Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 21-27, 2014

Events

Are you wondering what you should do for Banned Books Week? If so, click on your state to check out the events taking place in your area. You should also check out the featured events page for information on the Banned Books Week Twitter Party or other events from the sponsors of Banned Books Week.


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  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Banned Books Exhibition - Read Freely
    American Corner Belgrade will as part of the celebration dedicated to the Banned Books Week organize the exhibition of "undesirables books" which has in its collections. Librarians will give handouts and other promotional material related to this event, and guide visitors through the exhibition.
    September 23 - 28, 2013
    American Corner Belgrade
    22 Makedonska street
    Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Zeljko Dimitrijevic or Sandra Nikolic
    +381113227694
    amcorner@domomladine.org




AL

  • Decatur
    Banned Book Display
    We filled a display shelf with a selection of banned titles and wrapped it with CAUTION tape. We also displayed the Banned Books Week logo on our webpage and linked it to the list of challenged titles for 2012-2013. We included intellectual freedom celebration reminders in our social media updates.
    Month of Septemer
    Decatur Public Library
    504 Cherry Street NE
    Decatur, AL 35601
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rhonda Bolan or Stephanie Cates
    (256) 353-2993 ext. 118
    stephrhonda@decatur.lib.al.us




AR

  • Little Rock
    Clockwork Doll
    The Central Arkansas Library and the Arkansas Literary Festival will collaborate with The Weekend Theater to celebrate Banned Books Week with Clockwork Doll on Sunday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. This one-night only collage features scenes from two plays: Nora, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House; and a stage version of the dystopian novella A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. A brief reception will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited at The Weekend Theatre, 1001 W. 7th Street, so patrons are urged to arrive early. Clockwork Doll is sponsored by the Fred K. Darragh Jr. Foundation. Both works of literature have been banned or challenged, and are part of The Weekend Theater’s fall season. Banned Books Week, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, the week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books, according to the American Library Association. For more information on Clockwork Doll visit www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org or call (501) 918-3098.
    Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
    Little RockArkansas
    1001 W. 7th Street
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Brad Mooy
    501 918-3098
    bmooy@cals.org




Az

  • Nogales
    Banned Books Week Awareness
    This is for my senior project. It is for the students at Nogales High School. I am holding this event to educate my peers. I will be displaying a powerpoint and showing some banned/challenged literary classics. My mentor is my schools librarian. She is allowing me to use the library from 2:05-3:05.
    September 27, 2013
    Nogales High School Library
    Nogales, Az 85621
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Destiny Perez
    520-987-0627
    destinymarieperez@rocketmail.com




CA

  • Alameda
    Community Banned Books Week Reading Marathon
    We will be hosting a Community Banned Books Week Reading Marathon. Community members of all ages are encouraged to sign up to read out loud for up to 30 minutes from one of the hundreds of banned and challenged books (supplied by the Library). Reading will go on during all our open hours all week long. You may read once, once per day, multiple times per day and/or multiple times during the week. Groups, as well as individuals, may participate. Sign up at the Reference Desk at the Main Library, or by calling 510 747-7713.
    Sept 22-28, 2013
    Alameda Free Library
    1550 Oak Street
    Alameda, CA 94501
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Cosette Ratliff
    510 747-7716
    cratliff@alamedaca.gov




  • Fairfax
    Uncover to Discover
    Our library will be decorated with posters and banners. We pull "banned books" and label them with the reason they were banned or challenged. This year we are putting paper bags over them so kids have to uncover them to see them. I present 3 different grade level appropriate lessons on censorship and encourage lively discussions on first amendment rights involving past and current events. We have daily contest by posting questions in our school bulletin. The kids love this event.
    October 1 through Oct. 15
    White Hill Middle School
    101 Glen Drive
    Fairfax, CA 94930
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Tina Stolberg
    415-454-8390
    whlibrary@rossvalleyschools.org




  • Idyllwild
    Uncensored Open Mic & Mock Book Burning
    Local authors, book lovers, and students will gather to showcase literature which has been challenged or banned in schools in recent years. This event will feature Open Mic readings of banned materials by attendees, original works by students (Something that could be banned), a short discussion of current challenges and a mock book burning highlighting banned books. Throughout the year, the store has books, banned bookmarks, and a free pamphlet, 10 Banned Books to Read, The Ridiculous Reasons Why They’re “Bad” & The Awesome Reasons You Should Read Them. The most popular section of the store, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Read, features banned and challenged books for sale as well as a comprehensive list of banned books, by whom and why.
    Friday, September 23, 2013
    INK Book Gathering
    54385 North Circle Drive
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Julie Johnson
    9516595018
    INKBookGathering@gmail.com




  • Idyllwild
    Banned Books Week
    We are celebrating Banned Books Week all week in our library with a contest and displays. We are also going to participate in the Virtual Read-Out.
    9/23/13 through 9/28/13
    Idyllwild Arts Academy Krone Library
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jana Baker
    951-659-2172 x2323
    jbaker@idyllwildarts.org




  • Long Beach
    Discover What You're Missing Banned Book Week Film
    In recognition of Banned Book Week the Library is hosting a screening in partnership with Long Beach Cinematheque of a controversial film starring Bette Davis as a brave librarian battling censorship during the McCarthy era. Doors open to the Library Theater at 6 pm on Saturday. Dress in your best 1950's outfit for a chance at a prize.
    September 28, 2013
    Long Beach Public Library Main Library
    101 Pacific Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90822
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Darla Wegener
    562-570-6420
    darla.wegener@lbpl.org




  • Oceanside
    Panel on Censorship feat. MiraCosta Faculty
    Join MiraCosta faculty in the Little Theater (OC3601) on Sept. 23 from 2 - 3:30pm as they discuss the ways that censorship has affected their disciplines throughout history and how it continues to affect their work today. The college library will also host a Banned Books Week Display beginning Sept. 23. There will be college hours at both the Barnard Drive and San Elijo campuses with free food, readings, and book giveaways. Check out our website for more events.
    Sept. 23, 2013
    MiraCosta Community College, The Little Theater
    One Barnard Drive
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Myla Stokes Kelly
    760-634-7836
    mkelly@miracosta.edu




CT

  • Bethel
    Banned Books At Byrds Books
    9/12/2013 - 9/27/2013
    Bethel,Ct
    126 Greenwood Ave
    Bethel, CT 06801
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Alice Hutchinson
    203-730-2973
    alice@byrdsbooks.com




  • Bridgeport
    Banned Books Week -- Virtual Read-Out
    Grab your favorite book and read it! Join us from 2:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 and be part of this year's "Virtual Read-Out" For the third year in a row, readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel.
    September 26, 2013
    Bridgeport Public Library Teen Cafe
    925 Broad Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Nancy Sweeney
    203 576-7400 ext 407
    nsweeney@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org




  • Bristol
    Scandalous Cinema!
    September 23-26 & 28 at 2 pm, we will show a film based on a banned/challenged book. This showings are free and snacks, generously donated by an area business, will be provided. Please see our website for the complete schedule. Want to read a banned/challenged book? Check out the Banned Books Week displays throughout the library. Also enter to win a fabulous Banned Books Week tote and $15 Starbucks gift card (generously donated by our Friends)!
    September 23-28
    Bristol Public Library
    5 High Street
    Bristol, CT 06010
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lynn Gardner
    860-584-7787
    lynngardner@bristolct.gov




