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Freedom to Read Month

September 4 - September 30
Sherrill Library and Moriarty Library, 89 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Celebrating Our Freedom to Read through the month of September, Sherrill and Moriarty Library are displaying books that have been challenged due to their subject matter. Come find out why! We will have: Game & Raffle to Win Banned Books Mug Lady Liberty Photo-Op Zine-Making in the Maker Space Collaborative Banned Book Mad Lib Creators-on-Censorship Display Freedom to Read Banner Signing Top-Ten Most Challenge Books on Display Free Keepsake Buttons & Postcards

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Censorship Silences Voices — Curated Book Display

September 7 - September 30
UNLV Teacher Development & Resources Library, 4504 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3009 United States
Free

In honor of Banned Books Week 2018 — join the TDRL for an exploration of the impact of silencing voices. The contemporary section of our Curated Display highlights works whose content & themes make them vulnerable to challenge, restriction, removal, or banning. The historical section of the display invites us to reflect on what our world would be like without the groundbreaking works of these writers, artists, & scientists.  

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Banned Books Week: Book Review Contest

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm HST
Kailua Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 United States
Free

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a banned book! Open to teens 13+ years old and all adults. Read one of 40 banned books on display at Kailua-Kona Public Library. Write a brief review of the book and be entered into a drawing for a $25 Kona Stories gift certificate or a $25 book sale gift certificate from the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK). A total of four prizes will be awarded. See library staff for entry forms. The…

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Support Your Freedom to Read!

September 16 - September 30
Holderness Free Library, 866 US Rt. 3
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Free

The Holderness Free Library will have a display on banned and challenged books, along with information about Banned Books Week.

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Banned Books Display

September 17 - September 28
Moseley School and Sixth Form, Wake Green Road, Moseley
Birmingham, West Mids B13 9UU United Kingdom

Collecting every book in our library that has been banned or challenged to show the students how libraries and other organisations fight to keep the freedom to read and write.

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Banned Books Week “Guess the Title” Contest

September 20 - October 10
Sandwich High School & STEM Academy, 365 Quaker Meeting House Rd
East Sandwich, MA 02537 United States
Free

Come to the library to see the display on Banned Books Week. Read descriptions of 5 books that have been covered up with brown bags. Can you guess which books they are?  Fill out entry slip and you may win a prize!

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Censorship Thrives in the Dark

September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 9:00 pm MDT
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 United States
Free

A week long examination of the ways books are censored in Utah with specific examples pulled from local news sources and a special info-graphic for juvenile readers about "red flagged" books in schools that require parental permission before they can be read.

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Banned Books Week at Southwest Middle School

September 23 - September 29
Southwest Middle School Palm Bay FL, 451 Eldron Blvd
Palm Bay, FL 32909 United States
Free

Several events planned during the week, including a display where books are covered with brown paper bags and the reason they are banned written on them; six-word summaries of the banned books students have read; photo booth with banned books; teacher display of the banned books they have read.

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Stop in and Scrawl: #DearBannedAuthor

September 23 - September 30
Scrawl Books, 11911 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA 20190 United States

Stop in and write a postcard to your favorite banned author! During Banned Books Week (September 23-29), readers can write to their favorite banned or challenged authors, sharing what their stories mean to them.

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Banned Books Week at Waldport Public Library (Waldport, Oregon)

September 23 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Waldport Public Library, 460 Hemlock
WALDPORT, OR 97394 United States

It’s National Banned Books Week! Join the Waldport Library in celebrating your freedom to seek and express ideas. Read a banned or challenged book. Learn more about banned or challenged books: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned In the Waldpport Banned Books Week display, by the Humprey Bogart stand-up, there are mystery cards on the shelving. On the back of each mystery card there is a mystery question. For example: "In 2013, this book was challenged for these reasons: occult/Satanism, religious viewpoint, and offensive language."…

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Alt Rebels Freedom Book Rides

September 24 - September 29
All Suffolk Public Libary Locations, Suffolk, VA United States
Free

This weeklong event during Banned Books Week will take place throughout all three library locations with a banned book scavenger hunt for all ages. Free books will be secretly hidden around the libraries (look for the Freedom Book Ride Buses) with a prize drawing held for those who find books and post about it by tagging SPL on social media and using these hashtags: #FreedomBookRide2018 #SuffolkPublicLibrary

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Don’t Read These Books!

