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City Lit Theater Company Presents: Books on the Chopping Block (Mount Prospect Library)

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Celebrate your freedom to read by joining us for a virtual presentation of dramatic readings by City Lit Theater Company featuring the American Library Association’s list of top 10 most challenged books of 2019. City Lit has performed this annual event since 2006 and is excited to showcase these books and to engage with you about censorship and the freedom to read during a Q&A session following the readings.

Banned Books Week is an annual event that highlights the importance and benefits of free and open access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting book challenges occurring across the United States. For a complete list of the top 10 most challenged books, click here. To view City Lit’s trailer of the program, click here.

This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.