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AFT New Mexico Celebrates Banned Books Week!

Virtual Event

AFT New Mexico is spending this week celebrating banned books and our fervent support of ensuring all students and Americans have the freedom to read what they choose! As educators, we know protecting our students’ right to read is a value we all share. To support our week of celebrations, we are doing the following: ... Read More

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 Week at Cranbury Public Library

Cranbury Public Library 30 Park Place W, Cranbury, NJ, United States

Cranbury Pubic Library is celebrating Banned Books Week all month long. We've compiled a reading list of the top 101 most banned and challenged books in our collection. We're encouraging everyone to read at least one book from the list this month, and all participants will receive a Let Freedom Read bookmark from the ALA ... 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


Banned Books Week Trivia Night

Quincy Hall 4001 Fairfax Dr.,, 22203, Arlington, VA, United States

Test your literary knowledge against other players and celebrate Banned Books Week with a night of trivia at Quincy Hall! Our expert trivia host, Jessica Sprigings, will present a trivia challenge for anyone who would like to participate and award prizes for the winners! Come early for Quincy Hall’s 3-day fermented pizza dough or stay ... Read More


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


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!