What are Banned Books?

Day-Riverside

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  • Banned Books

Banned Books Week was launched 35 years ago in response to ever-increasing attempts to ban certain books from libraries and campuses throughout the country. The American Library Association believes that "the freedom to read is essential to our democracy" though it is "continuously under attack."

In this discussion, librarians from the Day-Riverside Branch will explain "bans" and "challenges" and highlight some historical examples, including those from film and music. Patrons are invited to share their own favorite banned or challenged books, and talk about why these books are important and why they should be read.

Light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate.

Location: Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room

Contact Information: 801-594-8632