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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If you have any questions, please email coordinator@bannedbooksweek.org

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Mes dos libros perigosos = Dangerous Books Month

Biblioteca Pública de Ourense Rúa do Concello, 11, Ourense

Our doors are open again to anyone who wants to take a look at the displays of banned and challenged books we have prepared for this month: comics, young adults novels and adults books. Of course you should read them now!

Danville Public Library Banned Books Week Display

Danville Public Library 511 Patton Street, Danville

Celebrate your freedom to read. Banned Books Week, founded in 1982, honors intellectual freedom by highlighting often censored media. Whether you read to learn, relax, or escape, books are an ... Read More

Free

Share Your Shelfie

Virtual Event

Do you like challenged or banned books? The SJSU student chapter of the ALA invites you to share your reading! Take a photo of your reading shelf and tag us ... Read More

Free

Banned Books Trivia

Virtual Event

Monday-Friday we will post a trivia question to social media. First person to DM us the correct answer wins. Answer and winner will be announced the next day.

Free

Black People in Comics

Virtual Event

Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet, X-Factor), Johnnie Christmas (Tartatus, Sheltered) and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) in a conversation on how Black people have been historically portrayed in comics, from the ... Read More

Free
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Alex Gino, Live with Banned Books Week and ALA OIF!

Virtual Event

Join the Banned Books Week Coalition and ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom at 1:00 p.m. CDT, September 30, for an exclusive Facebook Live event with acclaimed and award-winning author Alex Gino! The ... Read More

Free

Hong Kong Against the Odds

Virtual Event

The Los Angeles Review of Books invites you to join us for an urgent conversation about the ongoing protest movement in Hong Kong, its place on the international stage, and where ... Read More

Free

Banned Books Trivia

Virtual Event

ACLU Montana, Belgrade Community Library, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf, Friends of MSU Library, and MSU Library partner to host a virtual Banned Book Trivia event.

Free

Resisting Self-Censorship

Virtual Event

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the resultant global Black Lives Matter protests, it has been clearer than ever before that the voices of some are prioritised to ... Read More

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