Wednesday, September 28
Banned Book Readaloud
Thursday, September 29
10:30am - 12:00noon
Don’t miss the opportunity to read a passage from your favorite banned or challenged books. Sign up early to reserve your spot.
Black Out Poetry
Grab a paper. Grab a marker. “Censor” someone else’s words to create a work of art.
Banned Books Week Bracket
September 1-September 29
Classic and modern banned and challenged books go head to head. Submit your bracket by September 10th and then be sure to vote each week to help move your favorite book to the finals. The winner will be announced at the Banned Books Week Readaloud.
Banned Books Week Exhibits
September 1-September 30
Come by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library to see how many banned or challenged books you’ve read.
Tuesday, September 27
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join Tom Caswell, the Director of Public Services for the Thomas G. Carpenter Library as he leads our panelists through a fascinating look at censorship and the importance of standing up for your right to read.
Banned Books Week is the national celebration of our freedom to read. Launched in 1982 to draw attention to the problem of book censorship in the United States, Banned Books Week will be held September 25 - October 1, 2016. This year’s Banned Books Week will celebrate literature written by diverse writers that has been banned or challenged, as well as explore why diverse books are being disproportionately singled out in the first place.
Books have been banned as long as there have been books and continue to be banned or challenged even today. A banned book is a book that may be: