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September 22−28, 2013

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings 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.

 

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 the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

 
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Mon May 21 @11:00AM -
Story Time - Liberal Branch
Tue May 22 @11:00AM -
Story Time - Golden City Branch
Mon May 28 @12:00AM
Closed for Memorial Day
Tue May 29 @10:00AM -
Registration Begins
Tue May 29 @10:00AM -
Registration Begins
Tue May 29 @11:00AM -
Teen Summer Reading Program - Lamar Branch
Tue May 29 @ 2:30PM -
Teen Summer Reading Program - Lamar Branch
Thu May 31 @10:15AM -
Animal Tales - Animal Show - Lamar Branch
Thu May 31 @ 1:15PM -
Animal Tales - Animal Show - Lamar Branch
Thu May 31 @ 1:15PM -
Animal Tales - Animal Show - Teens - Lamar Branch

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