noon to 5 PM Come dressed as your favorite character from a Banned or Challenged Book. Contest for best costume and best thrift store costume (spend $20 or less at a thrift store—save your receipts!). Workshops on cartooning, Anime/Manga drawing and creating costumes! The day will end with the premier of our “Celebrate Banned Books” film.
    09/22/2014 to 09/27/2014
    Creedmoor/Butner
    1550 South Campus Drive
    Creedmoor, NC 27522
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Deana Cunningham
    919.528.1752
    deana.cunningham@granvillecounty.org




  • Durham
    LGBT-themed Banned Books Display at NC Pride Festival
    Under the LGBT Center’s tent at the 30th Annual NC Pride festival, the Library will display banned LGBT‐themed books as a reminder of our First Amendment rights and to draw attention to the harms of censorship. This display is made possible by a grant awarded by the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith K. Krug Memorial Fund.
    Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
    Duke University East Campus
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    LGBT Center of Raleigh Library
    919-832-4484
    library@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com




  • Fayetteville
    Banned Books Film Festival
    The library invites you to learn about Banned Books Week and watch films based on books that have been challenged. We'll be screening a variety of films for children, teens, and adults at several locations. Free popcorn!
    Sep. 22-27, 2014
    Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
    300 Maiden Lane
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Nora Armstrong
    910-483-7727
    narmstro@cumberland.lib.nc.us




  • Greensboro
    Banned Books Week Display
    The Teaching Resource Center is a sub-library that supplies School of Education majors with materials to supplement both their own studies, and provide materials for youth education. Our library is going all out in decorating for Banned Books Week, using ALL display space for the purpose.
    All week
    UNCG Teaching Resources Center
    Greensboro, NC 27412
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lori Sands
    3363344035
    lywarner@uncg.edu




  • Kannapolis
    Freedom to Read Festival
    We will have available in the library a display of banned and challenged books. We will also be hosting an event on 9/22/14 which will include an overview of Banned Books week and why books are banned and challenged. We will also have a read-out where people can read passages from their favorite banned or challenged book, as well as a mugshot photo booth where people can pose with their banned books. The event will run from 5:30pm-7pm and is open to teens and adults.
    09/22/2014
    Cabarrus County Public Library- Kannapolis Branch
    850 Mountain Street
    Kannapolis, NC 28081
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Christie Smith
    704-920-2304
    cesmith@cabarruscounty.us




  • Oxford
    Banned by Wire: Public Sculpture
    Community artists, local students, members of 4H, and library staff will help create a public sculpture in celebration of the Freedom to Read. Thornton Library is celebrating Banned Books Week by creating a public sculpture. The sculpture will be displayed on the front of the Library for one week. Sylvanus Slaughter, a local composer and artist, conceived the idea for the sculpture, based on an exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles. The sculpture will depict recently banned titles behind rows of barbed wire made from electrical tape. Please come by Thornton Library, Oxford, to view the exhibit during Banned Books Week September 21-27.
    Sept 22-25
    Richard H. Thornton Library Oxford NC
    210 Main Street
    Oxford , NC 27565
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Mary Darden
    919-693-1121
    mary.darden@granvillecounty.org




  • Winston Salem
    Read-a-Thon
    Students, staff and faculty will read up to 15 minutes from their favorite banned book @ the clock tower, 9-5pm. Readers can sign up for the event by contacting Janet Malliett.
    9/24/2014
    Winston Salem State University
    601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
    Winston Salem, NC 27110
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Janet Malliett
    336-750-8867
    malliettjm@wssu.edu




NE

  • Bellevue
    Banned Books Week Events at Bellevue University
    Join the Freeman-Lozier Library in celebrating your freedom to read through Banned Books Week from September 21st through the 27th. To help showcase some of the banned/challenged materials that the library owns, we are offering a photo contest in which students can join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Monday, September 22nd and Tuesday, September 23rd in the Student Center to take a picture with a banned or challenged book for our Instagram page. Every picture is an entry to win one of two Banned Books Week Tote Bags. In addition to the photo contest, the library will be hosting a scavenger hunt in which students can collect up to seven “tear-away” tabs on posters placed in seven different buildings throughout campus. Only one entry per “tear-away” tab, so make sure to look carefully throughout the Educational Services Building, Athletic and Wellness Center, R. Joe Dennis Learning Center, Margre H. Durham Student Center, Riley Technology Center, Hitchcock Humanities Center, and the Freeman / Lozier Library. On Sunday, September 28th, we will draw one winner from the entries for a banned or challenged book of their choice! Our librarians have also selected a number of materials which will be on display for checkout in on our display shelves. Come help us celebrate our freedom to read!
    September 22nd - September 26th
    Freeman Lozier Library
    1000 Galvin Road South
    Bellevue, NE 68005
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jacob Lee
    4025577304
    jacob.lee@bellevue.edu




  • Central City
    Banned Books Week ~ Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    Banned Books display unveiling September 22 (containing challenged and banned titles). We will be giving away a couple of banned/challenged books as prizes, at the end of the week. We will also post items about Banned Books Week on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week.
    Sept 22-Sept 27
    Central City Public Library
    1604 15th Ave
    Central City, NE 68826
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sara Lee
    308-946-2512
    cc.library.ne@gmail.com




  • Firth
    We are doing a month-long display of banned books in preparation for Banned Books Week. Students can also get a "mugshot" when they checkout a banned book to be displayed in an area called "Caught Reading a Banned Book"
    Norris High School
    Firth, NE 68358
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Megan Huenemann
    402-791-0049
    megan.huenemann@nsdtitans.org




NH

  • Concord
    Banned Books Week!
    9/22/14
    New Hampshire Public Schools
    2134 Second Street NW
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dane Barbowski
    1-490-283-1492
    Quindewitt@hotmail.com




NJ

  • 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
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Mieke Zamora-Mackay
    (856) 310-5550
    ait.mzm@gmail.com




  • Highland Park
    Nine Panel Night @ The Fallout Shelter
    Ali, John, and Steve are proud geeks that strive to bring you the latest and greatest in comic culture. Join us for news, reviews, and discussion about all that’s going on in the comic books and pop culture world today. Come join us, bring your 2 cents or your soapbox and be internet famous. The Flagship Nine Panel Night launches with pride, smack in the middle of Banned Book Week. Come check out our Banned Books display, and get a lot of info on how you can help the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund stand up to censorship. Also, don't forget all “Challenged” Graphic Novels are 15% off for the duration of Banned Books Week. Recording starts at 7 and runs to about 8.
    9/24/14
    The Fallout Shelter Comics Collectibles and Games
    320 Raritan Ave.
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Steven DeFeo
    201-675-7066
    stevedefeo@gmail.com




