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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

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

Free

Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses”

Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture 2723 Routh St, Dallas, TX

Salman Rushdie’s exuberant novel, The Satanic Verses, has cast a long shadow since its publication almost 35 years ago. Most recently, with the horrific attempt on Rushdie's life, we are reminded of what is at stake in our world: the ability to speak, write, and create without fear. Yet what exactly are the true literary ... Read More

$30

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

Free