  • Hartford
    Banned Books Readout
    Wally Lamb will read from his acclaimed novel She's Come Undone on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the annual Banned Books Readout sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, Hartford Public Library and the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School. Other readers will include Cathy Malloy, executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council; Tom Condon of the Hartford Courant; local musician Lorena Garay; Wilfredo Nieves, President of Capital Community College; Rebecca Duncan, a student at the Law & Government Academy; and Stan Simpson, host of Fox TV's "The Stan Simpson Show." John Dankosky, news director of WNPR radio and host of "Where We Live," will serve as moderator. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Hartford Public Library's Mark Twain Branch in Hartford Public High School, 55 Forest St., Hartford, CT. Light refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
    September 24, 2013
    Hartford Public High School
    55 Forest St.
    Hartford, CT 06013
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jeanne Leblanc
    860-471-8468
    jleblanc@acluct.org




  • Hartford
    Banned!
    ave you ever been banned? Has anything been banned from you? This Banned Books Week, join CT Center for the Book, Syllable, The Reading Series, and the Mark Twain House & Museum as we dive deeper into the meaning of the word “Banned.” This is an evening of writers reading original pieces. Refreshments by Onyx Moonshine, Back East Brewing Co. and Hot Tomato’s Ristorante. Writers: We need your writing on the theme BANNED. Embrace and interpret the theme in any way you imagine it… Listeners: Just come, listen, laugh at the funny parts. Accepting literary submissions of all kinds. No reading will last longer than 10 minutes (about 4 pages of prose). Songs, diaries, plays and creative interpretations of literature are welcome. A sprinkling of banned books will be read aloud as well. Submissions due to Julia Pistell syllableseries@gmail.com by Monday, September 23rd. Get writing!
    September 25, 2013
    Mark Twain House and Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Amanda Roy
    860-685-7599
    aroy@cthumanities.org




  • Washington Depot
    Banned Books Read-Out & Display
    Our Banned Books Read-Out will feature local authors, artists, teachers and others who will read* from their favorite banned or challenged books which were written for adults and children. The freedom to choose what to read is an invaluable one; help raise awareness of this special freedom. ~ Refreshments ~ View the display of Banned & Challenged Books. Can you guess why these books have been challenged? *If you would like to be a reader, please call 860-868-0525 for more information.
    Wednesday, September 25th @ 6:30 pm
    The Hickory Stick Bookshop
    2 Green Hill Road
    Washington Depot, CT 06794
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Staff
    860-868-0525
    books@hickorystickbookshop.com




DE

  • Harrington
    Banned Book Petting Zoo
    At 6:00 pm--Come celebrate Banned Book Week by checking out a display of Banned Books with explanations about why they were banned. Any of the books on display are free to check out with your library card. Refreshments will be served to anyone who stops by, so come celebrate your right to read!
    09/24/13
    Harrington Public Library
    110 E. Libert Street
    Harrington, DE 19952
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Marleena Young
    3023984647
    marleena.young@lib.de.us




FL

  • ACRL-Virtual World Interest Group
    Banned Books Week: Virtual Dispatches from the Cybersphere
    Banned Books Week: Virtual Dispatches from the Cybersphere is an interactive, week-long event taking place in Second Life at the Community Virtual Library Exhibit space. It kicks off on Sunday, September 22 at 6pm SLT with a discussion on banned comic books, especially the recent controversy over the withdrawal of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi from Chicago public schools. Come experience BBW as a virtual participant and support intellectual freedom in the Cybersphere.
    08/22/13
    Second Life
    ACRL-Virtual World Interest Group, FL 32609
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michele Lesure
    (352) 246-5470
    mlesure@ufl.edu




  • Fort Pierce
    BBW "Readings"
    The American Civil Liberties Union Treasure Coast Chapter in partnership with the Ft Pierce Library will host "readers" of passages from book on the American Library Association's list of banned/challenged books....with lite refreshments. The library will have a BBW dispaly all week.
    Saturday September 28, 2013
    Downtown Ft Pierce Library
    101 Melody Lane
    Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    T. A. Wyner
    772-465-5658
    tawyner@aceweb.com




  • Vero Beach
    Banned Books Week "Readings" & BBW display
    The American Civil Liberties Union Treasure Coast Chapter is partnering with the Vero Beach Library to host "READINGS" of passages from the American Library Assn's list of banned/challenged books and the library will have a weeklong display.
    Thursday September 26, 2013
    Indian River County Library
    1600 21st Street
    Vero Beach, FL 32960
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    T. A. Wyner
    772-465-5658
    tawyner@aceweb.com




GA

  • Athens
    Banned Books Week
    Cedar Shoals High School
    1300 Cedar Shoals Dr.
    Athens, GA 30605
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kerry Hogan
    7065465375
    hogank@clarke.k12.ga.us




  • Statesboro
    Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out
    At the Zach S. Henderson Library
    Sept.24 & 26
    Georgia Southern University
    44 Somerset Townhouses
    Statesboro, GA 30458
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ruth Baker
    912-478-7823
    rbaker@georgiasouthern.edu




IA

  • Iowa City
    Intellectual Freedom Festival
    Coinciding with Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 – Sept. 28), the Intellectual Freedom Festival at the Iowa City Public Library is an annual event that affirms everyone’s right to freedom of thought and expression. We have several events happening this week, including a Banned Book Storytime; a read aloud of banned poetry; and a screening of "All The President's Men." We also will have a library-wide event: Is This What They Call Censorship? During Banned Books week, the public will be invited to place labels on Library materials as if censorship did not matter. On Thursday, Sept. 26, event writers from the UI International Writing Program and ICPL Librarians will lead a discussion on when opinion turns to censorship. A complete listing of events can be found at: http://newsroom.icpl.org/2013/09/celebrate-intellectual-freedom/
    Sept. 22 through Sept. 28
    Iowa City Public Library
    123 South Linn Street
    Iowa City, IA 52317
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Meredith Hines-Dochterman
    319-887-6217
    Meredith-Hines-Dochterman@icpl.org




IL

  • Bloomington
    Photo Gallery of Challenged Books
    A photo gallery of students, staff and faculty holding their favorite challenged or banned book will be on display with a quote from each person "I Chose This Book Because...." October 2nd at 4 pm in Evelyn Chapel on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus, Barbara Jones, American Library Association Executive Director of the Office of Intellectual Freedom, will speak "Censorship for Religious reasons: From the Bible to Harry"Potter". Open to the public.
    September 22 - October 5
    Ames Library
    #1 Ames Plaza
    Bloomington, IL 61702
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sue Anderson
    3095563358
    sstroyan@iwu.edu