  • Newark
    Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    The Humanities Division at Essex County College will be hosting an event, "Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read" on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in Smith Hall, 2nd Floor, Zachary A. Yamba Building (Megastructure). Students and faculty are invited to read passages from their favorite banned books, graphic novels, and comic books. All are welcome!
    September 25, 2014
    Essex County College
    303 University Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Professor Rebecca Williams
    973-877-3470
    wrebecca@essex.edu




  • Newark
    Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    The Humanities Division at Essex County College will be hosting an event, "Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read" on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in Smith Hall, 2nd Floor, Zachary A. Yamba Building (Megastructure). Students and faculty are invited to read passages from their favorite banned books, graphic novels, and comic books. All are welcome!
    September 25, 2014
    Essex County College
    303 University Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Professor Rebecca Williams
    973-877-3470
    wrebecca@essex.edu




  • Succasunna
    CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK
    Teens in grades 7-12 can stop by the Teen Zone and grab a banned or challenged book.This year's theme is comics or graphic novels. It will be wrapped in brown paper, so you won't know what you have until you check it out and open it! Find a special coupon inside and stop by Youth Services to redeem your prize after you return the book. There will be 10 prizes available!
    September 9 - September 30, 2014
    Roxbury Public Library
    103 Main Street
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Liz Sann
    973-584-2400 x113
    liz.sann@roxburylibrary.org




NM

  • Aztec
    Celebrate the Freedom to Read Banned Books
    The Aztec High School Library Celebrate the Freedom to Read Banned Books event features online library website information for students to pursue any inquiry individually. The library hosts a display that allows students to interact by placing a colored circle dot on the banned books they have read. Parents and any visitor to the library may also do this. Principals wear "I read banned books buttons." Some teachers have requested instructional time from the librarian to present indepth information on issues of challenged and banned books. Students receive instruction on what the issues are regarding the how and why books are banned. Students indicate on a printed list how many books they have read that were banned. A question and answer session is available for students to exchange information and gain a better understanding of the issues involved in banning books. AP English students will receive differentiated instruction in the history of banning books and participate in a lesson that involves the AP English students selecting a book for the school library. The books selected are purchased by the librarian and students then read the books they have suggested and report on issues they view as possible reasons their book may be censored or banned and why they think students have the right to access the book and read it to make their own decision about the book's value. Important author questions are asked and answered such as "What is the problem in the story and how is it solved?," "How would you have acted differently than a character in this story?," and "Predict what would happen next if the story had continued." Pictures of students engaged in the banned books activities will be added to the library web site. The AP English students have participated in the banned books lesson for four years adding to the richness of the library collection. Book plates indicate the book selected by the student in the lesson on banned books.
    9-22-14--10-20
    Aztec High School Library, Aztec, New Mexico
    500 East Chaco
    Aztec, NM 87410
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Laurie Treat, Librarian
    505 334-9414, ext. 1321
    ahtreala@aztec.k12.nm.us




  • Rio Rancho
    Banned books jewelry for teens, interactive book display
    Banned Books Week is off to a fun start at Loma Colorado Main Library with a craft for teens: banned books jewelry (teens 13-19, no registration required). The Library will also have a collection of banned books on display. Each book will contain brief information about why it was banned. Patrons are encouraged to check out books from the display. In addition, there will be a blank book in which patrons can express themselves concerning the topic of censorship.
    9-22-2014
    Loma Colorado Main Library
    755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ann McGinley
    505-896-8819
    amcginley@ci.rio-rancho.nm.us




NV

  • Las Vegas
    Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read
    Fight censorship and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week on September 22 through 28! Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books like Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and Catcher in the Rye from the shelves of bookstores, libraries, and schools. This year’s event shines a light on graphic novels, which are often subject to censorship, despite serious literary merit and popularity. Don’t close the book on your freedom to read by attending this enlightening program and reading your favorite banned book or graphic novel during Banned Books Week. Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada.
    09/23/2014
    Clark County Library (Room: Main Theater)
    1401 E. Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Allison Bowmer
    (702) 366-1226
    aclunv@aclunv.org




NY

  • Bronx
    Bad For You! Celebrating Banned Books Week
    Are you the kind of kid who thinks it’s BAD when a graphic novel gets banned? Then get ready to be totally shocked when you find out there was once a time in this country when comic books were BURNED! Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham will be reading from their docu-comic BAD FOR YOU: EXPOSING THE WAR ON FUN, detailing those dark days and more. They have a whole chapter on the stuff adults were once afraid of kids reading—including fears from ancient times about reading itself! You’ll also learn about how scary old fairy tales once were, as well as what keeps getting Harry Potter books banned (hint, it has something to do with the devil). Join Kevin and Scott for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and find out how much fun BAD can be!
    September 22, 2014 -- from 3 to 4.30 pm
    Hamilton Grange Library
    503 West 145th Street
    Bronx, NY 10031
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Katrina Ortega
    (212) 926-2147
    katrinaortega@nypl.org




  • Bronx
    Banned Books Display
    9/22-9/24
    Bronx River High School, Bronx, New York
    3000 East Tremont, Lehman Campus
    Bronx, NY 10461
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jesse W. Lord Johnson
    (718) 904-4210
    jesselord@hotmail.com




  • Canastota
    BANNED BOOK WEEK
    9/15/2014
    CANASTOTA PUBLIC LIBRARY
    102 W. Center Street
    Canastota, NY 13032
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    KATRINA MCMANUS
    315-697-7030
    KMCMANUS@MIDYORK.ORG




  • Manhattan
    Bad For You! Celebrating Banned Books Week
    Are you the kind of kid who thinks it’s BAD when a graphic novel gets banned? Then get ready to be totally shocked when you find out there was once a time in this country when comic books were BURNED! Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham will be reading from their docu-comic BAD FOR YOU: EXPOSING THE WAR ON FUN, detailing those dark days and more. They have a whole chapter on the stuff adults were once afraid of kids reading—including fears from ancient times about reading itself! You’ll also learn about how scary old fairy tales once were, as well as what keeps getting Harry Potter books banned (hint, it has something to do with the devil). Join Kevin and Scott for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and find out how much fun BAD can be!
    September 27, 2014 - 3 to 4 pm
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
    Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
    Manhattan, NY 10018
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Louise Lareau
    (917) 275-6975
    louiselareau@nypl.org




  • Monticello
    Banned Book Read-A-Thon
    From 12 noon - 4 pm volunteers, patrons, library staff and members of the Monticello Rotary Club will be reading from the library's collection of Banned Books for 15-20 minute intervals on the library front lawn. We'll have a banner, a display and a microphone so our community will be reminded how lucky they are to have the Freadom To Read! We have information about the event on our Facebook Page and our Event Calendar.
    9/27/14
    Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
    393 Broadway
    Monticello, NY 12701
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Joanna Goldfarb
    (845) 794-4660 x8
    jgoldfarb@rcls.org




