Banned Books Week - Program Round Up

Karen, Coordinator of Young Adult Services

Tuesday, September 20 / 5:30pm
Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY  
Censorship continues a record-breaking sweep across our nation in the form of book bans, removal of literacy materials from school libraries, and the limitation on educators’ speech in the classroom. Teachers, parents, and citizens often feel hopeless when seeking ways to combat censorship, but there are some novel approaches recently taken by libraries, associations, and educators that support a student’s right to read.
Tuesday, September 20, 6:00pm
Join Austin Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library for a Banned Camp + Books UnBanned collaboration! Hear from teens on the front lines of book banning and learn more about intellectual freedom, and the societal impact of book banning. 
Thursday, September 22 / 3:30pm
Join The New York Public Library's Center for Educators and Schools for a panel discussion on banned books in New York City public and school libraries, featuring expert librarians across the city. Topics include banned books in library collections and programming, as well as thoughts from public and school librarians in different boroughs and various settings.
Wednesday, September 22 / 6:30pm
Across the country, school and public libraries are seeing a growing movement to ban books that bring racial and gender diversity to the page. In state after state, local community members, school boards and elected lawmakers are challenging the rights of children and young adults to read books like “Gender Queer” and “The 1619 Project.” Join the Center for Brooklyn History and panelists Joshua Block, Linda Johnson, and Jeffrey Blair for a riveting discussion moderated by Hannah Natanson.


This blog post reflects the opinions of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of Brooklyn Public Library.


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