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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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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

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The Dangers & Consequences of Banning Books – Dealing with Gender and Sexuality

Crane Branch Library - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 633 Elmwood Ave, BUFFALO, NY, United States

An interview and discussion with Weston Brown at Buffalo's Crane Branch Library. Weston will discuss growing up homeschooled and denied books with representation, being cut off from his family after coming out, and his rise as an advocate for books against a mother determined to erase queer representation from schools and libraries.

Off the Shelf: Book Bans, Challenges and Promoting Inclusive Literature

Virtual Event

Book challenges and bans have been increasing across the country, both in schools and districts where laws have been passed, but also where no formal rules, restrictions or laws exist. When large scale book bans take place, it affects young people's ability to see themselves reflected in books. It also impacts their ability to gain ... Read More

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How They Did It: Community-Based Efforts to Defend Public Libraries

Virtual Event

How They Did It Thursday, October 5th, 2023 (6:00PM - 7:30PM Eastern) Join For the People Leftist Library Project for a dynamic how-to session focused on local organizer efforts to strengthen and defend public libraries. We'll hear firsthand accounts from the Hennepin County Library Patrons Union and Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship. Discover how these organizations threw themselves into the struggle, ... Read More

Caffè Lena Presents 60 Years of Banned Books

Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States +1 more

Caffè Lena and the Saratoga Springs Public Library join together to celebrate Banned Books Week. On October 5, enjoy music from Reese Fulmer and Dan Berggren, as well as local authors who will share readings from titles that have been banned or challenged in the past 60 years. This in-person event will be streamed via Zoom. ... Read More

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