Banned Books Week, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6


Celebrate your right to read!

  • Participate in the Chicago Read Out, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-4 pm at the Pioneer Plaza (on Michigan Avenue between the Tribute Tower and the Chicago River). Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, and the Newberry Library, local Chicago celebrities join acclaimed authors to read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books. Admission is FREE.
  • Visit the Banned Books Week Table in the Lewis Alcove, Monday, Oct. 1 thru Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11am to 2pm. Vote for your favorite banned or challenged book and enter a free drawing to win a Banned Books tote bag.
  • Watch The Hollywood Librarian, the first movie about the real lives and actual work of America’s librarians, premiering during Banned Books Week in libraries across the country. The Crown Library will have two screenings: Mon. Oct. 1 @ 6pm in Springer Suite and Thurs. Oct. 4 @ 7pm in Bluhm Lecture Hall (in Parmer). Click here for ticket information.



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