  • Chicago
    Browne Parker Literary Press Annual Celebration to Read
    Browne Parker Literary Press, a book publisher specializing in literary fiction is holding its annual “celebration to read." This will include selected readings from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. "The Bluest Eye" was most recently challenged by the Livingston Organization. Browne Parker Literary Press will host its annual readings from this book on September 26,2013 and September 27, 2013 at noon. Osama Taiym (Sam Time), author of OAIB: Volume One, will be our official reader this year.
    September 26, 2013 and September 27, 2013
    317 W. 103rd Street Chicago, IL, 60658
    317 W. 103rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60658
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dave Glock
    (631) 863-9058
    DGlock@post.com




  • Chicago
    I Refuse To Not Read This Book: Blazing Toward AntiBookBanning&Burning
    This Eighth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event is being presented in collaboration with Waiting 4 the Bus. The program includes: * readings in solidarity with Librotraficante * Buddha 309 reading from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky * Robin Fine -- "Go Ask Alice" * Dana Jerman -- "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger * Wayne Allen Jones -- "1984" by George Orwell * Robert Lawrence -- "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller * Charlie Newman -- "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg * Cathleen Schandelmeier -- "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou * Donna Vorreyer -- "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee * plus readings by John Amen, Zachary Kluckman, Charlie Rossiter & other TBA participants
    September 23
    Powell's Bookstore in University Village
    1218 S. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    David Hargarten
    (773) 600-1564
    waiting4bus@gmail.com




  • DeKalb
    Banned Book Read-Out
    We are celebrating the freedom to read by hosting a Children's Banned Book Read-Out! We will be reading "And Tango Makes Three" by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, "The Dirty Cowboy" by Amy Timberlake and "In Our Mothers' House" by Patricia Polacco. Children will be able to "free" a book and take it home, while supplies last.
    09/25/2013
    DeKalb Public Library
    309 Oak Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Edith Craig
    815-756-9568 ext. 260
    edithc@dkpl.org




  • Evanston
    Books on the Chopping Block
    City Lit Theater's annual 60-minute performance of dramatic readings taken from from the top 10 most banned/challenged books of 2012. City Lit has teamed up with the American Library Association in celebration of Banned Books Week since 2006, performing at special events, libraries and bookstores in and around Chicago.
    Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:00 pm
    Evanston Public Library
    1703 Orrington Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lesley Williams
    847-448-8620
    lawilliams@cityofevanston.org




  • Gurnee
    Banned and Challenged Book Tour
    Why is Banned Books Week important–and why should we care about the freedom to read? To begin the discussion, join College of Lake County Professor and WNPL Library Board of Trustees President Mary Ann Bretzlauf , as well as WNPL librarians, on a tour of our library to discover more about banned and challenged books on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. We will conclude our tour with a discussion on author Judy Blume and her impact on reading. We will also feature several of the titles featured during the program in a virtual tour posted on Facebook and Twitter during Banned Books Week.
    Tues., September 24, 2013 @ 7 p.m.
    Warren-Newport Public Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Adult Services
    847-244-5150, ext. 4
    askus@wnpl.info




  • Moline
    IDEAS Celebrates Freedom to Read
    Our student group, InterDisciplinary English and Arts Society (IDEAS) will be celebrating the "Freedom to Read" throughout the week. We'll be setting up displays and sharing information about banned books and challenged material and encouraging our fellow students to read whatever and whenever they can. We're on a very diverse campus with many "non-traditional" students, so we hope to also indirectly reach young readers by sharing this information with their college-going parents.
    9/22/13-9/28/13
    Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
    3300 River Drive
    Moline, IL 61265
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Chris Sanders-Ring
    309-373-1976
    CD-Sanders-Ring@wiu.edu




  • Peoria
    Celebrate Banned Books Week with Roald Dahl
    North Branch – McKenzie Room Sunday, September22 at 1pm Monday, September 23 at 6pm Thursday, September 26 at 6pm Poor Roald Dahl! Three of his very popular books have made the “Frequently Challenged Books” list! Celebrate your freedom to read – or watch in this case – by watching a Banned Book. Then decide – can you figure out why the book was banned or challenged?? Read the book and compare it to the movie! Sunday – James and the Giant Peach (PG) Monday – Matilda (PG) Thursday – The Witches (PG) Open to all ages!
    Sept 22, 23, 26, 2013
    Peoria Public Library - North Branch
    3001 W Grand Parkway
    Peoria, IL 61615
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Alyce Jackson
    309-497-2143
    AlyceJackson@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us




  • Peoria
    Banned Books Week Trivia Contest
    Banned Books Week, September 22-28, all locations Celebrate the Freedom to Read at the Peoria Public Library. Each branch will have a display of banned and challenged books available for checkout, as well as a trivia contest. Answer the question correctly, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card. We will choose one winner at each branch! Trivia open to all ages.
    September 22-28, 2013
    Peoria Public Library
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Anna Hutson, Regina Rutherford
    309-497-2110
    AnnaHutson@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us




IN

  • Indianapolis
    Banned Books Recovered
    Local artists have reimagined the covers of banned books for the inaugural art show, "Banned Books Recovered," as part of the Vonnegut Library's Banned Books Week activities. Long-time library supporter Hugh Vandivier will live 24/7 in a “prison” of banned books, and we'll present films, readers, discussions and more. See a complete calendar at http://ow.ly/p6hTo
    9/22/13-9/28/13
    Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
    340 N. Senate Ave.
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Julia Whitehead
    317-652-1492
    julia.whitehead@vonnegutlibrary.org




KS

  • Lawrence
    Lawrence Public Library Banned Books Trading Cards
    Lawrence Public Library will issue its 2013 Banned Books Trading Cards starting Sunday September 28. One card will be made available each day during Banned Books Week. Each card features art inspired by a banned or challenged book and information about why the book was banned . There are seven cards total.
    Sept 22-28
    Lawrence KS
    700 New Hampshire
    Lawrence, KS 66047
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kathleen Morgan
    785-843-3833
    kmorgan@lawrencepubliclibrary.org




  • Winfield
    Book Discussion
    We will be hosting a book discussion of The Great Gatsby. The discussion will be led by Dr. John Scaggs, English Professor at Southwestern College.
    October 3, 2013
    Southwestern College Deets Library
    100 College St.
    Winfield, KS 67156
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dalene McDonald
    6202296271
    dalene.mcdonald@sckans.edu




