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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Mes dos libros perigosos = Dangerous Books Month

Biblioteca Pública de Ourense Rúa do Concello, 11, Ourense

Our doors are open again to anyone who wants to take a look at the displays of banned and challenged books we have prepared for this month: comics, young adults novels and adults books. Of course you should read them now!

Danville Public Library Banned Books Week Display

Danville Public Library 511 Patton Street, Danville

Celebrate your freedom to read. Banned Books Week, founded in 1982, honors intellectual freedom by highlighting often censored media. Whether you read to learn, relax, or escape, books are an ... Read More

Free

Share Your Shelfie

Virtual Event

Do you like challenged or banned books? The SJSU student chapter of the ALA invites you to share your reading! Take a photo of your reading shelf and tag us ... Read More

Free

Banned Books Trivia

Virtual Event

Monday-Friday we will post a trivia question to social media. First person to DM us the correct answer wins. Answer and winner will be announced the next day.

Free

Hong Kong Against the Odds

Virtual Event

The Los Angeles Review of Books invites you to join us for an urgent conversation about the ongoing protest movement in Hong Kong, its place on the international stage, and where ... Read More

Free

Banned Books Trivia

Virtual Event

ACLU Montana, Belgrade Community Library, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf, Friends of MSU Library, and MSU Library partner to host a virtual Banned Book Trivia event.

Free

Resisting Self-Censorship

Virtual Event

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the resultant global Black Lives Matter protests, it has been clearer than ever before that the voices of some are prioritised to ... Read More

$5

(Un)Welcome to the Comics Industry

Virtual Event

It's not just libraries that have banned comics - sometimes it's the comics industry itself. Chloe Ramos (Image Comics) and other panelists in conversation with Dan Wood (Escondido Public Library) ... Read More

Free

Comics: “Are These Real Books?”

Virtual Event

Charles Soule (Undiscovered Country, Daredevil) in conversation with Matthew Noe (GNCRT President-Elect) on why comics so often wind up on annual most challenged books lists, what comics are most often ... Read More

Free

Virtual Banned Books Week Bingo

Virtual Event

Celebrate "Banned Books Week" with book-themed online bingo! Players can try to win by being the first person to mark 5 titles of banned or challenged books in a row ... Read More

Free

Watch Party: “Scary Stories” Documentary

Virtual Event

Join the American Library Association for a national watch party of “Scary Stories,” a documentary that digs into the history and impact of the banned book “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz. After the film join us on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel for a Q&A with the director, Cody Meirick.

Banned Drag King Story Hour with King Keo Llewellyn!

Virtual Event

Join King Keo Llewellyn for a #banneddragstoryhour at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 3rd, 2020! King Keo will share some of his favorite #bannedbooks for a sure to be fantastic story hour!

Free