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Banned Book read-a-loud

September 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs, continuous readings of banned and challenged books. This year, we will join the action by hosting a read-aloud of banned books, explaining their importance and sharing their words. Join us virtually or in-person on Monday, September 19th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Fant Library’s Tiered Classroom for a live and streaming read-aloud. You can share your reading live or submit a recorded reading.

Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book and discussing its importance.


September 19, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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John C. Fant Memorial Library
1200 5th Avenue S
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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