LA

  • Denham Springs
    Celebrate Banned Books Week Southern Style with our Southern Style Café. Sign up to read a small portion from your favorite banned book, or just come to listen to others read and enjoy some live country songs. We will have chicory coffee, beignets, and lemonade for you to enjoy while celebrating our freedom to read.
    09/23/2013
    Watson Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    36581 Outback Road
    Denham Springs, LA 70706
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    225-686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • Denham Springs
    Southern Literature Lecture
    Celebrate Banned Books Week by learning about famous southern literature that has frequently been challenged by censorship. Professors from Southeastern Louisiana University will discuss the works of William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Alice Walker, and Kate Chopin. Attendees will be entered to win a drawing for a Banned Books Week Prize Pack.
    9/29/2013
    Denham Springs Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    8101 Florida Boulevard
    Denham Springs, LA 70726
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    (225)686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • Denham Springs
    Banned Books Skit
    Celebrate Banned Books Week by watching a skit performed by our Young Writers Circle followed by Banned Books Trivia. The Young Writers Circle has adapted a scene from a play of To Kill a Mockingbird. This novel has frequently been challenged over the years with attempts of censorship. Enjoy this play by talented, local young people.
    9/30/2013
    Denham Springs-Walker Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    8101 Florida Boulevard
    Denham Springs, LA 70726
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    (225)686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • Hammond
    Banned Picture Show
    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a Banned Picture Show! We will watch a classic movie based on a southern novel while making banned book coasters using a few simple supplies. The novel by Harper Lee has been frequently challenged with attempts at censorship over the years. Come out and enjoy a classic film based on the classic Southern novel. There will be a drawing for a Southern Banned Books Prize Pack.
    09/24/2013
    Albany-Springfield Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    26941 LA Highway 43
    Hammond, LA 70403
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    (225)686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • Livingston
    Southern Style Cafe
    Celebrate Banned Books Week Southern Style with our Southern Style Café. Sign up to read a small portion from your favorite banned book, or just come to listen to others read and enjoy some live country songs. We will have chicory coffee, beignets, and lemonade for you to enjoy while celebrating our freedom to read. If you wish to read at the program, registration is required.
    9/26/2013
    Main Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    20390 Iowa Street
    Livingston, LA 70754
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    (225) 686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • Livingston
    Banned Picture Show
    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a Banned Picture Show! We will watch a movie based on a classic southern book while making banned book coasters using a few simple supplies. The novel by Harper Lee has been frequently challenged with attempts at censorship over the years. Come out and enjoy a classic film based on the classic Southern novel. There will be a drawing for a Southern Banned Books Prize Pack.
    9/28/2013
    South Branch - Livingston Parish Library
    23477 LA Highway 444
    Livingston, LA 70754
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Colombo
    (225)686-2489 ext 225
    scolombo@mylpl.info




  • New Orleans
    2013 New Orleans Banned Books Week Event
    The event is free and open to the public! It will feature readings from banned & challenged works by local authors including Mark Folse, Lorin Gaudin, Denise McConduit, and Greg Herron, music by the Seva Venet Freedom of Jazz trio, as well as a special screening of "Within Our Gates," a film by Oscar Micheaux.
    September 29, 2013
    La Nuit Comedy Theater
    5039 Freret Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Winter C. Randall
    5045351104
    winterclaire@yahoo.com




MA

  • Springfield
    We Read Banned Books
    After soliciting input from the entire campus community, the Springfield Technical Community Library will host a display of banned and challenged books read by faculty, administrators, staff, and students. Everyone is encouraged to explain why they chose their particular book, and the library will provide the details as to why each work was banned or challenged.
    September 23-28
    Springfield Technical Community College
    One Armory Square, Building 27
    Springfield, MA 01102
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Eric Warren
    413-755-4555
    ewarren@stcc.edu




  • Whitman
    Banned Book Club
    Please join us for the first meeting of the Banned Book Club! This is a new book group that will come together to celebrate our Freedom to Read by reading and discussing Banned or Challenged books! All are welcome to attend. Our first selection will be Stephen King's The Dead Zone. Please call the circulation desk at 781-447-7613 to place a copy on hold today! Feel free to bring snacks! This group meets in the Community Room.
    9/26/2013
    Whitman Public Library
    100 Webster St.
    Whitman, MA 02382
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Molly Klenowski
    781-447-7613
    mklenowski@ocln.org




ME

  • Waterville
    Read-In for Banned Books
    We will host a reading marathon from 10am-2pm. Volunteers will read for 10 minutes each from a banned or challenged book of their choosing. There will be information about banned and challenged books and banned/challenged books from our campus libraries will be on hand for people to check out.
    24 Sept 2013
    Colby College
    Waterville, ME 04901
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Cyrus Shahan
    207.859.4443
    cshahan@colby.edu




MI

  • Ann Arbor
    Read Out
    During the Read Out readers are invited to read short passages (2-3 minutes) from their favorite banned or controversial books into a microphone on the steps outside the Graduate Library. If you are interested in reading at the Read Out contact Emily Hamstra (ehamstra@umich.edu). The library will be hosting a Virtual Read Out where readers will read and record a line or two from a banned book. These lines will be edited together to create a unique video statement celebrating the freedom to read. To participate in the Virtual Read Out, come to the Practice Presentation Room (room 1136) on the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library on Thursday, September 26th from 1-3pm. Questions about the Virtual Read Out can be directed to Breanna Hamm (hammbr@umich.edu).
    Tuesday, September 24th noon-1pm
    Diag, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan
    913 S. University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emily Hamstra
    734-615-1444
    ehamstra@umich.edu




  • Berrien Springs
    Banned Books Week Kick-off Party
    This is an annual event attended by a wide variety of people in the community. We share favorite banned books, eat snacks and watch a film version of a banned book. This year's featured film is "Lord of the Flies" (1963).
    September 21, 2013
    Berrien Springs, MI
    Berrien Springs, MI 49103
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Becky De Oliveira
    2692400349
    lbcs@mac.com




  • Detroit
    Nerd Nite Detroit - Get Booked!
    Nerd Nite Detroit is one of over 50 nerd nites across the world, and it's dedicated to bringing nerds to the stage to talk about their passions while the audience drinks and learns along. This month, we're celebrating book culture and banned books week. We have talks about buying books, banned books, and books in the digital age. We'll also have a book exchange where you can give books you want to share and take books you want to read.
    September 25
    Detroit, MI
    715 E. Milwaukee (Tangent Gallery)
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Liz Lamoste
    248-420-0580
    nerdnite313@gmail.com




  • East Lansing
    Banned Books Read-Out
    Celebrate Banned Books Week and help draw attention to issues surrounding censorship. Come read short passages from your favorite banned book into a microphone on the Main Library's patio. A selection of frequently banned books will also be available. Please contact Holly Flynn (flynnhol@msu.edu; 517-884-0901) if you are interested in reading at the Read Out.
    9/26/2013
    Michigan State University Main Library
    366 W. Circle Dr.
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Holly Flynn
    517-884-0901
    flynnhol@msu.edu




  • Mt. Pleasant
    Banned Books Week-Various Events
    Events include films, read-outs, receptions, and a panel discussion. See our website or facebook page for more info! http://cmichbannedbooks.weebly.com/index.html https://www.facebook.com/BannedBooksWeekCMU
    September 23-26
    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melissa Smith
    309-706-1217
    smith4ms@cmich.edu




  • Ypsilanti
    These Books Are Dangerous!
    Sept. 22-28, 2013
    Ypsilanti District Library
    5577 Whittaker Rd.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Molly Beedon
    734-482-4110 x1340
    beedon@ypsilibrary.org




MN

  • Roseau
    Young Adult Bookfair with Banned Books Display
    We annually have a children's and young adult book fair. This year we have decided to tie it to banned books week and used "We read banned books" as the theme of this year's book fair. We will have a banned books display "taped" off with the caution tape we received. We will give out the "freadom" items we received in the event kit. We will have "featured" book displays showing a book and why it was banned.
    September 21 through 28, 2013
    Inspiration Hollow
    104 Center St. W.
    Roseau, MN 56751
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Angie
    218-463-1002
    books@mncable.net




