Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship. Are you hosting an event for Banned Books Week? Putting up a display? Let us know about it, and we’ll share it here for the world to find!

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What YOU Can Do to Defend the Right to Read: Award-Winning Librarian Extraordinaire Martha Hickson With Special Guest Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket!

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice 12 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ

Award-winning librarian Martha Hickson at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice to enlighten us about the state of censorship & what YOU can do to defend the right to read (& with a very special guest appearance by Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket!) In schools & libraries around the country, extremists are attempting to ... Read More


Meet the Author: Ryan Estrada

Virtual Event

The author of the graphic memoirs Banned Book Club, Occulted and No Rules Tonight, Ryan Estrada has worked with many people who changed their lives, and the world, by reading banned books. Join the artist/author for a stimulating discussion on why books are banned and what we gain from reading them. Please register. You will be emailed a link no later ... Read More

Banned Comic Books

St. Louis Public Library - Central Library 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Who’s afraid of comic books? Book bans across Missouri and the U.S. have often targeted graphic novels and comic books, especially those that depict issues of gender, sexuality and race. New Missouri laws will punish educators and school librarians who provide restricted materials to students with fines and jail time. This event considers banned comic books ... Read More


Intellectual Freedom – Banned Books Week Event

Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD

MLA Intellectual Freedom Panel and Salisbury University Libraries in conjunction with the Wicomico Public Library and the Eastern Shore Regional Libraries (ESRL) are hosting a Banned Book Week Event calling attention to current efforts to censor books, the impact such efforts have, and underscores the importance of the freedom to read. Please join us virtually ... Read More