September 24 - September 28
Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway
Woodhaven, NY 11421 United States

Help us celebrate Banned Books Week. Browse our selection of banned books, then tell us about your favorite banned book and win a prize of (almost) insurmountable glory!

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Speak Out Video

September 24 - September 30
Parkland College Library, 2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821 United States
Free

Every couple of years we make a new short movie to celebrate banned books week. This year's movie features a studying student who gets a surprising disruption. Librarian Eric swoops in to save the day by speaking out against banning books!

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Silence Will Not Fall: Banned Books Week Display

September 24 - September 30
McDaniel College Hoover Library, 2 College Hill MD
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
Free

This year, McDaniel College's Hoover Library went nerdy with its Banned Books Week display, featuring the ever-intimidating Silence from Doctor Who. Hoover Library will be featuring banned books and sharing facts about book banning all week long, so check us out on Facebook (HooverLibraryMcDanielCollege), Twitter (@HooverLibraryMD), and Instagram (hooverlibrarymd) to join in the fun!

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Grosse Pointe Public Library Banned Books Week Display

September 24 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236 United States

The GPPL will have a Banned Books display at all three of our branches to bring awareness to the importance of freedom to ready and to let patrons know books continue to be challenged today.

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - September 29 @ 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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Banned Books Week Display

September 25 - September 29
Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, 1871 Old Main
Shippenburg, PA 17257 United States
Free

Come take a mug shot when you're caught reading banned books, write a postcard to a banned author, or pick up a coloring sheet.

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University of Connecticut Banned Books Week

September 25 - September 29
Homer Babbidge Library, 369 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06269 United States
Free

We've rounded up some of our favorite banned books and roped them off from the public! We're holding them in a glass display case. Don't worry -- we've covered up our display case. These books are too dangerous to even be seen! Curious patrons are invited to come and peek at our library's collection of banned books, then share their thoughts about the books we've banned.

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Match the Book to the Ban

September 25 - September 29
Allen Memorial Library, VCSU, 101 College St SE
Valley City, ND 58072 United States

Test your banned book knowledge by trying to match up banned books with the reason they were banned! The person with the most correct matches will win a prize!

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Banned Books Week

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Bucyrus Public Library, 200 E. Mansfield St
Bucyrus, OH 44820 United States
Free

Displays highlighting banned books (a mixture of classics and newer titles.) Displays will also include articles about attempts to ban books, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought. There will also be a special display in the manga/graphic novel section.

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Censura a impressos no Brasil: da colônia aos dias atuais – Censorship to printed in Brazil: from the colony to the present day

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Biblioteca Central da Universidade de Brasília, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Gleba A, UnB
Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70910-900 Brazil
Free

This lecture will present the multiple facets of censorship of books and periodicals in Brazil, going through all historical periods since the colonization. There will also be some censored titles that we have in the Rare Books Sector, such as the periodicals Correio Braziliense periodicals (1808), Pasquim e Movimento, the book Mein Kampf of Hitler, among others.

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Banned Books Week at Marist College: Uncensored Readings & Banned Book Bingo

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 25, 2018

One event on September 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

Marist College, 3399 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
Free

Join the Cannavino Library at Marist College in recognizing Banned Books Week for the first time at Marist this September 23rd through the 29th! The annual Banned Books Week event celebrates everyone’s unhindered right to read. Join us for Banned Book Bingo and Uncensored Readings! Banned Book Bingo will take place on Monday, September 24th, 7 - 9:00 pm in the Cabaret and Uncensored Readings will be on Monday, September 24th and Tuesday, September 25th from 12 - 4:00 pm…

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - September 30 @ 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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Harvard Law School 3rd Annual Read-Out

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Harvard Law School Library: front steps, 1545 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Bring your lunch and join us on the steps of the HLS Library as members of the Harvard community read excerpts from our favorite banned books. We’ll be reading from classic literature, children’s picture books, and everything in between! If you’re Harvard faculty, student, or staff and would like to be a reader, please contact Meg Kribble in the Library (mkribble@law) by Friday, September 21, and we’ll add you to the roster–or just show up with a banned book

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Film Viewing: Good Morning, Vietnam

September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Mt. San Antonio College Library, 1100 N. Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789 United States
Free

In honor of Banned Books Week, Mt. SAC students voted to watch the film, Good Morning, Vietnam.  Join us to watch the film and see how individuals deal with attempts to censor the news.