  • Saint Paul
    Banned Books Week Displays & Facebook Readers' Advisory Event
    The Saint Paul Public Library will have Banned Books displays at many of our 13 branches which feature yellow police tape (donated by the Saint Paul Police Department) and dust jackets on banned books which state "Caution! This book has been banned!" On Tuesday September 24 from 3:00-5:00 pm, we will have a Facebook Readers' Advisory event and will be asking participants to post the titles of banned books they have reador which they recommend, as well as a variety of other Banned Book and readers' advisory-related questions.
    Sept 24, 2013
    Saint Paul Public Library
    90 W. Fourth St
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Therese Scherbel
    651-266-7073
    therese.scherbel@ci.stpaul.mn.us




MO

  • Maplewood
    A Super Secret Night of Banned Books
    What do Fight Club, Harry Potter, Shel Silverstein and 1984 have in common? They’re all BANNED BOOKS! Join Book House in Celebration of Banned Books Week, the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. To celebrate the Book House is having a TOP SECRET event on September 21, featuring banned books, beer and music . Take a stand for your right to read these restricted classics by emailing info@bookhousestl.com to add your name and find out more about our Top Secret event... Shhhhhhh.
    9/21/2013
    The Book House STL
    7352 Manchester Road
    Maplewood, MO 63119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Stephen Siwinski
    3128600982
    steve.siwinski@gmail.com




NC

  • Asheboro
    Banned Book Read-Out
    For Jessi Bowman's senior project on book censorship, she will host a Read-Out at the Asheboro Public Library. All community members are invited to come out and read or support by listening. This event corresponds with Banned Books Week! (This event is not sponsored by the Randolph County/Asheboro Public Library)
    September 26, 2013
    Asheboro Public Library
    201 Worth Street
    Asheboro, NC 27203
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jessi Bowman
    3364956474
    jessilbowman@gmail.com




  • Raleigh
    Red, White & Banned
    Date: Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30 p.m. In celebration of National Banned Books Week, NC State students perform monologues and scenes from banned and challenged books. Celebrate your freedom to read! Presented by NCSU Libraries in collaboration with Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) National Theatre Honor Society. Free and open to the public.
    9/24/2013
    NC State University - Frank Thompson Hall
    E Dunn Ave.
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Marian Fragola
    919-513-3481
    marian_fragola@ncsu.edu




NE

  • South Sioux City
    Banned Book Read-a-thon
    Every 15 minutes members of the community will read a banned book at the library. From 9am to 8pm.
    Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013
    South Sioux City Public Library
    2121 Dakota Ave
    South Sioux City, NE 68776
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    David Mixdorf
    402-494-7545
    dwmixdorf@southsiouxcity.org




  • South Sioux City
    Why We Have Banned Books in Our Library
    6:30pm. Power Point Presentation on books that have been banned and challenged. Books will be on display to view and a discussion on the ALA Freedom to Read and Freedom to View statements,
    Monday, Sept 23, 2013
    South Sioux City Public Library
    2121 Dakota Ave
    South Sioux City, NE 68776
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    David Mixdorf
    402-494-7545
    dwmixdorf@southsiouxcity.org




NH

NJ

  • Succasunna
    BANNED BOOKS WHAT'S UP WITH THAT
    From 6-7:30PM for teens in grardes 7-12 in the large meeting room. Become a member of the BANNED. We will be discussing Banned Book Week which runs from September 22-28, what books are banned and why. You will be surprised! As always refreshments are served.
    Sept. 19, 2013
    Roxbury Public Library
    103 Main Street
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Liz Sann
    973-584-2400 x113
    liz.sann@roxburylibrary.org




NM

  • Alamogordo
    Book Discussion of "Speak"
    6-7:30 PM at the Public Library. Join us for a discussion of the frequently-banned book "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. This young-adult novel deals with a 13-year-old girl who is raped but is unable to speak about it, stops speaking altogether, then gradually re-takes control of her life. Free event and open to the public.
    September 30, 2013
    Alamogordo Public Library
    920 Oregon Avenue
    Alamogordo, NM 88310
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Allen Stenger
    575-491-3633
    StenLibMail@yahoo.com




  • Albuquerque
    Title Wave Books Banned Books Week 2013 Essay Competition
    September 22nd, 2013 - September 28th, 2013, we will be celebrating Banned Books Week! We're looking to involve our community with an essay competition for home-schoolers and book lovers alike! Come on in and pick a book from our Banned Books display or list, write a convincing essay about why you think the book should BANNED or UNBANNED, and you could win a $20 gift card to Title Wave Books! Please visit our website at www.titlewavebooks.com or our Facebook at www.facebook.com/TitleWaveBooksNM for more information and rules! (Local only entries, please!)
    September 22nd, 2013 - September 28th, 2013
    Title Wave Books
    2318 Wisconsin ST NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sara Armstrong
    505-294-9495
    info@titlewavebooks.com




NV

  • Las Vegas
    Uncensored Voices: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    In recognition of Banned Books Week, join the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the ACLU of Nevada, and the Vegas Valley Book Festival for the fourth annual installment of Uncensored Voices, a celebration of words, ideas and a call-to-action for anyone who cares about free speech. The evening will be moderated by Las Vegas Review-Journal political columnist Steve Sebelius and will feature dramatic readings and a moderated debate covering questions such as: Reality or fiction: What are we preparing our children for by limiting access to knowledge?
    September 26, 2013
    Las Vegas
    1401 E. Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sara Lemma
    702-366-1536x204
    lemma@aclunv.org




  • Reno
    I Read Banned Books: Book reading and open mic
    10AM-Noon Community leaders and local authors read from their favorite banned and challenged novels. Feel free to join in for the open mic! Local food trucks will cater gourmet food and cold drinks. Grassroots Books with have a display in the store of past and presently challenged books. Event in partnership with the ACLU of Nevada, Washoe County Library System, UNR Writing Center
    September 22nd, 2013
    Grassroots Books
    660 E. Grove St.
    Reno, NV 89502
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Forrest
    775-828-2663
    forrest@grassrootsbooks.com




  • Reno
    Banned Book Storytime
    Local librarians and Reno Moms blog present challenged children's books including "And Tango Makes Three" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends." Bet you didn't know those were banned! Learn more about these books and others that have been challenged and enjoy stories told every hour. Food trucks will be catering gourmet food and cold drinks, and Grassroots Books will have a display of past and presently banned books. In partnership with ACLU of Nevada, Washoe County Library System, UNR Writing Center
    September 22nd, 2013
    Grassroots Books
    660 E. Grove St.
    Reno, NV 89502
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Forrest
    775-828-2663
    forrest@grassrootsbooks.com




NY

  • Albany
    Banned Book Readout!
    Local celebrities will read excerpts from their favorite banned book. Cash bar and refreshments will be available.
    Tuesday, Spetmber 24, 2013, at 6 pm
    The Univerity Club
    141 Washingon Avenue
    Albany, NY 12210
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melanie Trimble
    (518) 436-8594
    mtrimble@nyclu.org