  • Monticello
    Banned Books Read-A-Thon
    Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week, which is September 21-27, highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen to highlight comic books that have been banned. The library will celebrate by having a Read-A-Thon on the last day of Banned Books Week, September 27. The Read-A-Thon will take place from 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. on the library front lawn. Anyone may sign up for a 20 minute time slot to read aloud from a banned book. The library will have a selection of banned books to choose from, as well as a list of the top banned books. There will also be a program on September 25 at 4:00 for kids and teens. Bring a t-shirt, and decorate it with a Banned Books Week slogan. Show your rebellious side and support banned books!
    September 27
    Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
    393 Broadway
    Monticello, NY 12701
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Joanna Goldfarb
    845-794-4660 x 8
    jgoldfarb@rcls.org




  • New York
    Design a poster to educate students about Banned Books Week
    This is a class project for students enrolled in The Psychology of Color course.
    week of 9/15
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    7th Avenue @ 27th Street
    New York, NY 10001
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Margaret Miele
    212-217-4928
    margaret_miele@fitnyc.edu




  • New York
    Banned Books Week art
    We will be posting an original piece of art and/or a quote from some of our graphic novelists each day (Monday-Friday) regarding book banning in honor of your week. You have our full support. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Artists: Art Spiegelman, Michael Cho, Craig Thompson, Chris Ware, Marjane Satrapi.
    September 22, 2014-September 26
    Pantheon Books tumblr page
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Cat Courtade
    212-572-2838
    ccourtade@penguinrandomhouse.com




  • Nyack
    Readings by Local Celebrities and Community Members
    Join us to hear excerpts from well loved banned or challenged books, read by local celebrities, community members, Library Board and staff in our beautiful, historic Carnegie-Farian Room. Refreshments will be served. Free event.
    Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30 - 8:00 pm
    Nyack Library
    59 South Broadway
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Belinda Cash
    845 358 3370 ext 213
    bcash@nyacklibrary.org




  • Nyack
    Banned Books Readings
    Join us to hear local celebrities, community members, Library Board and staff members read excerpts from their favorite challenged or banned books in our beautiful, historic Carnegie-Farian Room! Children's books will be read from 3:30 - 5:00, teen titles from 5:00 - 6:00, and adult titles from 6:00 - 8:00. Admission is free; refreshments will be served
    Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30 - 8:00 pm
    Nyack, New York
    59 South Broadway
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Belinda Cash
    845 - 358 - 3370 ext 213
    bcash@nyacklibrary.org




  • Nyack
    Author and Filmmaker Mary Murphy
    To Kill a Mockingbird' is considered an American classic, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It has also been challenged and banned in numerous communities over the years. Filmmaker and author Mary McDonagh Murphy explores the enduring power and popularity of this novel in her book, 'Scout, Atticus and Boo' and in her documentary film 'Hey Boo' which includes interviews with Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb, James Pattterson, Anna Quindlen, Oprah Winfrey and others.
    Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
    Nyack, New York
    59 South Broadway
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Claudia Uccellani
    8453583370 ext 239
    cuccellani@nyacklibrary.org




  • Nyack
    Banned Books Art Display
    Banned Books Art Exhibit by members of the Nyack Art Collective on display throughout the month of September.
    Month of September
    Nyack, New York
    59 South Broadway
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dane Paciarello
    8453583370 ext. 244
    dpaciarello@nyacklibrary.org




  • Plattsburgh
    Second Annual Banned Books Week Read Aloud
    9/24/14
    Clinton Community College
    136 Clinton Point Drive
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jill Tarabula
    518-562-4247
    jill.tarabula@clinton.edu




  • Syracuse
    Edible Banned Books Festival
    Participants create edible representations of a banned book of his/her choice. Entries are displayed, and winners voted on. Visitors, onlookers, & voters learn about Banned Books Week!
    Tuesday, Sept 23rd
    Syracuse University
    343 Hinds Hall
    Syracuse, NY 13244
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Alexandra Heidler
    407-222-2888
    aeheidle@syr.edu




  • Syracuse, NY
    Graphic Novels Banned
    Betts Branch Library
    4862 South Salina Street
    Syracuse, NY, NY 13205
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ossie Edwards
    315-435-1940
    oedwards@onlib.org




OH

  • Beavercreek
    We Read Banned Books!
    We will be featuring a bulletin board and book displays in both the YA and Children's areas with bibliographies and CAUTION tape.
    Sept 8-30
    Beavercreek Public Library
    3618 Dayton Xenia Rd
    Beavercreek , OH 45432
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tim Capehart
    937-912-3661
    tcapehart@gcpl.lib.oh.us




  • Brunswick
    Banned Books Week Sale
    Project: LEARN of Medina County is an adult literacy organization that has used bookstores to support our mission. Each of our three stores will be hosting a Banned Books Week display and sale.
    Project: LEARN's BookShelf Book Stores
    831 Pearl Road
    Brunswick, OH 44212
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Karla Robinson
    3307231314
    projectlearn.medina@gmail.com




  • Cleveland
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    9-10 grade students at Montessori High School in Cleveland will be presenting their favorite banned books to students at the MLK library in University Circle. Come out to hear from high schoolers about what they're reading and learn about the history of book censorship along the way. We'll have food and drinks to share along with great discussions about our favorite books!
    September 22, 2014
    Martin Luther King Library
    1962 Stokes Blvd
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Marty Frazier
    7405074098
    marten.frazier@gmail.com




  • Cleveland
    Read Banned Books Display
    September 10-27, 2014
    Cleveland Public Library
    325 Superior Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Annisha Jeffries
    2166232834
    ajeffries@cpl.org




  • Columbus
    Banned Books Week Reading and Open Mic
    The Library will be hosting a banned books-themed reading and open mic on Friday, September 26, from 11-1 in the Multimedia/TV Studio located on the first floor of Columbus Hall. The reading will be emceed by Associate Professor, Ann Palazzo, in partnership with the Columbus State English Department. We would like this reading to provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share poetry or other creative works that explore such concepts as censorship, intellectual freedom, and banned books. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees may also have their "mug shot" taken before and after the reading.
    Sept. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Columbus State Community College Library
    550 East Spring St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dana Knott
    740-203-8183
    dknott@cscc.edu




  • Medina
    Banned Books Week Sale
    Project: LEARN of Medina County is an adult literacy organization that has used bookstores to support our mission. Each of our three stores will be hosting a Banned Books Week display and sale.
    Project: LEARN's BookShelf Book Stores
    105 W. Liberty Street
    Medina, OH 44256
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Karla Robinson
    3307231314
    projectlearn.medina@gmail.com




