Friday, September 24, 2010

ALA Events for Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week Read-Out! Chicago

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Join us to kick-off Banned Books Week on this Saturday, September 25, 2010, rain or shine, from noon to 2:00 PM, in historic Bughouse Square in Chicago, IL for the Read-Out!an event that will bring attention to books that have been banned and challenged in the United States. ALA President Roberta Stevens will welcome critically acclaimed and censored young adult author, Chris Crutcher, our host of the event. Some of the authors featured on the ten most frequently challenged books of 2009 will read from their work and share their experiences as targets of censors. The readings begin at noon and will be followed by book signings by all the authors in attendance from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. A limited number of books will be given away for free to participating audience members.


Lauren Myracle (ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r of the Internet Girl Series)
Rick Kogan, WGN's Sunday Papers
Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune

Performances by City Lit Theater Company, Chicago Public Library Teen Volume Readers Theatre Troup


Bughouse Square (Washington Square Park) is located at 901 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, across from the Newberry Library
IN CASE OF RAIN: The event will be held in the Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, 60 W Walton St.




The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Foundation Civics Program, and the Newberry Library are proud to continue to sponsor this event.

Library and Bookstore Banned Books Week Events

If you are unable to join us for the Banned Books Week Read-Out! in Chiacgo, IL, but would like to celebrate your freedom to read, check out events in your local library or bookstore. That site will be updated frequently, so check back periodically. To promote your Banned Books Week event on that page, please sign-up here.

Banned Books Week in Second Life

Events will take place all throughout the week on ALA Island in Second Life. Check our Banned Books Week in Second Life page for more information.

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1 comment:

Amos Keppler said...

All such banned books festivals and stuff are valuable beyond words.


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