  • Ithaca
    Voices of Freedom
    TCPL and the Ithaca City of Asylum will present “Voices of Freedom” featuring a reading by Venezuelan political critic and renowned author Israel Centeno. Centeno will read in English from his novel “La Torre Invertida” (translated as The Tower Overturned). The novel is about the unraveling of a city where dystopia becomes its citizens' harsh reality. As part of the program, Ithaca City of Asylum’s resident writer, Sonali Samarasinghe, exiled from Sri Lanka and presently an international visiting scholar at Ithaca College, will read a brief excerpt from her memoir-in-progress, and Pablo Cohen, head of the classical guitar program and a faculty member in the Latin American Studies program at Ithaca College, will perform regional music. At the same time until December 20, the exhibit "BANNED!" curated by Suzanne Onodera will be on display. For additional information please go to http://tcpl-exhibits.blogspot.com/
    Sunday, September 29, 2013
    Tompkins County Public Library
    101 East Green Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Carrie Wheeler
    607 272-4557 ext 248
    cwheeler@tcpl.org




  • Ithaca
    "BANNED!" an art exhibit curated by Suzanne Onodera - Opening Reception
    BANNED!, the fifth exhibit in the 2013 Year of Art at TCPL opens in conjunction with Banned Books Week and celebrates the freedom to read. Curated by Suzanne Onodera, the focus of the exhibit is to call attention to the banned or challenged book throughout history in the United States. BANNED! brings together 16 artists, poets, writers, librarians and community members who have been inspired to illustrate a challenged or banned book in a variety of mediums and asks: “What sort of society would we be without freedom of access, freedom of ideas, and the freedom to read?” BANNED! will be on display at the Library from September 20 through December 19, 2013and is made possible with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
    Friday, October 4, 2013 5:00 - 8:00 PM
    Tompkins County Public Library
    101 East Green Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sally Grubb
    607 272-4557 ext. 232
    sgrubb@tcpl.org




  • New York
    Paradise Banned: Poetry Readings for Banned Books with Timothy Donnelly, Deborah Landau and More
    This is an event sponsored by The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the PEN American Center in honor of banned poetry.
    9/30/2013
    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
    126 Crosby Street
    New York, NY 10012
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Inessa
    (212) 587-4025, ext. 6
    inessa@abffe.org




  • Patchogue
    Banned Books Week Read-Out
    In observance of Banned Books Week, on Wednesday, September 25 at noon, we will be holding a Banned Books Week Read-Out. For one afternoon on Main Street, Library staff and members of the Patchogue community will publicly read passages from books that have been banned or challenged at some time in history.
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Patchogue-Medford Library
    54-60 East Main Street
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Garrison Lutz
    (631) 654-4700 x. 235
    glutz@pmlib.org




  • Syracuse
    Banned Book Week
    Sryacuse University's Bird Library and Tully Center for Free Speech will be marking Banned Book Week with daily readings of banned books in both Bird Library and the Schine Student Center. Monday, Schine Center Atrium, 10 a.m., Prof. Barbara Stripling, School of Information, president American Library Association. Monday, Schine Center Atrium, 12:15 Prof. David Rubin, Newhouse School. Tuesday, Bird Library, noon, Prof. Roy Gutterman, Newhouse School/Tully Center. Wednesday, Bird Library, noon, Bonnie Ryan, SU libraries. Thursday, Schine Center Atrium, noon, Michael Pasqualoni, SU libraries. Friday, Schine Center Atrium, noon, Prof. Megan Oakleaf, School of Information
    Sept. 23-27, 2013
    Syracuse University - Schine Student Center & Bird Library
    University Place
    Syracuse, NY 13244
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Steven Hoover (Bird Library) & Roy Gutterman (Tully Center for Free Speech)
    315-443- 5526; 315-443-3523
    sjhoover@syr.edu; rsgutter@syr.edu




  • Troy
    Banned Book Readout!
    Local celebrities will read excerpts from their favorite banned book. Refreshments will be available.
    Friday, September 27, 2013, at 6 pm
    Market Block Books
    290 River Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melanie Trimble
    (518) 436-8594
    mtrimble@nyclu.org




  • Troy
    Banned Book Readout!
    Local celebrities will read excerpts from their favorite banned book. Refreshments will be available.
    Friday, September 27, 2013, at 6 pm
    Market Block Books
    290 River Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Melanie Trimble
    (518) 436-8594
    mtrimble@nyclu.org




OH

  • Cincinnati
    Banned Books Week Talk on Censorship
    Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7:00pm
    Joseph-Beth Booksellers
    2692 Madison Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45208
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michael Link
    513-412-5700 ext.1110
    mlink@josephbeth.com




  • Gambier
    Julia Warga
    Word Search puzzle contest, a display, and sharing photos on Instagram of the community members holding copies of their favorite banned or challenged books.
    Kenyon College, Olin and Chalmers Libraries
    Olin and Chalmers Libraries
    Gambier, OH 43022
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Julia Warga
    740-427-5834
    glynnj@kenyon.edu




  • North Canton
    Fire is Catching: Banned Books Week at the Walsh University Library
    Ongoing displays about Banned Books Week will be going on all week. During this time patrons can pick up an ALA Banned Books Week pin, vote for their favorite most frequently challenged book, and be entered to win a gift card. The entire week is Hunger Games themed! On Wednesday, September 25 at 7pm, the Library, along with the Division of Language and Letters, is hosting a party with a discussion about the need to celebrate something like Banned Books Week. We will look at worldwide and US implications of books being banned, how to fight censorship and more. There will be appetizers, drinks, and desserts. The party will take place in Panem's Capitol and patrons will be able to leave with Hunger Games goodies.
    Displays- all week during open hours, Party/Discussion- 9/25/2013 at 7pm
    Walsh University Library
    2020 East Maple St.
    North Canton, OH 44720
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Katie Hutchison
    (330) 244-4968
    khutchison@walsh.edu




  • Pepper Pike
    Read Out!
    Join us as we celebrate the freedom to read! The Ursuline Studies Program, with co-sponsorship provided by the Besse Library, Campus Ministry, English Department and Andrews Osborne Academy, will host a celebration of reading and freedom for Banned Books Week. A Read Out will be held on Tuesday, September 24 from 11 AM - 2PM in the Pilla Atrium and the Besse Library. According to Mimi Pipino, Director of the Ursuline Studies Program, "Banned Books Week reminds us of the power that the gift of intellectual freedom confers. Education and good books open us up to experiences of others who don't live or think as we do; they can make us uncomfortable, and challenge us to examine our values and view of the world. The Read Out gives the Ursuline College community an opportunity to celebrate that freedom—and to read some really great books!" At the Read Out, you will have the chance to enter a raffle and win a prize! If you are interested in participating as a reader or for more information, please contact the Ursuline Studies Department at 440 646 8110. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. For more information, visit ala.org/bbooks.
    9/24/13
    Ursuline College
    2550 Lander Road
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dr. Mimi Pipino
    440.646.8112
    mpipino@ursuline.edu




OK

  • Tulsa
    Library Learn at Lunch About Banned Books
    A lunch and learn program presenting Federal court cases about banned books and discussing more than 30 examples of banned books in America.
    September 25, 2013
    Tulsa Community College
    909 South Boston
    Tulsa, OK 74119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Demetrius Bereolos
    918-595-8093
    demetrius.bereolos@tulsacc.edu