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Banned Books Out Loud

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
Free

Library Staff will be reading aloud from Banned Books in the Children's Library at the Rochambeau Library. Kids five and up may stop in to enjoy excerpts from Banned Books and color along!

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Intellectual Freedom Panel

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Kingsville Public Library, 6006 Academy Street
Kingsville, OH 44048 United States
Free

Banned Book Week, September 24th -29th, is the annual celebration of the Freedom to Read and the Kingsville Public Library will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of intellectual freedom and censorship of books throughout the U.S. Join us September 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Simak Welcome Center to engage with our community panel members as we discuss the importance of your right to read! Esteemed panel members for the evening will be: KSUA Library…

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Banned Books Jeopardy

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, 1871 Old Main
Shippenburg, PA 17257 United States
Free

We'll take banned books for $1000, Alex.

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—St. Louis, Missouri

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Tesseract Theatre, 3224 Locust St
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
Free

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works.

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Buffalo, New York

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Nichols School Reading Room, Albright Hall 1250 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States
Free

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works. Buffalo, NY, based actor, director, and theatre educator Kristen Tripp Kelley will direct Nichols high school…

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Censored: Inside the Lord Chamberlain’s Office (British Library)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£8 – £12

When: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:00 – 20:30 Where: Knowledge Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Tickets: From £8 to £12 via British Library. Additional information: Web |+44 (0)1937 546546 | boxoffice@bl.uk 50 years after the Lord Chamberlain’s Office stopped censoring British theatre,Kathryn Johnson, Steve Nicholson and Dan Rebellato shed light on the inner workings of the former ‘fun police’. They are joined by writer and director Vinay Patel, author of the smash-hit BBC drama Murdered by My Father, who writes a short scene especially for the occasion which is performed and…

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Banned Books Week Discussion: The Freedom to Read

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
Free

Our local school librarian will lead a discussion, co-facilitated with students from the two local high schools, of the freedom to read and ways it is threatened. The audience will discuss books that have been challenged or banned in recent years, with a focus on the ALA's top 10 most challenged books of 2017. Why were these books challenged, and what are the best ways to respond to those challenges. Each of the high-school students will also talk about her…

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Some Rights Reserved: Speaking out against book censorship in South Carolina

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
James F. Byrnes High School, 150 E Main St
Duncan, SC

The librarians at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC, will use the money awarded to them from the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week grant to purchase copies of 3 recently challenged books in South Carolina, The Hate U Give, All-American Boys, and Some Girls Are. We will also purchase copies of Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena which was part of a challenge in Arizona in 2011-2012. Students in English classes will participate in…

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Banned Books Read-Out

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Texas State University, 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666 United States
Free

Alkek Library will observe Banned Books Week 2018 by celebrating our freedom to read during the annual Read-Out. Alkek Library invites the Texas State community to read from their favorite Banned Book on September 26th, 2018. Readings will take place from 10am-2pm in the Alkek Library Open Theater on the main floor. We will have a selection of books available for you to choose or bring your own. Sign up for a 5 minute reading spot here: http://bit.ly/readout2018 Don't feel like…

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Banning Books Silences Stories Workshop & Freeze Mob

September 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:05 pm CDT
University of West Florida John C. Pace Library, 11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 32
Pensacola, FL 32514 United States
Free

Banned Books Week gives students the opportunity to support free expression and intellectual freedom. Books tell stories and everyone’s stories should have the right to be heard! Don’t be silent, speak out against censorship by joining us Wednesday, September 26th, as we celebrate Banned Books Week and promote the freedom to read. Our "Banning Books Silences Stories" workshop will start at 11:15 in the Great Good Place of the University of West Florida John C. Pace Library followed by a…

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 1 @ 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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Afternoon Conversations Real Life Rebel: Telling Her Story

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Morgan Memorial Library, 443 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434 United States
Free

Margaret Tolbert will discuss her book, "Resilience in the Face of Adversity," about growing up in Suffolk during the Civil Rights struggle and overcoming adversity during that time.

