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Springfield City Library Central Branch

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220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
(413-) 263-6828 www.springfieldlibrary.org

September 2019

Banned Books Week Selfie Station at Springfield City Library

September 23 - September 29
Springfield City Library Central Branch, 220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Free

Get caught reading a banned book! Use our background and props and your own phone to snap a photo of yourself with your favorite book from the lists of Frequently Banned and Challenged Books. Then post it to your social media to let people know you support the right to read freely! If you don't mind us using your photo on our social media, use our hashtag, #SCLReadsFreely, and you could be featured on SCL's Twitter or Facebook! All ages,…

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Banned Books Readathon at Springfield City Library

September 23 - September 29
Springfield City Library Central Branch, 220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Free

We're doing it again! Due to last year's response, Banned Books Week this year will again include our all-ages Readathon! Can you read three banned books of your choice in a week? Sign up for our challenge and tell us what you plan on reading. For each book you finish, you get one entry into a raffle to win some cool prizes! Challenge yourself and bone up on classics old and new. Like Isaac Asimov said, "If a book is…

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Banned Books Week Trivia at Springfield City Library

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Springfield City Library Central Branch, 220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Think you know your rabble-rousing books and authors? Show us! Stop in for a few rounds of Banned Book Trivia, and see if you can name titles, authors, and facts about the ways in which they were challenged for removal from public spaces. Compete solo or in teams of up to four; you'll be given lists of frequently banned titles, but cellphone "research" is a no-no! There'll be prizes, snacks, and of course, the most important thing...bragging rights! Ages 14-Adult,…

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