  • Tulsa
    Banned Books Week Lunch & Learn
    TCC Library and Metro Campus Student Activities Office are co-hosting a discussion of Federal court cases about banned books, Oklahoma stories about banned books, and examples of more than 30 banned books from across the United States.
    September 25, 2013
    Tulsa Community College
    909 South Boston
    Tulsa, OK 74119
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Demetrius Bereolos
    918-595-8093
    demetrius.bereolos@tulsacc.edu




OR

  • Beaverton
    Virtual Read-Out
    Patrons are invited to drop in on Monday, Sept. 23rd between 5:00-7:00pm to read an excerpt from their favorite banned or challenged book on camera. We'll post the videos on the American Library Association's video feed.
    September 23, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM
    Beaverton City Library
    12375 SW 5th St.
    Beaverton, OR 97005
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dawn Borgardt
    503-350-3651
    dborgardt@beavertonoregon.gov




  • Newport
    To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature
    Professor Pancho Savery of will present a program about censorship of literature. Recent efforts to remove the “N” word in literature—from the new edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn in which the word is changed to “slave” to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone because of its "offensive" language—raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing? Should accommodations be made considering the difference between a character’s and author’s point of view? This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Savery is professor of English, humanities, and American studies at Reed College. He also teaches in Reed’s freshman humanities program on the Ancient Mediterranean World (focusing on Greece, Egypt, Persia, and Rome). For the last eleven years, he has worked with Oregon Humanities on the Humanity in Perspective program. Our monthly Reading Circle will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on September 24, and our featured Literary Flick that evening will be the 1939 version of the film, starring Mickey Rooney. We will also have a display featuring banned and challenged book.
    September 22, 2013
    Newport Public Library
    35 NW Nye St.
    Newport, OR 97365
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sheryl Eldridge
    541-265-2153
    sheryl@newportlibrary.org




PA

  • Allentown
    The Emotive Powers of Literature: Celebrating Banned Books through Dance
    n celebration of Banned Books Week, Judith's Reading Room collaborates with Muhlenberg College's Six Meters improvisational dance group on a dance performance focused on Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. The graphic novel and memoir, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi will come to life in the form of an innovative dance interpretation. Sponsored by Judith’s Reading Room, the winner of a grant from the American Library Association. Persepolis, the story about a young girl who comes of age during the Iranian Revolution will be performed by ‘Six Meters,’ an improvisational dance group under the direction of Susan Creitz. The book was selected to highlight how books are routinely challenged and banned in America. Dozens of other banned books will be highlighted including Nickel and Dimed, The Chocolate War, Of Mice and Men, and Julie of the Wolves --all of which have been banned or challenged in Pennsylvania. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, September 26 at the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College at both 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Thursday Sept. 26, 2013 Performances at 12:30pm and 7:00pm
    Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College
    2400 Chew St.
    Allentown, PA 18104
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Cathy Leiber
    484-661-6151
    info@judithsreadingroom.org




  • Bryn Mawr
    Books Banned for Crazy Reasons
    We hand-selected titles that were banned for ridiculous reasons (not to say that ALL censorship isn't ridiculous). Examples include: The dictionary; Green Eggs and Ham; Where the Wild Things Are; & Captain Underpants. Come check it out and learn some crazy facts about book banning still happening in American schools.
    September 15-29
    Main Point Books
    1041 West Lancaster Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Amber
    610-525-1480
    mainpointbooks@gmail.com




  • Kutztown
    Banned Books window and store display
    We will be devoting our largest window display and space in the store to highlight the many titles, many of them contemporary, that have been challenged or banned. In particular we will be trying to feature titles that have faced local (Pennsylvania) challenges. We will be including information (dates, location, reason) for titles being challenged, and quotes from authors about book banning. We intend to create a dynamic and challenging display that provokes questions from our customers.
    September 15th - October 5th
    Firefly Bookstore
    230 West Main Street
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Rebecca Laincz/Matthew Williams
    484-648-2712
    contactus@fireflybookstore.com




  • Pittsburgh
    Free People Read Freely: Discover What You're Missing!
    September 23 - 28, 2013
    CCAC North Campus
    8701 Perry Highway
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Candace Smigla
    412-369-3651
    csmigla@ccac.edu




RI

  • East Providence
    Living Literature "prevents" Books: Banned, Challenged or Restricted
    The East Providence Public Library and The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union invite you to commemorate Banned Books Week with us! Take a stand on the right to read with a dramatic presentation by actors Barry Press, Sharon Carpentier, and Kelly Seigh: Living Literature prevents Books: Banned, Challenged & Restricted! Do you recognize these names? Alexie, Angelou, Capote, Chbosky, Collins, Ehrenreich, Hosseini,Huxley, Lee, Morrison, Pullman, Salinger, Twain, Vonnegut, Walker... Hear the reasons communities give for banning, challenging, or restricting access to these famous authors' works in dramatic readings by professional actors. This program is free and open to all. Come for the presentation and an important and lively conversation. Enjoy light refreshments too. Living Literature's performance has been graciously supported by A League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Grant.
    September 26, 2013
    East Providence Public Library
    41 Grove Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Joyce May
    401-434-2453
    eplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com




SC

  • Clemson
    Banned Books reading
    Students will read excerpts from a series of banned books. Free and open to the public.
    09/25; 09/27
    Clemson University, Cooper Library (front lobby)
    Clemson , SC 29631
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Lucian Ghita
    2035080646
    lghita@clemson.edu




  • Rock Hill
    Winthrop's 5th Annual Banned Books Reading
    Presented by the Winthrop Literary Society, John C. West Forum, Department of English and National Council of Teachers of English. Students will do dramatic readings from The Chocolate War, Killing Mr. Griffin, the Bluest Eye and Captain Underpants.
    09/24/2013
    Winthrop University
    701 Oakland Avenue
    Rock Hill, SC 29733
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Department of English
    803/323-2171
    smithne@winthrop.edu




SD

  • Brookings
    Banned Books Week Live Read Out
    9/25/2013
    Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD 57007
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Kathy Gustafson
    605-691-4029
    kathy.gustafson@sdstate.edu




TX

  • Austin
    TX BBQ&A Banned Books Questions & Answers
    “Texas Banned Books: Questions and Answers” (TXBBQ&A) will be an interactive roundtable discussion about the real, relevant state of censorship in Texas. The conversation will center on Texas schools and values, books in prison, freedom of the press and the right to read.
    9/26/2013
    Perry-Castaneda Library UT Austin
    101 East 21st Street
    Austin, TX 78712
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Acacia O'Connor
    315-481-1537
    acacia@ncac.org




  • El Paso
    Various Events at all Library Branches
    All El Paso Public Library branches are doing programs and raising awareness about censorship during Banned Book Week. Programs for adults, teens and all ages.
    September 22-28, 2013
    El Paso Public Library
    501 N. Oregon
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Susan Barnum
    915-543-5433
    barnumsb@elpasotexas.gov




