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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Little Free Library Unbound – Chapter 20: Banned and Challenged Books

Virtual Event

Little Free Library Unbound is a digital event series connecting stewards, patrons, supporters, authors, publishers, the Little Free Library organization staff, and our national board via monthly webinars on book-related topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for our guest panelists, and our moderator will lead a discussion alongside the Q&A. Chapter 20 ... Read More


Banned Books Trading Cards Gallery

Chapel Hill Public Library 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Visit Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A between September 17th and September 30th during library open hours to see a display of Banned Books Trading Cards 2022 submissions and large format displays of winning entries from past years. Pick up your set of trading cards and participate in an interactive display on the theme, ... Read More

Banned Books Read-In at North Central College

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

Celebrate your favorite banned books out loud with the Shimer Great Books School! The Shimer Great Books School at North Central College invites you to a “read-in” in our Oesterle Library and Learning Commons. Bring a selection from your favorite banned book to read out loud, discuss with Shimer students and faculty, and learn more ... Read More


Meet the Author: Ryan Estrada

Virtual Event

The author of the graphic memoirs Banned Book Club, Occulted and No Rules Tonight, Ryan Estrada has worked with many people who changed their lives, and the world, by reading banned books. Join the artist/author for a stimulating discussion on why books are banned and what we gain from reading them. Please register. You will be emailed a link no later ... Read More

Ban These Books? Let’s Talk

Virtual Event

America’s burgeoning cultural wars have swept into school and community libraries, where works from Huckleberry Finn to Toni Morrison’s Beloved have long faced challenges. Now, a new politically charged wave of book-banning sentiment takes aim at titles on sexual and racial identity. Marking this year’s observance of Banned Books Week, September 18-24, a panel of veteran librarians from Kansas City-area ... Read More


Banned Books Week: Conversation on Censorship

Chapel Hill Public Library 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Join Chapel Hill Public Library and Carolina Public Humanities for a conversation about intellectual freedom and the dangers of censorship during Banned Books Week. Topics to be covered by panelists include: Professor Tori Ekstrand from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism will discuss free speech, censorship, and media law. NC Deputy Director Renee Sekel of Red Wine and Blue, a ... Read More