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Banned Books Week 2022

Sept 18 - 24 Banned Books Week @ Milne Library

Banned Books Week celebrates freedom of expression, intellectual freedom and the freedom to read.  It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.  Join the Milne Library staff for a week of thought-provoking, engaging events. Share your thoughts and pictures from our different events throughout the week on instagram with #oneyreads

Monday, Sept 19

     11:00 - 1:00. 205 Milne. Open Letter Write-A-Thon
     Begins Monday. 3rd Floor Milne.  Reflection Wall

Tuesday, Sept 20

     3:00 - 4:00. Alden Room, Milne. "Intellectual Freedom & You," Presentation by Dr. Martin Garnar

Friday, Sept 23

     11:00 - 12:00. Online. Banned Books Karaoke

For 40 years, the annual event has brought 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. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. 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 these Banned Books

What's the difference?

Banned VS Challenged 
Materials that have been removed from a curriculum or library collection   Materials that someone has attempted to remove or restrict from a curriculum or library collection.