  • North Canton
    #selfie: Banned Books Week
    Week long display regarding censorship and challenged books at the Walsh University library. Take a selfie with your favorite frequently challenged book and we'll add it to our facebook page to be entered in a contest!
    Walsh University
    2020 East Maple St.
    North Canton, OH 44720
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Katie Hutchison
    330.244.4968
    khutchison@walsh.edu




  • Toledo
    17th Annual Banned Books Week Vigil
    The 17th Annual UT Banned Books Week Vigil will be on Thursday, September 25. The day will featuring 20-minute presentations, free light snacks (served all day), and door prizes and banned books will be given away every half hour!
    Thursday, September 25
    The Carl Joseph Reading Room of Carlson Library, University of Toledo
    2801 Bancroft St., Mail Stop #509
    Toledo, OH 43615
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Paulette D. Kilmer
    419-297-2764
    pkilmer@utnet.utoledo.edu




  • Wadsworth
    Banned Books Week Sale
    Project: LEARN of Medina County is an adult literacy organization that has used bookstores to support our mission. Each of our three stores will be hosting a Banned Books Week display and sale.
    Project: LEARN's BookShelf Book Stores
    130 Main Street
    Wadsworth, OH 44281
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Karla Robinson
    3307231314
    projectlearn.medina@gmail.com




OK

  • Ardmore
    Guess The Banned Book Contest
    We have a banned books display in the library, allowing our patrons to see what books have been banned with explanations on why they were banned. We shredded a weeded "To kill a mockingbird" and placed it in a jar. Patrons were to examine the contents of the jar and figure out which book was in the jar. Patrons would enter by writing their name and the title of the book on an entry form and drop in a box.. At the end of the week a winner was drawn from the patrons that guessed correctly. That patron won a book mark and a book.
    September 22 - 25, 2014
    Ardmore High School
    701 Veterans Blvd.
    Ardmore, OK 73401
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Carol Norman
    580.226.7680 ext 312
    cnorman@ardmore.k12.ok.us




  • Tulsa
    Check Out a Banned Book
    We will have a week long celebration for Banned Books Week. Students will visit the library and participate in group events.
    September 22-26, 2014
    Will Rogers College High School & Junior High
    Tulsa, OK 74112
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tina Ham
    918-833-9008
    hamti@tulsaschools.org




OR

  • Ashland
    Banned Banned Banned
    SHAKESPEARE BOOKS & ANTIQUES Display of banned books turns heads: Windowcase collection offers array of books some people don't want other people to read You might not think a used book store could cause a sensation in this day and age, but Judi Honore, owner of Shakespeare Books & Antiques in downtown Ashland, is doing just that by showcasing — and selling — scores of books that get blacklisted every year. Read more: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20140818/NEWS/140819608
    Month of August and September 2014
    Shakespeare Books & Antiques LLC
    163 E. Main Street
    Ashland, OR 97520
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Judi Honore
    541-488-1190
    judihonore@gmail.com




  • Deschutes Public Library Branches
    CAUGHT! Reading Banned Books
    We are promoting "CAUGHT! With Banned Books" for Banned Books Week and the week leading up to it. We photographed library staff with a banned- or challenged book--in front of a police mugshot-type background. We wrote "crime" descriptions for each individual who participated and are sharing their mugshots and crimes on our social media channels for two weeks (Facebook, Pinterest). We also created two movie-style promo trailers for the "CAUGHT!" series (http://bit.ly/1qWN1MF and http://bit.ly/1m5Ynzi). Each branch in our system (we have branches) received copies of their branch's employees mug shots. They'll use these pictures, their crime descriptions, "caution" tape and more to create their own Banned Books display.
    9/14/2014 - 9/28/2014
    Deschutes Public Library Branches
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tina Walker Davis
    541-312-1034
    tinad@deschuteslibrary.com




  • Eugene
    Banned Books Week Read-Out
    On September 27, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm in the central rotunda, the Eugene Public Library will hold a Banned Books Week Read-Out for the community. Volunteers will read aloud a passage from each of several books, which include the graphic novels, Bone, Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith, The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey, Blankets by Craig Thompson, Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, and Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan & Niko Henrichon. The BBW Readout is a collaborative effort of Springfield Public Library, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Eugene Public Library. In addition, there will be displays throughout September in the library of banned/challenged books in adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, and teen’s books.
    September 27, 2014
    Eugene Public Library
    100 West 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Nancy Horner
    541-682-5450
    nancy.j.horner@ci.eugene.or.us




  • Portland
    Cafe Banned Presents...To Cut or Not to Cut: A Conversation About Censorship
    Recent efforts to remove the n-word in literature—from a recent edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn in which the word is changed to “slave”, to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone because of its “offensive” language—raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing? Should accommodations be made considering the difference between a character’s and author’s point of view? Reed College professor Pancho Savery will facilitate a discussion that examines these questions, as well as their importance beyond conversations about literature. Savery’s program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.
    9/27/2014
    Multnomah County Library, Central Library
    801 SW 10th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97205
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Azalea
    503-988-5477
    azaleae@multco.us




  • Portland
    Celebrate Banned Books at Wild Lilac!
    We will host a read-aloud of banned books in our school library from 11:00-12:00 on Wednesday, September 24. Parents and teachers will be reading their favorite banned children's books for students and anyone who is interested in joining from the community.
    September 24, 2014
    Wild Lilac Child Development Community
    3829 SE 74th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97206
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Stephen Karmol
    360-509-9079
    stephen@wildlilac.org




PA

  • Indiana
    IUP Annual Banned Books Read Out
    Wednesday, September 24th
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Stapleton Library @ IUP Campus
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dr. Tanya Heflin
    724-357-2261
    heflin@iup.edu




  • Norristown
    The library is planning a display of contested books for people to see and (hopefully) take out. There will also be a list of contested books specifically for teens that are available at the library.
    Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
    1001 Powell St.
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Elena Villeco
    610-278-5100
    eavilleco@gmail.com




  • Pittsburgh
    fREADom - A Celebration of the Freedom to Read
    Pittsburgh personalities and performers will read from their favorite banned or challenged works. Featuring: Charlie Batch, former quarterback- Pittsburgh Steelers/founder- Best of the Batch Foundation Paul Guggenheimer, host, WESA’s “Essential Pittsburgh” Dan Kamin, world-renowned mime Alan Olifson, comedian, host of Moth StorySLAM Pittsburgh Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, arts education outreach program for youth Plus - Banned Advertising! Images and clips from ads that some folks thought you shouldn’t see!
    Monday, September 22, 2014
    ACLU-PA Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    JCC- 5738 Darlington Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Barb Feige
    412-681-7736
    pghinfo@aclupa.org




