Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00 PM
Play games and answer trivia questions to find the missing Banned Books at the Library. Refreshments provided. Event is part of Banned Books Week, an annual event that raises awareness of issues like censorship and intellectual freedom. While not every book may be right for every reader, everyone has the right to decide for him or herself. Everyone has a right to an opinion. Challenges and bans happen more often in school libraries than public libraries, and the titles in question are often Young Adult or Children’s materials. At this event, we’ll look at why books have been banned in the past and share stories about our favorite banned books.
Some frequently challenged books for you to ponder:
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
- Looking for Alaska by John Green (yup, The Fault in Our Stars guy)
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
For more information on Banned Books Week, visit ALA’s website.