Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship.

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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 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.


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!


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


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


Banned Books Week at KD’s

KD's Books 241 SE Main St, Lee's Summit, MO, United States

We will be sharing resources to educate the public about the dangers of censorship, as well as how to fight book challenges, both online and in store this week. Come in anytime to check out our Banned Books displays, and be sure to join us for the BBW National Day of Action on Saturday, Oct. ... 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!