  • Springdale
    Display of Banned Books
    Will have a display of some banned books and information sheets explaining banned books, along with bookmarks and a book of information on banned books.
    Sept. 22. 2014
    Springdale Free Public Library
    331 School Street
    Springdale, PA 15144
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dee Clark
    724-274-9729
    clarkd@einetwork.net




  • State College
    Banned Books Film Festival
    Schedule of Events: Saturday September 20, 2014 10 am - Alexander Nevsky 12:30 pm - To Kill a Mockingbird 3 pm - Fahrenheit 451 5:30 pm - Kite Runner 8 pm - 1984 10:15 pm - Lolita* Sunday September 21, 2014 3 pm - The Handmaid’s Tale* 5:30 pm - The Last Temptation of Christ* 8:30 pm - Panel: The Last Temptation of Christ and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 10:15 pm - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest* *Under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st
    The State Theatre
    130 W College Ave.
    State College, PA 16801
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Madison Mock
    (814) 865-4189
    mxm5118@psu.edu




  • State College
    Get Caught Reading a Banned Book!
    Library visitors are encouraged to submit a photo of themselves reading a banned or challenged book in front of a mock police line up. The photos will be posted on Facebook and then our Facebook followers will vote with "likes" to choose a favorite.
    September 1-27
    Schlow Centre Region Library
    211 S. Allen Street
    State College, PA 16801
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Susanna Paul
    814-237-6238 x212
    spaul@schlowlibrary.org




  • University Park
    Marathon Reading
    During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's theme is Banned Books and our selections are Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups -- classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by volunteering for larger blocks of time. Remember, it gets really fun in the wee hours of the morning. There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.
    12:00pm Thursday, September 25 - 12:00pm Friday, September 26
    Lawn in front of Pattee/Paterno Library
    %
    University Park, PA 16802
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Denes
    8148634288
    marathonread@psu.edu




  • Williamsport
    Banned Books Read Out and Banned Comics Display
    On Thursday, September 25, from 11:50am - 12:50pm the library will be hosting a Banned Books Read Out where the librarian will read from banned books. Students and staff will be invited to share their favorite banned book. The library has displays of banned books and comics this week.
    9/25/2014
    Williamsport Area High School Library
    2990 W. 4th St.
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kimberly Brosan
    5703238411
    kbrosan@wasd.org




  • York
    Banned Books
    We will be featuring banned books from the last five years as well as hosting a live read out. We will also showcase virtual readouts that will be broadcast in the lobby of the library.
    York College of Pennsylvania
    York, PA 17403
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    CaseyAnn Salanova
    717-815-1485
    csalanov@ycp.edu




PR

  • Mayaguez
    Banned Books Day
    Banned Books workshop: a 90 minute workshop in which participants will be divided into groups. Each group will read a banned book aloud and then using a rubric provided by the facilitator, they will evaluate and discuss the book with the audience. The workshop also encourages participants to see the difference between selecting and censoring books, as well as exploring some of the issues that emerge from the themes explored in the books.
    Thursday, September 25
    University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
    Mayaguez, PR 00682
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dr. Nancy V. Vicente
    787-265-3847
    nancyv.vicente@upr.edu




RI

  • Providence
    Free Tattoo with Checkout of Banned Book
    Free tattoos to people who check out banned books during the week of Sept 21-27. We will have displays up at all nine of our locations with temporary tattoos tucked away inside frequently challenged or banned books.
    Providence Community Library
    Providence, RI 02906
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ed Graves
    401-272-3780
    egraves@provcomlib.org




SC

  • Anderson
    Banned Books Week
    09/22/14 - 09/27/14
    Anderson County Library System
    300 N. McDuffie St
    Anderson, SC 29621
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Holmes
    864-338-8330
    sholmes@andersonlibrary.org




  • Charleston
    Banned Books Week DIY Festival
    We will have displays and a photobooth all week long. On Thursday, we will celebrate the freedom to read and express ourselves with a DIY Festival - including live screenprinting, zine-making, letter-writing, button-making and more!
    September 25th
    College of Charleston - Addlestone Library
    205 Calhoun St.
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Alana Lewis
    843.953.0004
    lewisas@cofc.edu




  • Conway
    Banned Books Virtual Read-Out
    Monday, 9/22/14 Grab some popcorn and watch the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out. Faculty, staff and students participated in reading passages from the "Banned Books that Shaped America" and created a short film of their readings. Wednesday, 9/24/14 Banned Books Tweet Out. Come to the library and get a photo taken with your favorite banned book. CCU students, tweet it out to be eligible to win a prize. All week long there will be displays and a contest for CCU students. A prize will be given to the student who correctly answers the most questions about banned books.
    Monday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Kimbel Library - Coastal Carolina University
    376 University Blvd.
    Conway, SC 29526
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Barbara Burd
    843-349-2401
    bburd@coastal.edu




  • Rock Hill
    Banned Books Display
    Sept. 8-30, 2014
    Northwestern High School Media Center
    2503 W. Main Street
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Susan H. Mitchell
    803-981-1220
    shmitche@rhmail.com




TN

  • Saginaw
    Banned Books Week
    Celebrate Banned Books Week at the John Ed Keeter Public Library with two family movies based on a banned or challenged book. Movie show times include September 10th and 24th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Free popcorn will be available the first 30 minutes of show time. The week of September 23rd-27th, the library will be featuring books that have all been targeted for removal or restrictions in libraries and schools in the last 100+ years. The books that have been banned will be wrapped in "Danger" tape and books that have been challenged will be wrapped in "Caution" tape. Books will be displayed on the Help Desk. Thousands of individuals and institutions across the United States participate in Banned Books Week each year, and it has grown into a premier literary event and a national awareness and advocacy campaign around censorship.
    September 24, 2014
    John Ed Keeter Public Library
    355 W. McLeroy Blvd.
    Saginaw, TN 76179
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Paula Waak
    817-230-0340
    pwaak@ci.saginaw.tx.us




  • Sparta
    Banned Books Week at Riverbank Books
    9-27-14
    Riverbank Books
    269 W. Bockman Way
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tonya Carter
    931-881-4882
    sunshinetonya1973@yahoo.com




  • Tullahoma
    Hobbit Day Celebration!
    It's Bilbo's AND Frodo's Birthday!!! PLUS it's Baned Books week! Come celebrate all things Middle Earth at Lannom Library! Costume contests, scavenger hunts, riddles, trivia, and Hobbit-hole-worthy-snacks! All ages event! 6:30PM
    September 22nd 6:30 PM
    Coffee County Lannom Library
    312 North Collins Street
    Tullahoma , TN 37388
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sharon Edwards
    931-455-2460
    sedwards@lannom.org




