Archives for Banned Books Week

October Tweens Talk Banned Books

Celebrating Banned Books Week – October 1st-7th, 2023! Tweens Talk Banned Books American Born Chinese & Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy Grades 4-6 Thursday, October 5th at 4:30-5:30 pm Location: Galaxy Hall Registration required. Register here Join us in the Trove for a special-edition, double-title book club designed for tweens in grades 4-6 – Tweens Talk Banned Books – to celebrate Banned Books Week 2023 and discuss challenged books!  Our book discussion will seek to engage in open and honest conversations about diverse books and sometimes difficult material as an alternative to book banning. There will be a BINGO game
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Banned Books Photobooth

Get caught reading a Banned Book in the Library's Lobby! Take a “mugshot” holding your favorite banned or challenged book with our “crime” sign in front of our backdrop. Post your selfie to social media using the hashtag #WPFreedomtoRead OR upload your photos to our website here. We'll add your “mugshots” to this page and our gallery as they come in. We'll also have a pop-up photobooth at upcoming #WPFreedomtoRead events where staff can take your photo. “Mugshot” Gallery:
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Banned Books Quiz

Defend the first amendment and celebrate the freedom to read freely, or as Jay-Z famously said, “We change people through conversation, not through censorship.” In honor of Banned Books Week – September 18 – 24 — please join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 21st via Zoom as author Christopher Finan talks about his book How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice. Finan will be interviewed by Oren Teicher, former CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. This event and our banned books title quiz,
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