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UNLV Libraries Banned Books Buffet

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
UNLV Lied Library, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89145 United States
Free

Explore a banned or challenged book at the UNLV University Libraries Banned Books Buffet on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 2-4 p.m. in the Amargosa Room at Lied Library in Las Vegas. Celebrate your freedom to read and right to choose during Banned Books Week! Every year there are hundreds of attempts to remove banned books from schools and libraries. The Banned Books Buffet is an annual event celebrating your right to choose what to read. Explore books like Catcher in the…

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Banned Books Reading

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States
Free

In conjunction with Banned Books Week on Sept. 23-29, 2018, Muskegon Community College will host an event on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. Excerpts will be read from books that have been challenged and banned in schools, libraries, and communities across the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Banned Books Week is coordinated by the Banned Books Week Coalition, an international alliance of diverse organizations,…

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Drag Queen Story Hour Reads Banned Books

September 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
Free

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like--drag queens read children's books and lead creative activities promoting imagination and freedom of self-expression. In honor of Banned Books Week, we'll be reading books from the ALA's Top Ten Banned Books of 2017 list. Half of the books on the list were challenged for LGBTQ themes, so this story hour could not be more needed to ensure that these important stories are not silenced. Co-hosted by Drag Queen Story Hour…

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Banned Bookmarks

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Shreve Memorial Library, 363 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA 71103 United States
Free

Teens will create perler bead bookmarks inspired by banned book covers. They will also get to say why the freedom to read is important to them, and we'll upload it to our YouTube channel.

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Banned Books Week Discussion

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System, 823 Telfair St
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
Free

Program For Teens ~ Grades 6-12 Discuss your favorite banned books, the reasons why they were banned, and ways we can celebrate these books and our freedom to read. We’ll also showcase the Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out videos you create! Details about Virtual Read Out: Banned Books week is a celebration of the freedom to read. We recognize the books that have been challenged for whatever reason and celebrate their impact on the world. We’re celebrating Banned Books…

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Escape Room – Banned Books Week

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Central Branch Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
Free

Celebrate your freedom to read with a Banned Books Week-inspired escape room challenge! It seems some of our favorite novels have begun to mysteriously disappear from our stacks. We need your help solving a series of riddles, puzzles, and clues to figure out where they have gone. If you are up to the task, please inquire immediately! It's a great chance to bond with family & friends. Think you can solve the mystery in time?  For ages 16 and up.…

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I Totes Read Banned Books Craft

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Connection Branch Library, 2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
Free

Celebrate Banned Books Week at the Connection Library! Decorate a tote bag with your favorite quote from a banned book. Support freedom of expression and fashionably rock your reading uncensored! All supplies provided. Registration Required. Free parking after 4 p.m. at the 2100 Crystal Drive parking garage.

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Anarchy in the Stacks: DIY Book Making Workshop

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Morgan Memorial Library, 443 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434 United States
Free

On this date, we bring you a DIY Workshop open to adults and teens interested in the “forbidden” craft of bookmaking. All materials provided. Registration is required.

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Banned Book Celebration

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Book Cottage, 1901 Horton Rd
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
Free

Join us in discussing your favorite banned book. We will talk about why they were banned and celebrate how many you have read! Food will be available at the Whimsical Cottage Cafe, this event is free!

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Banned Books Week Lecture: Utopian Communities

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
Free

We all dream of living in the perfect society. What is the history of utopianism and what kinds of experiments have there been in the U.S.? Why do a few succeed, but most fail? What social conditions make people want to escape into a utopia? Celebrate Banned Books Week and get the answers to these questions in a talk with Mary McCutcheon, a former professor of anthropology at George Mason University from 1988 to 2004. Learn about controversial utopian thinkers and writers. The Arlington Public…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Denver, Colorado

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works.

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UK Drill & Grime–What’s the Problem?