TX

  • Austin
    Banned Books Display
    A display of banned books for adults and youth during the month of September.
    September 2014
    Yarborough Branch Library
    2200 Hancock Drive
    Austin, TX 78756
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer
    512-974-8828
    rebecca.rich-wulfmeyer@austintexas.gov




  • Austin
    Movie Screening: Bless Me, Ultima
    A showing of the film "Bless Me, Ultima," which is based upon the banned/challenged book of the same name by Rudolpho Anaya.
    Thursday, September 18
    Yarborough Branch Library
    2200 Hancock Drive
    Austin, TX 78756
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer
    512-974-8828
    rebecca.rich-wulfmeyer@austintexas.gov




  • Austin
    Banned Book Sale
    A sale of used classic and banned books.
    September 22 - 27, 2014
    Yaborough Branch Library
    2200 Hancock Drive
    Austin, TX 78756
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer
    512-974-8828
    rebecca.rich-wulfmeyer@austintexas.gov




  • Austin
    Banned Books Photo Booth
    We are hosting a student-led photo booth at the UT School of Information.
    September 23 & 24, 2014
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX 78701
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Gretchen LeCheminant
    801-662-9806
    gretchenalice@gmail.com




  • Bedford
    Buy A Banned Book & We Donate Entire Purchase Price To CBLDF!
    Buy any of the graphic novels on this list during Banned Books Week and Generation X will donate an amount equal to the entire purchase price to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Adventures of Captain Underpants Vol 1 Batman: The Killing Joke Bone Vol 1 Fun Home Maus Vol 1 Persepolis Pride of Baghdad Sandman Vol 1 Stuck Rubber Baby Tank Girl Vol 1 Watchmen
    ALL WEEK
    Generation X Comics
    3504 Harwood Rd #304
    Bedford, TX 76021
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Wayne McNeil
    8175405556
    genxcomics@hotmail.com




  • Boerne
    Captain Underpants Party: A Brief Event for Kids
    In honor of Banned Books Week, we will celebrate one of the most banned series, Captain Underpants, at a party for children featuring wacky games, crafting, and fun foods, PLUS prizes.
    Friday, September 26, 6pm
    Patrick Heath Public Library
    451 North Main St.
    Boerne, TX 78006
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Constance Keremes
    830 249-3053
    keremes@boernelibrary.org




  • Brownsville
    Banned Book Week - "Breaking Bad" Style
    The Hanna High School Library highlights the importance of Banned Book Week each year by creating awesome displays throughout the library. We have contests, banned book challenges , and spread the word days to give students a chance to voice their opinions on Banned Book Week.
    Sept 22 - 26
    Hanna High School Library
    2615 E. Price Road
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Mary Katherine Nieto
    956-698-1408
    mljohn@bisd.us




  • Dallas
    Celebrate Freedom to Read
    In the lead up to our school-wide Book Fair (Oct 3-10), we are hosting a Banned Books Week contest and event. Since this year's theme is Comics and Graphic Novels, the kids are going to design their own front cover from a list of Banned Books (for grades 1-12). Each cover includes a "Tweet" (short sentence or word) that lists one of three things: 1) Why they like comics, 2) Why freedom of speech is important, 3) Why they liked the book. The covers and tweets will be judged by several of our teachers and our head of school, with the prizes awarded at "Heroes and Hotcakes" event. All the covers will be displayed on the walls of the school from the entrance to the Gym. We are featuring graphic novels, and if we can find them graphic novelizations of banned books, in the Library. Prizes are a Half Priced Books gift card, free dress day (no uniforms) and spirit wear for each winner -lower, middle, upper. Top covers will also be featured on our website.
    Sep 22-Oct 3
    The Winston School
    5707 Royal Lane
    Dallas, TX 75229
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lisa Tobleman
    214-342-1977
    longtabl@gmail.com




  • Dallas
    Banned Books Week
    We will host book talks about the banned books during the whole week during lunches in the library and use the AP system to educate the school population about freedom of reading.
    Sep 22 - 26, 2014
    Benjamin Franklin MS
    6920 Meadow Rd
    Dallas, TX 75230
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dr. Badia
    972-502-7117
    rbadia@dallasisd.org




  • Dallas
    Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
    Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings is a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on display at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance during Banned Books Week. On the night of May 10, 1933, more than 25,000 books were burned across Nazi Germany. Most of the book burnings occurred in cities with universities--Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and 31 others. On the pyres were titles considered to be “un-German.” Books authored by Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Pacifists, Jews and anyone disliked by the regime, were burned. Before the first match was struck, news of the pending censorship caught wind and spread. Voices rose in opposition. In America, it was as if freedom itself was to be burned to ash. The Nazi book burnings were viewed as the deepest affront to liberty--authors whose books would be burned including Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis and many others were vocal in their opposition. Americans quickly condemned the events as hostile to the spirit of democracy and the freedom of expression. Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public—in film, literature, and political discourse—to this day.
    September 2 - October 15
    Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
    211 N. Record St., Ste. 100
    Dallas, TX 75202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lucy Soderberg
    (214) 217-7300
    lsoderberg@piercom.com




  • Dallas
    Virtual Read Out
    SMU's Central University Libraries will be hosting a Virtual Read Out on Wednesday, Sept 24th from 2-4pm in the lobby of Fondren Library Center. We will also be posting on our Twitter and Facebook pages through out the week using #bannedbooksweek and #loveyourlibrary
    9/24/14
    SMU's Fondren Library Center
    Dallas, TX 75275
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tyeson Seale
    214-768-4584
    tseale@smu.edu




  • El Paso
    Banned Book Jeopardy
    Teens will play Banned Book Jeopardy. The winner will win a banned book.
    September 25, 2014
    Esperanza Acosta Moreno Regional Library
    12480 Pebble Hills Blvd.
    El Paso, TX 79938
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Juanita Kamalipour
    915-921-7001
    kamalipourjx@elpasotexas.gov




  • Port Isabel
    Port Isabel High School Celebrates Banned Books Week
    Students and their families are encouraged to stop by the library to see the BBW displays during open house on Monday. Students will receive a key charm reminding them they hold the key to unlock the esoteric.
    9/22-26/14
    Port Isabel
    18001 State Hwy 100
    Port Isabel , TX 78578
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melissa Moore
    956-943-0041
    Mmoore@pi-ISD.net




  • San Antonio
    Cool Teens Club presents...Teen Virtual Read Out Vlog!
    Cool Teens Club will present a Teen Virtual Read Out Vlog upload. Teens will choose a favorite banned/challenged book and talk about what the book meant to you and how you would feel if someone prevented you from reading it. The video should include information on where and why the book was banned or challenged. You may also wish to add your thoughts on the importance of keeping that particular book on library or bookstore shelves. For those who are camera shy, you can still participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out by creating a video montage that centers on banned/challenged books.
    Wednesday, September 24
    Landa Branch Library
    233 Bushnell
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Beatrice Canales
    210-207-9090
    beatrice.canales@sanantonio.gov