  • Frisco
    Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    Learn a little bit about the history of censorship and book banning while Collin College faculty, staff, and students share excerpts from some of their favorite banned or controversial works. The Collin College Preston Ridge Library will also have a banned books display available for viewing all week.
    September 25th 2013 from 7-8:30pm
    Collin College Preston Ridge Campus (Conference Center)
    9700 Wade Boulevard
    Frisco, TX 75035
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Dr. Diana C. Gingo
    972-377-1631
    dgingo@collin.edu




  • Mont Belvieu
    We are celebrating the freedom to read by holding a drawing for students. They read a banned/challenged book, write a Twitter-style book review, and enter the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. We also have a display in the library.
    September 22-28, 2013
    Barbers Hill High School
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jennifer Jones
    281-576-2221
    jjones@bhisd.net




  • Orange
    Banned: Night at the Museum
    Especially for those 21 and up, experience art after dark and celebrate Banned Book Week at the Stark Museum. Discover banned books in the exhibition Tales & Travels. Join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the lobby and enjoy live music by the nationally-recognized Beaumont band Mad Maude & the Hatters. Participate in art making demonstrations with a professional artist. Create your own whimsical hat, fascinator hairpiece or bowtie. Enjoy light refreshments and soft drinks (included with cover charge.) Cash-only bar. Cover charge: $10/general public, $8/SCV member. This event is for ages 21 and over with I.D.
    09/27/2013
    Stark Museum of Art
    712 Green Avenue
    Orange, TX 77630
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Jennifer Restauri, Educator for Studio and Family Programs
    4098862787
    jrestauri@starkmuseum.org




  • Saginaw
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    The library will be celebrating its 2nd annual Banned Books Week Celebration the week of September 22nd-28th, 2013. People of all ages in the community are invited to celebrate the freedom to read a banned or challenged book during that week. Patrons will then be invited to record an optional video with one of the library's flip cameras donated from the North Texas Library Partners for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out that will be posted on YouTube.com. Incentive prizes will be rewarded to patrons who participate in Banned Books Week. Half Price Books and the Saginaw Library Boosters are this year's sponsors. Half Price Books has donated books that will be given away to people who read a Banned or Challenged book. In addition, if you read a banned or challenged book, you can put your name in for a drawing to receive a $5 gift card for Half Price Books. Visit the library for more information.
    John Ed Keeter Public Library of Saginaw
    355 W. McLeroy Blvd.
    Saginaw, TX 76179
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Paula Waak
    817-230-0300 ext. 4
    pwaak@ci.saginaw.tx.us




  • Wylie
    Banned Books Week
    We're celebrating Banned Books Week 1920's style! Fight the prohibition of books at our speakeasy and check out the 2013 list of banned and challenged books.
    September 9-September 30, 2013
    Smith Public Library
    300 Country Club Road
    Wylie, TX 75098
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Ofilia Barrera
    972-516-6258
    Ofilia.Barrera@wylietexas.gov




VA

  • 201 Prince Street, Alexandria
    Banned Book READ OUT
    The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association's Banned Book READ OUT will take place Monday, September 23 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Athenaeum. Teens from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch, two former Alexandria Poets Laureates, local poets and authors, a journalist, a literary agent, a performance artist, the town crier, and members of the Alexandria City Council will read from such books as To Kill A Mockingbird, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Lorax. Please come and listen and join in the discussion of why these and other books were banned. If you would like to read, please contact admin@nvfaa.org.
    Monday September 23, 2013
    The Athenaeum
    201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314
    201 Prince Street, Alexandria , VA 22314
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Catherine Aselford
    703-548-0035
    admin@nvfaa.org




VT

  • St. Johnsbury
    An Evening Without: Giving Voice To The Silenced
    [We submitted this event earlier, on 9/9, and have just realized that it has not been added to your listing. Can it go up right away? Thanks.] Vermont writers read from the works of those whose writing has been challenged, censored, or banned. Featured readers: Don Bredes, Garret Keizer, Reeve Lindbergh, Howard Norman, Bess O’Brien, Jane Shore, Baron Wormser; emcee is Allen Gilbert of the ACLU. Held in celebration of the First Amendment during Banned Books Week. Admission by donation. Presented by ACLU-VT. For information: www.acluvt.org.
    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Catamount Arts Cabaret
    115 Eastern Ave.
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Andrea Warnke, ACLU-Vermont
    (802) 223-6304 x 114
    info@acluvt.org




WA

  • Seattle
    Banned Books Week Readings
    Each day during Banned Books Week we will read a banned book in the library, from 12-1pm. This is a brown bag event.
    9/23/13 - 9/27/13, 12-1pm each day
    Antioch University Seattle
    2326 Sixth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98121
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Beverly Stuart
    206-268-4507
    bstuart@antioch.edu




  • Spanaway
    Censorship! Why Freedom to Read is Important.
    Each year during library orientations I promote Banned Books Week. Students are always SHOCKED to here their favorites appear on the list like "Harry Potter" and "Hunger Games". When the week arrives, we pull all the books we own that have appeared on a banned books list and created a display with information on censorship and wrap it all up with yellow caution tape. Students are very intrigued!
    9/23/13
    Bethel Middle School
    22001 38th Ave. E.
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Carrie WIllenbring
    253-683-7295
    cwillenbri@bethelsd.org




WI

  • Madison
    ACLU of Wisconsin's Banned Books Happy Hour
    Harry Potter. Like Water for Chocolate. Persepolis. If you've read any of those, you've read a banned book. Please join us Tuesday, Sept. 24 to celebrate Banned Books Week and toast an end to censorship! What: Celebrating our freedom to read When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Argus, 123 E. Main St., Madison (map here) We've reserved a private room at Argus (plus bartender!). Come enjoy happy hour specials and enter to win a $25 gift card to Avol's and A Room of One's Own!
    September 24, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Argus Bar and Grille, 123 E. Main St., Madison, WI
    123 E. Main St.
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Sarah Karon
    608-469-5540
    skaron@aclu-wi.org




  • Milwaukee
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    Join us for a Banned Books Week Celebration at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Dress in costume as your favorite character from a banned book and you could win one of our great prizes. Explore the art gallery, listen to excerpts from modern and classic banned books, and enjoy some refreshments with us. Fun for the whole family! This event is free and open to the public.
    September 25, 2013
    Woodland Pattern Book Center
    720 East Locust Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emilio De Torre
    414-272-4032
    edetorre@aclu-wi.org




  • Milwaukee
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    Join us for a Banned Books Week Celebration at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Dress in costume as your favorite character from a banned book and you could win one of our great prizes. Explore the art gallery, listen to excerpts from modern and classic banned books, and enjoy some refreshments with us. Fun for the whole family! This event is free and open to the public.
    September 25, 2013
    Woodland Pattern Book Center
    720 East Locust Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Emilio De Torre
    414-272-4032
    edetorre@aclu-wi.org




  • Milwaukee
    Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom From Surveillance, and Democratic Values
    To kick off Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies and UWM's Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a presentation by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom. Barbara Jones is the director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association and executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She has been active for 25 years in the field of intellectual freedom issues.
    September 22, 2013
    Milwaukee Public Library - Centennial Hall
    733 N Eighth Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    Display: Yes
    Event: Yes
    Michael Zimmer
    414-229-3627
    zimmerm@uwm.edu