Tag: book reading

Banned Books Week at Cranbury Public Library

Cranbury Pubic Library is celebrating Banned Books Week all month long. We’ve compiled a reading list of the top 101 most banned and challenged books in our collection. We’re encouraging everyone to read at least one book from the list this month, and all participants will receive a Let Freedom Read bookmark from the ALA and be entered into a drawing to win a reading advocacy bracelet.

Reading with Love: A Virtual Drag Read Aloud of Children’s Banned Books

As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation sweeps the nation, our schools, libraries, and other story-telling spaces are being attacked on the basis of “protecting the children.” Countless books have been banned as a result, attempting to block—and thereby, extinguish—any mention of LGBTQ+ experiences and identities.

But these books go beyond LGBTQ+ narratives—they’re glowing messages of love and role models for living life as your best, most authentic self.

In what world should these messages be censored?

On October 5, from 6-7 pm ET, we’re sharing these messages of love through the voices of our most vivacious, glamorous, and fearless community members: drag artists. Bringing these stories to life are local drag talent Coco Sho-Nell, Emi Grate, Mister Max, and Nancy Nogood, whose authenticity in themselves mirrors the authenticity in these stories.

The Reading with Love Live broadcast is a family-friendly read aloud geared towards children ages 5-8, with topics including the gender binary, trans children, parents of the same gender, and the history of the Gay Pride flag.

Let’s come together and help our kids see a bright and loving future.

Caffè Lena Presents 60 Years of Banned Books

Caffè Lena and the Saratoga Springs Public Library join together to celebrate Banned Books Week. On October 5, enjoy music from Reese Fulmer and Dan Berggren, as well as local authors who will share readings from titles that have been banned or challenged in the past 60 years. This in-person event will be streamed via Zoom. Please register online.

Both organizations recognize the contributions of authors and illustrators amid the current national uptick in efforts to ban controversial books from libraries, suppressing conversations and the ability to think for ourselves.

The BookFest Fall 2023

The BookFest Fall 2023 draws readers, writers, and the literary community together October 2122, 2023, for its eighth biannual virtual event. The BookFest is a driving force in delivering vital conversations and experiences for the writing and reading communities. Day One features programming for readers, while Day Two is designed for writers. Panel discussions, conversations, special segments, and live author chats stream online during the always free-to-attend event. To become a BookFester and receive email alerts delivered to one’s inbox, sign-up on The BookFest website.

We’re With the Banned

Help the UAA School of Education spotlight censorship this Banned Books Week! Join us in the UAA Literacy Lounge (PSB 102) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 2-6 to hear campus community members read from their favorite banned books.

We’re With the Banned

Help the UAA School of Education spotlight censorship this Banned Books Week! Join us in the UAA Literacy Lounge (PSB 102) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 2-6 to hear campus community members read from their favorite banned books.

We’re With the Banned

Help the UAA School of Education spotlight censorship this Banned Books Week! Join us in the UAA Literacy Lounge (PSB 102) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 2-6 to hear campus community members read from their favorite banned books.

We’re With the Banned

Help the UAA School of Education spotlight censorship this Banned Books Week! Join us in the UAA Literacy Lounge (PSB 102) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 2-6 to hear campus community members read from their favorite banned books.

We’re With the Banned

Help the UAA School of Education spotlight censorship this Banned Books Week! Join us in the UAA Literacy Lounge (PSB 102) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 2-6 to hear campus community members read from their favorite banned books.