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.
Join Humanist Society Scotland for an online evening of discussion to mark Banned Books Week 2022. In light of the recent horrific attack on Salman Rushdie and the increase in book banning in schools in the US, we wanted to create an event that highlights religious censorship of books. OMG, you can’t write that! Books, Censorship, and Religion
Join us online on Thursday 22nd September, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (British Summer Time)
The panel discussion will be hosted by our CEO Fraser Sutherland and will include playwright and Royal Lyceum artistic director David Greig, cartoonist and Executive Director of Cartoonists Rights Network International Terry Anderson, Emma Wadsworth-Jones of Humanists International and formerly of PEN International, and Professor Emerita of Royal Conservatoire Scotland, theatre director, and co-chair of Humanist Society Scotland Maggie Kinloch. The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
MLA Intellectual Freedom Panel and Salisbury University Libraries in conjunction with the Wicomico Public Library and the Eastern Shore Regional Libraries (ESRL) are hosting a Banned Book Week Event calling attention to current efforts to censor books, the impact such efforts have, and underscores the importance of the freedom to read. Please join us virtually or in-person to hear the keynote speakers Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Boston Weatherford and a distinguished panel. There will be a display of the posters submitted by local school students.