UT

  • Logan
    Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Chocolate War
    The students in a young adult literature course are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, one of the most widely challenged titles. A cake is being cut, and each student takes away a chocolate bar. A follow up news story will appear in the Department of English e-newsletter. An article about Banned Books Week appears in its September 22 newsletter.
    September 22, 2014
    Utah State University
    3200 Old Main Hill
    Logan, UT 84322
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Joyce Kinkead
    435-797-1706
    joyce.kinkead@usu.edu




VA

  • Alexandria
    Alexandria Banned Books Week
    The Kate Waller Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Library in partnership with The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) is presenting Alexandria Banned Books Week September 21-27. A Banned Book Read-Out will be held on Thursday Sept. 25 at the Athenaeum (home of NVFAA). Readers will include Alexandria Library Director Rose Dawson and other city officials and residents (the public was invited to participate.) The NVFAA and Kate Waller Barrett Branch were recipients of a 2014 Judith F. Krug Fund grant for Banned Books Week programming. Besides the Read-Out, the Barrett Branch is conducting a Banned Books Quiz on its website. Respondents will receive a Banned Books Button and a copy of a banned book. The Barrett Branch will also have a display in the library with take-away flyers and bookmarks. The NVFAA is also holding additional events, including a Banned Books Exchange and a Library Survivor Game. Their website is: www.nvfaa.org
    September 25
    The Athenaeum (in partnership with Kate Waller Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Library)
    201 Prince Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Athena Williams
    703-746-1713
    awilliams@alexandria.lib.va.us




  • Fishersville
    Banned Book Art Show
    Observe Banned Books Week with an exhibit featuring local artists whose work explores the themes of censorship and intellectual freedom. Opening reception at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
    September 3 - 30, 2014
    Augusta County Library
    1759 Jefferson Hwy.
    Fishersville, VA 22939
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rebecca Lamb
    540-885-3961
    rlamb@augustacountylibrary.org




  • Henrico
    Get Booked at Your Library!
    Get Booked at Your Library! National Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating your freedom to read. Usually held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Books have been banned and challenged (a request for banning) all over the world since the written word has existed. The First Amendment to our Constitution ensures your right to read what you want. We celebrate this wonderful freedom by reading banned and challenged books during National Banned Book Week at our library. This year, we’re offering Banned Book Mug Shots, so you can get your picture taken with your favorite Banned or Challenged Book! Just ask the Librarians to help you get “booked” with your favorite Banned Book!
    Sept 22- Sept 27
    Henrico County, VA
    Taking place at all branches/ HQ Address is 1700 N. Parham Rd.
    Henrico, VA 23229
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Adrienne Minock
    804-290-9200x5
    aminock@henrico.lib.va.us




  • Hopewell
    Danger! Step Away from the Banned Books
    We will make a few Banned Books displays, one in the entrance of the library with flames around it. One with a cart of books and chains and flames coming out of the books that patrons can check out. We will put posters for young adults where they can answer tally questions, like 'Which book would you save"? Would you risk jail times to defend your favorite book"? and add posters with quotes about freedom of reading.
    week of Sept 21 to 27
    Appomattox Regional Library system- Hopewell Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    jeanine Albiges
    804 458 8329 ext 1013
    jalbiges@arls.org




  • Norfolk
    Burn the Books: The Fight for Free Expression
    Constitution and Citizenship Day and Banned Books Week Burn the Books: The Fight for Free Expression Tues., Sept. 23, 2014, 7 p.m., 1310 & 1311 Learning Commons Perry Library Presented by Old Dominion University, the College of Arts and Letters, & the University Libraries Reception at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Learning Commons "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." – Mark Twain Hundreds of books are challenged in public schools and libraries each year. Who can challenge a book? How does a book’s popularity affect challenges? Where does intellectual freedom end and censorship begin? What does the First Amendment’s free expression clause really mean? Keynote Speaker: Alicia Defonzo, Instructor, English Department Panel Discussion: Associate Professor KaaVonia Hinton- Johnson, Department of Teaching and Learning in Education; Assistant Professor Elizabeth Groeneveld, Department of Women’s Studies; Assistant Professor Shenita Brazelton, Department of Political Science and Geography, and Ms. Lucinda Rush, Education Reference Services Librarian. Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Esinhart, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
    9/23/2014
    Old Dominion University Library, Learning Commons, Norfolk campus
    Hampton Blvd.
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Beth Esinhart or Alicia DeFonzo
    757-683-4044
    adefonzo@odu.edu or eesinhar@odu.edu




  • Sterling
    See Live Teens Read Banned and Challenged Books!
    Teens participating in Battle of the Books meetings on Sept. 23 will have their picture taken reading Eleanor and Park inside a booth. English classes are visiting on September 24 and 25 to hear about Banned Books Week as well as book talks for banned and challenged books. The students will be encouraged to check out books. The students will be writing reflectively about book banning afterwards. Our display also includes many banned and challenged books as well as a pictures of and information about the most frequently challenged books of 2013 with information about how obtain the book if it is not currently available in our library.
    September 24-26
    Park View High School
    400 W Laurel Ave
    Sterling, VA 20164
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kathleen Britto
    (571) 434-4500
    kathleen.britto@loudoun.gov




  • Virginia Beach
    Battle of the Banned
    Team of 2 - 5 adults will test their trivia skills based on the readings of 10 books from the top-100 list of Banned Books: •Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison •The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison •The Giver by Lois Lowry •Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling •A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein •Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman •The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky •Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan •To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee •And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson Team prizes will be awarded!
    Sept. 24, 2014
    Virginia Beach Public Library
    4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ashley Barrineau
    757- 385-2685
    abarrine@vbgov.com




  • Williamsburg
    Graffiti Tees for Teens
    Express yourself and celebrate your freedom to read by creating a graffiti tee shirt and sharing your favorite banned book! Call 259-4050 for details and to sign up; spaces limited.
    9/20/2014
    James City County Library
    7770 Croaker Rd.
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rachael Nelson
    757-259-4050
    rnelson@wrl.org




  • Woodbridge
    Caught Reading a Banned Book
    Come to Potomac Library and have your mug shot taken with a banned book! Either use your own camera or have us take the pic and we'll post it to our social media sites.
    9-21-14 to 9-27-14
    Potomac Community Library
    2201 Opitz Boulevard
    Woodbridge, VA 22191
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tracy M.
    703-792-8330
    tmcpeck@pwcgov.org