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£7 – £10

How is music that reflects the lives of marginalised youths on inner-city estates treated in the UK? Part of Free Word’s upcoming THIS IS PRIVATE Season, launching 5 September 2018. “This is how it’s been from the beginning, it’s just that everyone is hearing about it now.” South London rapper Giggs spoke out in 2010 about the forced cancellations of his shows by the Met Police using the risk assessment Form 696. 8 years later, Form 696 has been scrapped, yet UK…

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Banned Books Week Talk

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Logan Library, 255 N Main St
Logan, UT 84321 United States
Free

Join us for "Intellectual Freedom: A Value for the Left and the Right," a presentation by Wanda Huffaker, Chair of the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Logan Library and the Friends of the Logan Library.

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Los Angeles, California

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$10

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works.

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 2 @ 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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Lunch+Learn with Laura Moriarty: Censorship

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
Free

Banned Books Week is recognized Sept. 23-29, 2018. New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty will speak about censorship. Her own book, "American Heart", subjected to harsh treatment by the press, nonetheless is an enduring young/new adult favorite. Stop by the bookshop prior to the event for your Salsa St Mexican Grill special discount carryout coupon, and enjoy a delicious lunch while you learn!

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Panel Discussion

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Mt. San Antonio College Library, 1100 N. Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789 United States
Free

In this panel discussion, two presenters will discuss unique aspects of silencing voices: The Long Civil Rights/Chicanx Movement Four Dangerous Works There will be time for Q&A following the presentations.

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Celebrating All Stories

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Cambridge Public Library – O’Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

Come to a family read-out in celebration of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Activities for a range of ages will relate to intellectual freedom and opposing censorship.

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Banned Bookmarks

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Shreve Memorial Library, 363 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA 71103 United States

Teens will create perler bead bookmarks inspired by banned book covers. They will also get to say why the freedom to read is important to them, and we'll upload it to our YouTube channel.

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Banned Books Out Loud at the Cranston Public Library

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905 United States
Free

The ACLU of RI and Cranston Public Library are honoring Banned Books Week (September 23-29) and the freedom to read with an event to educate people about books, the first amendment and censorship. The program will feature Rhode Island authors reading short passages from their favorite banned books. This program is free and open to the public. Our confirmed participants include: Adam Braver Mary Cappello Thalia Field Rick Moody Eleni Sikelianos Mike Stanton Glenn Stout Jean Walton Michael Willhoite A…

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Exploring Freedom of Expression

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Chapel Hill Public Library hosts a lively conversation about the importance of intellectual freedom, the negative effects of censorship, and the need for authentic voices and storytelling in all forms of writing. Featured speakers include Author Dr. Zelda Lockhart and Cartoonist/Rapper/Multimedia Artist Keith Knight.

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Banned Bookopoly

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cuyahoga County Public Library Beachwood Branch, 25501 Shaker Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122 United States
free

Celebrate Banned Books Week and test your knowledge of challenged books. Come prepared to participate in challenges, journey through a giant board game and maybe win a prize. Light snacks served.   Register here: http://cuyahoga.libnet.info/event/785322?registration=true

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Banned Books Quiz V

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AKDT
49th State Brewing Co., 717 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
Free

It’s time for our Fifth Annual Banned Books Pub Quiz! Join Anchorage Public Library as we celebrate our freedom to discover! This year’s pub quiz promises to be better than ever. Questions will cover all areas of censorship throughout history, so be prepared for anything. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Not Last, and Best Team Name. Teams should have no more than eight people. In the spirit of Banned Books Week, this quiz will not be censored.…

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Lifting the Curtain: Theatre and Censorship (British Library)

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£10 – £15

When: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 19:00 – 20:30 Where: Knowledge Centre, The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Tickets: From £10 to £15 via British Library Additional information: Web | +44 (0)1937 546546 | boxoffice@bl.uk With Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Richard Eyre, Gillian Slovo and Ella Hickson 50 years since the Lord Chamberlain was stripped of his power to censor plays, we examine playwriting in the UK and freedom of expression. Join director Richard Eyre and playwrights Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Gillian Slovo and…

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Banned Book Buttons

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
The Connection Branch Library, 2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
Free

Celebrate Banned Books Week! Make a button from a variety of designs or from your favorite banned book. Supplies will be provided, until we run out. Kids in grade 5 and younger must have adult supervision to use the button maker. RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking after 4 p.m. at the 2100 Crystal Drive parking garage.

