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Banned books Week

BTU Library, Palitra L Publishing • Publishing in partnership with Palitra L, hosts International Banned Books Week.
➡ On September 21 at 15:00 (Tbilisi time), a discussion of George Orwell's bestselling books: "Animal Farm" and 1984 will be held at the University of Business and Technology.
🔸 Speaker: Mikheil Antadze
🔹 book exhibition and sale will also be held at the event

Banned Book Club at Kerrytown BookFest: Gender Queer

Booksweet’s Banned Book Club wraps up with a special Banned Books Week event at Kerrytown BookFest with a discussion of the #1 most challenged book of 2021Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe.

When: Sunday, September 18
Time: 2:45-3:45 pm
Where: Kerrytown BookFest, held this year in the Morris J. Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College (4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor)
What: a participatory, book club style conversation for teens and adults about the #1 most challenged book of 2021: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

What is Kerrytown BookFest?
The Kerrytown BookFest is a FREE community event to celebrate books, those who create them, and those who read them. The day is filled with entertainment, education, and hands-on experiences. Learn more about the 2022 Kerrytown BookFest line-up.

What is Banned Book Club?
Since March 2022, Booksweet has been gathering interested readers together monthly for great conversations about banned books.

Booksweet will donate 10% of the profits from all 2022 Banned Book Club reads to the ACLU as part of our annual Banned Books Week celebrations September 18-24, 2022.

  • Shop Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe at Booksweet.
  • Shop the full Banned Book Club list online, in store, or at the Booksweet booth at Kerrytown Bookfest!

Banned Books Social

Banned Books Week (9/18-9/24) is an annual national celebration of our freedom to read.

Join Booksweet on Saturday, September 24 at 7 pm for a Banned Books Social!

Fun includes:

  • Banned Book Party Games – low stress, lots of fun, and a great way to meet fellow book enthusiasts
  • Delicious snacks and iced tea from our neighbors at Exotic Bakeries
  • A letter writing station and advocacy resources
  • Door prizes

Your RSVP is so helpful to our planning.

If the weather is nice, we’ll gather outside in the courtyard. Otherwise, we’ll be masked and indoors (children’s section). Learn more about health and safety at Booksweet.

Looking for more ways to celebrate Banned Books @ Booksweet?

  • Shop our Banned Book Club list, supporting the ACLU! Since March 2022, Booksweet has been collecting 10% of the profits from our Banned Book Club reads to donate to the ACLU as part of our annual Banned Books Week celebrations in September.
  • Shop the ALA’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021! For the week of September 18-24, we’ll also be donating 10% of the profits from the American Library Association’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021.
  • Banned Books T-shirts! Booksweet will soon be revealing the design of our custom “I Love Banned Books” t-shirts, 10% of the profits from these beauties will also support the ACLU during Banned Books Week.
  • Banned Book Club! We host FREE monthly gatherings for teens and adults!
  • Kerrytown BookFest! We’ll be kicking off Banned Books Week on Sunday, 9/18 at Kerrytown BookFest with a special conversation about the #1 most challenged book in the nation presently: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe.

Meet the Author: Ryan Estrada

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 than one hour before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email access@kcls.org at least seven days before the event. Automated closed captioning is always available for online events.