VT

  • Middlebury
    An Evening Without: Giving Voice To The Silenced
    The ACLU of Vermont presents An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:00 pm, Unitarian Church (off Charles Ave.), Middlebury. Vermont writers read from works that have been challenged, censored, or banned. This event is held during Banned Books Week (September 21-27) in celebration of the First Amendment. Admission by donation. Featured readers are Chris Bohjalian, Kathryn Davis, Ron Powers, Tanya Lee Stone, James M. Tabor, Ashley Wolff, Dana Yeaton. Emcee is ACLU-VT Executive Director Allen Gilbert. Parking for those with disabilities available at the church; other parking at nearby high school (watch for signs). For more information, go to www.acluvt.org, or call (802) 223-6304 x114.
    09/23/2014
    Unitarian Church
    2 Duane Court (off Charles Ave.)
    Middlebury, VT 05753
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Andrea Warnke
    (802) 223-6304 x114
    info@acluvt.org




WA

  • Seattle
    Banned! Books in Drag
    Join us at Neighbours Nightclub for a free evening of drag and literature for Banned! Books in Drag hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader! This event is 21 and over. Some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comedians will give performances inspired by their favorite works of literature. Check out our collection of titillating fiction, find your next great read or sit back and enjoy a combination of drag and literature that is too hot to have in a library building! The lineup includes performances from Aleksa Manila, Robbie Turner, La Saveona Hunt, Amora Dior Black, Atasha Manila, Isabella Extynn St. James, Ernie Von Schmaltz, comedian Abbey Drake, DJ Dewey Decimal and more. Celebrate the Freedom to Read. Banned: Books in Drag will be a night to remember! Notes This event is 21 and over. Registration and tickets are not required. This event is free (but drinks are not) and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Neighbours Nightclub
    1509 Broadway
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jared Mills
    206-386-1255
    jared.mills@spl.org




  • Seattle
    Challenging Your Freedom to Read
    Banned Books: Which and Why? Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Green Lake Branch Hot Topics for Seniors (And Senior Wannabees!) presents a discussion on "Banned Books: Which & Why?" Banned Book Films: 'Bless Me Ultima' Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2 – 5 p.m. Beacon Hill Branch Join us for a Banned Books Movie screening followed by a short discussion at the Beacon Hill Branch. Banned Books Story Time Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Capitol Hill Branch It is Banned Books Story Time at the Capitol Hill Library! Enjoy stories and songs celebrating the freedom to read. For children ages 3 to 8 and their families.
    The Seattle Public Library
    1000 Fourth Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Green Lake Branch
    206-386-4636
    amy.lawson@spl.org




  • Seattle
    Read Out for Banned Books Week
    The iSchool invites faculty, staff and students to celebrate the Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week. Come together with fellow book lovers and read out loud from your favorite banned books. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. (--Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights) We dedicate this event to our faculty, colleague and mentor Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, who passed away earlier this year. This event is sponsored by Information & Society Center (ISC). Join the conversation on Twitter with #readout4eliza and tweet your favorite banned books!
    September 19, 2014
    University of Washington Information School
    214 Summit Ave E
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ivette Bayo Urban
    206-999-0549
    ibayo@uw.edu




  • University of Washington's Information School
    Read-Out for Eliza sponsored by ISC at UW
    In honor of Eliza T. Dresang’s work, ISC, and in celebration of Banned Books Week, we invite faculty, staff and students to come together and Celebrate the Freedom to Read during the iFair*. If you are on campus, swing by we will have books there to read OR feel free to bring your own. For those who have been touched by her work and want to participate virtually, please post your own videos and use #readout4eliza * iFair is part of iWelcome week - Activities for incoming and current UW Information School students.
    September 19, 2014
    University of Washington MGH
    University of Washington's Information School, WA 98155
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ivette Bayo Urban
    305-905-5799
    ibayo@uw.edu




  • Vancouver
    WATCHMEN
    This Banned Books Week, the Uprise Books Project will be hosting a free showing of the film adaptation of WATCHMEN, the critically acclaimed Hugo Award-winning (and at least twice-challenged) graphic novel by Alan Moore. The event will be held at the historic Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland, Oregon.
    9/25/14
    Vancouver, Washington
    1011 Main Street
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Justin Stanley
    360-818-4335
    justin@uprisebooks.org




  • Walla Walla
    Pioneer Middle School Students Present Banned Books Week
    This event is being put on by middle school students in Dan Calzaretta's Language Arts and Social Studies classes as the culminating event to a month-long project based learning unit. Students will display their projects, as well as be on a panel with experts for a discussion.
    9/27/14
    Walla Walla Public Library
    450 Bridge St.
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Daniel Calzaretta
    509-386-7536
    dcalzaretta@wwps.org




WI

  • Fond du Lac
    Trivia and Discussion on Banned Books
    Join Marian's English Department for a panel discussion on censorship and trigger warnings followed by a night of fun trivia related to banned or challenged books. Marian University's Cardinal Meyer Library is also hosting a displayed selection of banned books.
    Monday, September 29
    Marian University
    45 S. National Avenue
    Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michele Keifenheim or Celina Chesney
    920-923-7641
    circdesk@marianuniversity.edu




  • Kenosha
    Panel Discussion: Freedom Of Expression: The “Subversiveness” of Comics, The Comics Code and Banning Books
    As part of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and the NEA Big Read at UW-Parkside, join us for a panel discussion on the role of cartoon art in the battle for freedom of speech. Panelists: Denis Kitchen, Scott Stantis, Tim Hamilton, Paul Buhle.
    September 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    UW-Parkside Main Stage Theater
    900 Wood Road
    Kenosha, WI 53141
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Paige Mano
    2625952238
    mano@uwp.edu




  • Madison
    Teaching with Banned Books
    Educators can enliven books in the classroom by accessing instructional resources about books that have been challenged help. Our online collection provides these resources for everyone to freely use. See: http://www.teachingbooks.net/BannedBooks
    TeachingBooks.net
    150 E. Gilman St.
    Madison, WI 53703
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Carin Bringelson
    608-257-2919
    carin@teachingbooks.net




  • Milwaukee
    ACLU Banned Book Celebration
    Our 7th Annual Banned Book Celebration! It's a costume party where we will have great folks read selections from some of their favorite banned/challenged books. Come celebrate your freedom to think. Dress as your favorite banned or challenged author or lit character and win prizes!!
    9/23/2014
    ACLU/Stonefly Brewery/Woodland Pattern
    735 E Center Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emilio De Torre
    414-305-8569
    edetorre@aclu-wi.org




WY

  • Cody
    Banned Books
    I will be reading aloud each day (from challenged books of course!).
    September 21st -27th
    Park County Library
    1500 Heart Mountain
    Cody, WY 82450
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Shelly Waidelich
    307-527-1889
    swaidelich@parkcountylibrary.org