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Midwest Region Library Project: Seeing Black in REaD

Woodland Christian Church 143 Woodland Ave, Columbus, OH, United States

The Midwest Region Library Project: Seeing Black in REaD Woodland Christian Church 143 Woodland Ave, Columbus, OH 43203 Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 10 a.m. – 11 am. The Columbus (OH) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has the perfect FREE MIDS Impact Day of Service designed just for you, family, and friends! ... Read More

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Banned Book Week at the Little Free Library at Chateau

The Little Free Library at Chateau Chateau, Broadway & Esselstyne Streets, Cape Vincent, NY, United States

Free People Read Freely Join us as we mark Banned Book Week (October 1-7, 2023) at the Little Free Library at Chateau!

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Banned Book Week Events and Resources at Ink-a-Dink Bookstore

Virtual Event

Supporting Banned Book Week Childress Ink Product Development Company and our affiliate online bookstore, Ink-a-Dink.com, brings attention to book banning and reasons why you need to care. We are strongly against book bans of any kind. Rather, these books are needed and necessary and serve as opportunities for much-needed dialog and discussion, a subject I ... Read More

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Books Unite Us Censorship Divides Us @ Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, United States

All 37 Buffalo & Erie County (NY) Public Libraries are participating in a community awareness and informational campaign beginning with Banned Books Week. To help spread the word about the increasing number of book challenges, Libraries are offering special edition freedom to read library cards for those who live, work or attend school in Erie ... Read More

Banned Books Bash

Hygge House Books 57 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States

We're kicking off Banned Books Week with a bash for all ages from 12:00 -3:00 p.m. Drop in any time, or stay for the day. 12 PM -- Banned Book Tasting Browse our “buffet” of banned books. Take the time and care to evaluate them for yourself 1 PM -- Banned Book “READ OUT” Participate ... Read More

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Banned Books Week at Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College Redbud Learning Center 3535 N Ellison, San Antonio, United States

Celebrate your right to read. Check out the NVC library programs to honor banned books week.

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Banned Books Giveaway

University of Michigan Library 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Stop by for a free book! To mark Banned Books Week, we're giving away copies of some recently published books that have been banned or challenged because they address sexuality, race, gender, and other topics. All are welcome. Join us on the Diag in front of the Hatcher Library at the University of Michigan, Ann ... Read More

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Banned Books Giveaway

University of Michigan Library 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Stop by for a free book! To mark Banned Books Week, we're giving away copies of some recently published books that have been banned or challenged because they address sexuality, race, gender, and other topics. All are welcome. Join us on the Diag in front of the Hatcher Library at the University of Michigan, Ann ... Read More

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Wednesdays of Wonder – Banned Books Week

Cambridge Public Library - O'Neill Branch 70 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA, United States

Come to the library for games and a different activity each week! Kids of all ages can hang out and do crafts or STEAM activities. No registration required. On 10/4 we'll be celebrating Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! There will be crafts, giveaways, and trivia!

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Banned Books Week Teen Event

Stirling Road Branch Library 26.0483656, Hollywood, FL, United States

Join the Teen Advisory Board of the Stirling Road Branch Library for a Banned Books Week event. Create bookmarks, write to your favorite author, and enjoy refreshments and light bites. Plus, the first 20 teens to arrive will receive a free copy of a banned book.

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Banned Books Giveaway

University of Michigan Library 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Stop by for a free book! To mark Banned Books Week, we're giving away copies of some recently published books that have been banned or challenged because they address sexuality, race, gender, and other topics. All are welcome. Join us on the Diag in front of the Hatcher Library at the University of Michigan, Ann ... Read More

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Banned Books Week TRIVIA

Hygge House Books 57 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States

We are celebrating our freedom to read with Banned Books Trivia in the store on Friday, October 6! Grab a group of free-minded souls to test your knowledge of history, culture, and censorship as it pertains to banned and challenged books. Teams will spread out throughout the store and take part in 5 rounds of ... Read More

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Banned Books & Birthday Bones Bash at Dungeon’s Gate!

Dungeon's Gate 2525 N Ankeny Blvd, Ste 101, Ankeny, IA, United States

Join us at Dungeon's Gate Saturday October 7, from 10-10 & help us celebrate Banned Books Week *AND* Olive's 4th Birthday at our Banned Books & Birthday Bones Bash!!! Enjoy Birthday Bone Treats! Join Olive for a Banned Books Read-In, at 1 PM & at 4 PM, featuring banned picture books: Red, A Crayon's Story ... Read More

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Book Giveaway!

Sidecar Home Market 100 S Woodland Blvd, DeLand, DeLand, FL, United States

In response to book bans throughout Florida and the United States, local pride organizations, nonprofits, and businesses in DeLand, Florida, are coming together to hold a book giveaway for all ages at Sidecar Home Market in Downtown DeLand. Special thanks to Sidecar Home Market, The DeLand Quakers, The West Volusia Beacon, The Muse Bookshop, The ... Read More

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Banned Books Week Celebration at Bookish Emporium

Bookish Emporium of Arkansas 513 W Main Street, Heber Springs, AR, United States

Come out and celebrate the Freedom to Read! All week long we will be promoting and celebrating books that others deem unworthy for all because they didn't like it. We will be hosting a Read Out from 12-2 pm. What is a banned read out? It's a gathering of people who stand with the banned ... Read More

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LCAC Family Fun Day & Read-In

Lafayette Public Library 301 W. Congress St, Lafayette, LA, United States

Come celebrate FREADom with us at this family-friendly event! Dress up as your favorite character from a banned or challenged book. We'll have door prizes, games, and readings from challenged books from across Louisiana!

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Banned Books Reading & Book Swap

Rose Wagner Theater SLC, UT 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Under the Umbrella Bookstore (UTU) is doing something about book bans. As a special event for Damn These Heels Film Fest, UTU is putting on a Banned Books Reading and Book Swap Oct. 14 to educate about the dangers of book bans and how to push back against them. Participants are encouraged to bring a ... Read More

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