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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 27- October 3, 2020!

Join DePaul University Library for an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.


Typically held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week 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. Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view.

Books on the Chopping Block

City Lit Theater presents Books on the Chopping Block!

Wednesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. online

Join DePaul University Library and City Lit Theater for a virtual performance of Books on the Chopping Block, a series of dramatic readings from taken from the most frequently banned and challenged books of the past year. Registration information coming soon.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019