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 & Forbidden Beverages

Adventure Ink 108 E. Main St, Milan, MI, United States

Join us for a night of banned books and forbidden beverages! In celebration of the upcoming Banned Books Week, we will be hosting a 21+ event that will begin with an exclusive cocktail hour at the super secret speakeasy “The 9,” located at the Owl Morning ‘Til Night. Local Cocktail Historian and owner of Liquor ... Read More


What YOU Can Do to Defend the Right to Read: Award-Winning Librarian Extraordinaire Martha Hickson With Special Guest Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket!

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice 12 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ, United States

Award-winning librarian Martha Hickson at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice to enlighten us about the state of censorship & what YOU can do to defend the right to read (& with a very special guest appearance by Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket!) In schools & libraries around the country, extremists are attempting to ... Read More


Banned Book read-a-loud

John C. Fant Memorial Library 1200 5th Avenue S, Columbus, MS, United States

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs, continuous readings of banned and challenged books. This year, we will join the action by hosting a read-aloud of banned books, explaining their importance and sharing their words. Join us virtually or in-person on Monday, September ... Read More

Banned Book Trivia

Constant Spring 219 S Main S, Goshen, IN, United States

Test your knowledge of banned books and the history of censorship. One round, 30 questions hosted at Constant Spring, Tuesday, September 20th at 8:30 pm. See you there!