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Banned Books Week

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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.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. – American Library Association



Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Banned Books Week: Virtual Read-Out

Celebrate your RIGHT to READ! Help us kick off Banned Books Week by creating a short video for the American Library Association's Virtual Read-Out. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Other1 Bannedbooks1

Main Library
Sep 24 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Who Banned The Flamingo, And Was There An Uprising?

Banned Books Week kicks off with author Larry Baker, whose first novel, The Flamingo Rising, was challenged at an Illinois high school in 2010. Baker not only explains everything, but he will also do a public reading of the specific chapter that led to the book being condemned. The visit coincides with the national release of his latest novel, From a Distance! (Bannedbooks1) (JPL50) (Authors1)

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Sep 25 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Game On: Banned?!

Join us for Banned?!, the game of life, death and talking animals. Think you know your banned books? Come try out your literary know-how in this hilarious game that will have you answering questions, performing challenges and maybe even winning candy! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 26 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Banned Book Week: Debate

In this program we will be debating the pros and cons of banning a book and taking a vote if a book should or should not be banned. This program is for 12-18 year olds. Bannedbooks1

Southeast Regional Library
Sep 26 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Game On: Banned?!

Join us for Banned?!, the game of life, death and talking animals. Think you know your banned books? Come try out your literary know-how in this hilarious game that will have you answering questions, performing challenges and maybe even winning candy! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

Argyle Branch Library
Sep 26 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Banned Books to Movies Event for Teens

Celebrate your RIGHT to READ! In honor of banned books week, we will show the film adaptation of A banned book! Many Banned books have been made into extremely popular movies. How many have you seen? If you haven't read the book version, come join us, you may even decide to read the book! Light refreshments provided. For teens ages 12-18.
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Highlands Regional Library
Sep 26 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Banned Book Magnets

Come celebrate Banned Book Week with us and use your creativity to create your own Banned Book Magnet. Bannedbooks1

San Marco Branch Library
Sep 26 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book Club Meeting

"Banned Books at the Library" Book-to-Film

The San Marco Library will host a book club and movie viewing of the feature film inspired by the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
Join us for an energetic discussion of the similarities and differences between the published works and the feature film. BANNEDBOOKS1?

Highlands Regional Library
Sep 26 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Get Crafty: Blackout Poetry with Banned Books

Attention crafty-minded adults, join us for this special craft program and we celebrate banned books week with black out poetry! Free and open to the public! Materials supplied! bannedbooks1

Brown Eastside Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Game On: Banned?!

Join us for Banned?!, the game of life, death and talking animals. Think you know your banned books? Come try out your literary know-how in this hilarious game that will have you answering questions, performing challenges and maybe even winning candy! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

Regency Square Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:45pm

Banned Books and a Movie!

Come discuss banned books; the who, the why and the how. We'll have popcorn and a movie based on a banned book! Bannedbooks1

Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Banned Book Magnets

Hey teens, want to make your own Banned Book week magnet? Join library staff to explore Banned Books and create your own magnet that represents your freedom to read! For teens ages 12-18.
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Westbrook Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get Crafty: Blackout Poetry

Blackout poetry repurposes old (and often banned!) books to create new poems. Join us to create your own! Bannedbooks1

West Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Create for Banned Books

Hey teens, want to make your mark on the library? Join library staff to explore Banned Books and create a display that represents your freedom to read! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

San Marco Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Cook-a-Banned-Book

Have you ever read a book you just couldn't stomach? Some people like to devour their books and there are other books they just find inedible. Come to the Library to celebrate Banned Book Week and maybe you’ll find a few banned books you can really sink your teeth into as you listen to a book and make a snack based on it. Bannedbooks1

Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Banned Book to Movie: The Outsiders

Celebrate your RIGHT to READ! In honor of banned books week, we will show the film adaptation of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. Light refreshments provided. For teens ages 12-18.
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Beaches Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Game On: Banned?!

Join us for Banned?!, the game of life, death and talking animals. Think you know your banned books? Come try out your literary know-how in this hilarious game that will have you answering questions, performing challenges and maybe even winning candy! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 27 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Game On - Banned?!

Join us for Banned?!, the game of life, death and talking animals. Think you know your banned books? Come try out your literary know-how in this hilarious game that will have you answering questions, performing challenges and maybe even winning candy! For teens ages 12-18. Bannedbooks1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Sep 27 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Banned Books Jeopardy

Join us and play Banned Books Jeopardy and then discuss why books would be banned? What’s your opinion about this subject?
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Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 27 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm

BANNED!

BANNED!
In spite of our rights, censorship is happening. But your words have the power to challenge censorship when books are threatened with removal from school and public library shelves. Join us for an evening of words. Actor Jason Woods will read from selected banned books, and Leslie Kirkwood will lead a conversation about censorship and free speech. Bannedbooks1

Jacksonville Public Library