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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Latest Past Events

Banned Books Community Read Aloud

Chapel Hill Public Library 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

As part of Banned Books Week, we've invited community guests to read excerpts from favorite children's books that have recently been banned or challenged to “see what all the fuss is about.” All ages are welcome. Banned Books Week is an annual, national celebration of your freedom to read, held September 18 – 24 this year. ... Read More

ALABAMA STORY at Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St., Roswell

It's a play about books, censorship, home, the past, and the future. And above all, it's a play about stories. As the Civil Rights movement is flowering, a simple children’s picture book about a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 ... Read More

$15 – $55

A Surge of Book Banning: An Ominous Move Toward a Fascist America. Needed: Resistance – and Revolution!

Revolution Books Berkeley 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley

Teacher/resister Summer Boismier, author Julia Scheeres, librarian Sheila Dickinson, and the staff of Revolution Books We will read from some of the targeted books and discuss the epidemic of book banning, the ominous signal it sends about where some powerful forces want to take this country, why it has exploded across America especially, but not ... Read More