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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Banned Books Week with Redux Society

Redux Society 215 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates open access to books in our schools, libraries, and communities. This is Redux Society's first year participating, and we have a full week of Book Bingo, Book Discussions, and more! As an LGBT+, BIPOC, and Woman-owned bookstore, it is more important than ever to raise these ... Read More

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Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free

Banned Book Club at Kerrytown BookFest: Gender Queer

Kerrytown Book Festival 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor

Booksweet's Banned Book Club wraps up with a special Banned Books Week event at Kerrytown BookFest with a discussion of the #1 most challenged book of 2021: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. When: Sunday, September 18 Time: 2:45-3:45 pm Where: Kerrytown BookFest, held this year in the Morris J. Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College (4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor) What: a participatory, book ... Read More

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Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free
Recurring

Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free

Book Club: “Fahrenheit 451”

110 Grill Stratham, NH 19 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH

Join us again for our in-person book club meeting at the 110 Grill with Assistant Library Director Scott Campbell. In support of Banned Books Week, and continuing our theme of books about books, both the library's in-person and Zoom book groups will read Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451." We will be sharing our ... Read More

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Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free

Banned books Week

Business And Technology University I. Chavchavadze Avenue N82, Tbilisi, Tbilisi

BTU Library, Palitra L Publishing • Publishing in partnership with Palitra L, hosts International Banned Books Week. ➡ On September 21 at 15:00 (Tbilisi time), a discussion of George Orwell's bestselling books: "Animal Farm" and 1984 will be held at the University of Business and Technology. 🔸 Speaker: Mikheil Antadze 🔹 book exhibition and sale ... Read More

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Banned Books Club

George Reynolds Library 3595 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, Colorado

Read and examine books that have been banned from schools and libraries over the past several years, and discuss issues of censorship and intellectual freedom. Each month participants will choose their own book from the following genres to read and bring to the club: September: Graphic Novels October: Young Adult November: Fiction December: Nonfiction January: Picture ... Read More

Banned Books Read-In with the Shimer Great Books School

Oesterle Library at North Central College 320 School Street, Naperville, IL

In defiance of recent and ongoing book bannings, we’ll be occupying and reading to the main room of Oesterle Library on Wednesday, September 21, at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to converse, eat some dinner (on us!), and read a selection out loud from your favorite banned book. If you’d like to read but aren’t ... Read More

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Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free
Recurring

Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free

Banned Books Week

Business And Technology University I. Chavchavadze Avenue N82, Tbilisi, Tbilisi

BTU Library is hosting International Banned Books Week! Speaker: Davit Gorgiladze (Writer) Time and date: September 23, 14:00 (Tbilisi time) The meeting will be held at the University of Business and Technology (Tbilisi, Georgia) Book name - "City and Dogs"

Free
Recurring

Banned Books Conversations: Where Radical Readers Discuss Prohibited Prose

Virtual Event

Over the course of Banned Books Week, this series will cover seven different books, the reasons they were banned, and the value in reading them. Hosted by Tonya Todd, one new episode of Banned Books Conversations will be posted to YouTube each day. Panelists include authors and readers across the US and UK.

Free

Banned Books Social

Booksweet 1729 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

Banned Books Week (9/18-9/24) is an annual national celebration of our freedom to read. Join Booksweet on Saturday, September 24 at 7 pm for a Banned Books Social! Fun includes: Banned Book Party Games – low stress, lots of fun, and a great way to meet fellow book enthusiasts Delicious snacks and iced tea from our neighbors at Exotic Bakeries ... Read More

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