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - October 3 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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A Talk With James Tager, HLS ’13

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Harvard Law School WCC 1010, 1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

James Tager, HLS ’13 and Deputy Director, Free Expression Research and Policy at PEN America, will speak about contemporary issues related to banning books. Lunch will be available first come, first served; no RSVP necessary.

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Censorship with English PEN & Royal Court Theatre

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Sloane Square, Chelsea
London, SW1W 8AS United Kingdom
£8

In 1968, the Royal Court Theatre helped bring about the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain’s censorship powers. But even today, 50 years later, we continue to be challenged by the complexities of freedom of political expression and self-censorship. This panel discussion explores how artists and programmers continue to reconcile truth-telling with genuine political jeopardy and contemporary cultural politics, both nationally and internationally. Panellists will include Anthony Burton (chair, Royal Court Theatre), Anthony Neilson (playwright and director) and Anna Wakulik (playwright). The event will be chaired by Ritula…

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Banned Books Battle

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Roger B. Francis Branch Library, 52655 N. Ironwood Rd.
South Bend, IN 46635 United States
Free

Wrap up Banned Books Week by testing your knowledge of America's most frequently challenged books at the Francis branch (52655 N. Ironwood Rd. South Bend, IN). Pizza provided! Teams of 4-7 recommended. Individuals are welcome and will be assigned to a group. Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Call 574-282-4641 for more information.

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Annual Banned Books Read Aloud

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Foggy Pine Books, 471 W. King St
Boone, NC 28607

Every year we gather together to discuss the past year’s most banned books and books that received backlash in our own community. We also invite community members to sign up to read a selection from a favorite banned book. Each reader discusses why their book was important to them and how they would’ve been affected if they’d never been allowed to read it.

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Saboteurs Café a Pub Trivia Night: Literary Rebels

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Brick and Mortar Brewing Company, 212 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434 United States
Free

On this date, we bring you a Pub Trivia Night for adults focused on banned books and literary rebels. Teams will compete in this literary themed trivia, as well as have the opportunity to enter a costume contest for the best dressed banned book character or author. Prizes awarded for trivia winners and best dressed! Limit 6 players per team. Trivia will be hosted by Brick and Mortar Brewing Company 212 E. Washington St. Suffolk, VA.

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Beyond Censorship: Power, Silencing and Resistance

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, Westminster
London, SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
Free

When: Friday 28 September, 7-9pm Where: Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place SW1A 2HE (Directions) Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite Please join the Authors’ Club, Media Diversified, the Jhalak Prize and Index on Censorship for a discussion of the ways in which dissenting voices are structurally silenced and the many ways of resistance. A distinguished panel of writers will share their own experiences and works on how institutions and structures operate in subtle legal ways to silence voices that are…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Dallas, Texas

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S Tyler St
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
Free

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). A provocative cabaret-style performance showcasing excerpts from Tony Award-winning plays and musicals such as Rent, Cabaret, Fun Home, and Angels in America, these productions are widely challenged by those who desire to censor the literary community due to the content and/or language of works. However, they will find their voices again on the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage. Working with the TNT (Teenagers And…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Atlanta, Georgia

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
Free

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works.

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Banned Books Week Open Mic

September 29
Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
Free

Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 23 - 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. Celebrate our local authors and artists as they take to the stage and speak out against censorship. Bring something to read (an excerpt from a banned book, maybe?) or something to play (protest songs seem appropriate, yes?) and join Ellen…

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Banned Book Buttons

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
The Connection Branch Library, 2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
Free

Celebrate Banned Books Week! Make a button from a variety of designs or from your favorite banned book. Supplies will be provided, until we run out. Kids in grade 5 and younger must have adult supervision to use the button maker. RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking after 4 p.m. at the 2100 Crystal Drive parking garage.

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Banned Book Week at the Warehouse

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Friends’ Used Book Store at the Warehouse, 8456 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
Free

The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are participating in Banned Books Week. Check out our display when you are shopping. Grab a coloring sheet and enter our coloring contest. Pick up a free Banned Book Week bookmark. Most of all, find hundreds of banned and challenged books on our shelves. We are open Mondays 5:30-7:30 pm Wednesdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Indy Celebrates the Freedom to Read!

