San Rafael Public Library

Celebrate Banned Books Week

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BBW14_300x250_2Harry PotterCaptain UnderpantsCatcher in the Rye…Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries, and schools. Fight censorship and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 21 to 27. The Library celebrates and defends your rights to read what you want. Join us for some fun!

  • All week long the Downtown and Pickleweed Libraries will offer Blind Dates with Books. We’ll be wrapping up our favorite banned books in brown paper. Roll the dice, pick one at random, and find a new favorite!
  • Banned Books Read-Aloud – Saturday, September 27th 1-2pm – Downtown Library. Readers of all ages can sign up for 5 minute slots to read passages from their favorite banned books. To sign up, email library@cityofsanrafael.org. And if you need suggestions of banned books, we’ve got you covered!
  • Banned Books Storytimes – Wednesday, September 23rd 7-7:30pm and Thursday, September 24th 11:30am-noon – Pickleweed Library. These special editions of our bilingual storytimes will feature children’s books that have been challenged or banned.
  • Take a “shelfie” with a banned book! Come take a photo with your favorite banned book. We’ll be sharing these all week long with the hashtag #SRBannedBookShelfie

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