Banned Books Week
First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take their democratic freedom to read for granted. The event is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Books: Banned, Challenged & Restricted-RI ACLU Event
The East Providence Public Library and The RI ACLU invite you to a CELEBRATION of the FREEDOM to READ on Thursday, September 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
A dramatic presentation by Living Literature performed by actors Barry Press, Sharon Carpentier, and Kelly Seigh.
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. This event is free, open to the public, and no prior reservations are necessary. It's also a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded folks. Light refreshments will be served.