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - October 4 @ 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 29, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
Free – $10

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is celebrating the freedom to read and expression of ideas during Banned Books Week! This year, Ball State University English professor Rai Peterson will be living in the front window of KVML as our prisoner. For the entire week she will be imprisoned behind a wall of banned books, while joining the community in exploring censorship and challenged works. From September 24-29, we invite you to join our prisoner for readings and discussions with…

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Riverhead Pop-Up Reading Room: Banned Books Week

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Greenway Terrace, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Free

You’re invited to the latest installment of Riverhead’s open-air, thematically curated pop-up reading rooms! September’s pop-up is in honor of Banned Books Week; join us in celebrating the freedom to read as we feature books and authors from the Riverhead collection that have been challenged in schools and libraries around the country, or address themes or topics that inspire passionate discussion, from startling subversions of religion in Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed novel The Kite Runner to profoundly honest explorations of sexuality and oppression…

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Virtual Read Out

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
Free

Stand up against censorship by participating in a virtual read out! We will record you reading a banned or challenged book on iMovie. Then, we will guide you through the editing process, and we will post them to YouTube for Banned Books Week! This event is for teens ages 12-18.

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The Underground Art Show: Works Inspired by Banned Books

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435 United States
Free

On this date, we challenge all ages to create a piece of art based off of a banned book for an open reception where all the art will be displayed, judged, and winners will receive a prize. Passive art-making stations will also be set up. Art submissions will be accepted September 1st through the 28th at all three branches. You will be asked to fill out a submission form when dropping off your piece.

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Books on the Chopping Block

September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

Multiple, Chicago, IL United States
Free

Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom. The program lasts approximately 60 minutes. Schedule: Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM - Sulzer Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL Monday 9/24, 6:30PM - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL ​Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM - Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL​ Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM - Mt. Prospect Library…

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Banned Books Trivia

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road
Houston, TX 77084 United States
$5

All week in store, you can come by and see our Banned Books display and learn about books banned throughout history. To wrap up Banned Books Week, we're hosting a Banned Books Trivia Night. There will be a $5 entry fee, the proceeds of which will be donated to The American Booksellers for Free Expression, whose mission is to promote and protect the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books. There will be prizes for the top three scores and…

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Banned Books Week Party at Brothers 2018!

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
brothers lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68105 United States
Free

Celebrate Banned Books Week with your friends from Solid Jackson Books, Dundee Book Company, and Brothers Lounge! We'll have a trivia game and other activities. Plus beer, cocktails, and darts! Grab a pint or two, join the conversation about why it's important to keep free speech free, and stick it to the book-burners by perusing important books that some want to label as obscene. And some that are obscene, but only in the best ways. A selection of banned and…

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Banned Books Bingo

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States
$15

To celebrate Banned Books Week this year, we're doing banned book-themed bingo night! There will be 6 rounds, all different themes, and one winner per round. Winners will be awarded Strand goodies and prizes. The evening will be bookended (get it?!) by performances by our invited Queen of the Banned, SOL! SOL is a Non-Binary Drag Queen from New York City. You can follow him on Instagram at @soldefinition Darius C. Soler, professionally known as ‘SOL’ is an NYC born and bred…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Houston, Texas

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Queensbury Theatre, 12777 Queensbury Ln
Houston, TX 77024 United States

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Fun Home, Spring Awakening, and The Laramie Project, among other notable works. Join Producing Executive Director, Marley Singletary, who will direct Equity actors and Tribble School for the…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Nashville, Tennessee

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209 United States
Donation

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works. Artistic director, Vali Forrister, with Actor’s Bridge Ensemble will host the Nashville, Tennessee regional production. Refreshments will be…

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BANNED: Artists & Censorship

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 United States
Free

Join us for a question and answer panel featuring author Kathy MacMillan, illustrator Sara Lautman, and Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The panel will discuss the First Amendment, the arts, intellectual freedom, and advice for artists who find their work challenged. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. The event will be held in room 107 of the CALT building on AACC's west campus off West Campus Drive when accessed from Governor…

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Chicago, Illinois

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Free

Join the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, as they present Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2018 (September 23-29). This lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. The performances will feature selections from Chicago, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works, with a libretto by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures), and J.T. Rogers (Oslo, Blood and Gifts). Ray…

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