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Posted on: September 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Your Freedom to Read with a Banned Books Reading Sept. 29

banned books reading hands holding a book words Censorship Divide Us Books Unite Us

In recognition of Banned Books Week, join the Rock Island Public Library and Midwest Writing Center on Wednesday, Sept. 29 for a virtual "read-out" of passages from books that have been challenged for their right to remain available to the public.

What: Banned Book Reading
Who: Midwest Writing Center and Rock Island Public Library 

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Where: Online: Zoom + FB Live

Join us for a virtual "read-out" of passages from books that have been challenged for their right to remain available to the public. This annual event is presented by Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center in recognition of Banned Books Week, September 26-October 2, 2021. Join us in celebrating our awesome freedom to read!

Using Zoom, local volunteers will share their favorite passages from works that have faced censorship challenges, and what the freedom to read means to them. You're invited to watch online along with us. To receive the ZOOM link to our meeting by email, please register on the Rock Island Public Library events calendar. 

Event will also be available livestream via the Midwest Writing Center’s Facebook Live page:

Censorship divides us. Reading unites us.

Works may contain mature content.

Readers include John Turner,  Elena Vallejo,  Emily Kingery, Angela Campbell, Genevieve Trainor, Jodie Toohey, Ann Boaden, Lisa Powell Williams, Aubrey Ryan, Mary Davidsaver. 

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