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Banned Books Week Reading Hosted by the Midwest Writing Center and the Rock Island Public Library
What: Reading and Reception to celebrate books that have been banned and the right to read and think as you like.
Readings from important banned books will be chosen and read by local writers.
When: Wednesday, September 26
Reception & Refreshments 5:30pm
Where: Rock Island Public Library
401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL
The Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center present Quad City edition of the Annual Banned Books Week celebration. Friends of the written word will read from their favorite banned books.
There will be refreshments and prizes.
Banned Books Week is an annual national event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. 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.