Since 1982, libraries across the country have celebrated Banned Books Week, an event dedicated to promoting free and open access to information and individuals’ freedom to choose what they read.
This year’s festivities are marked by an increased sense of urgency: the number of book bans and challenges reported to the American Library Association rose over 68% compared to the previous year -- disproportionately affecting books by and about LGBTQ+ and BIPOC (especially Black) people.
We're glad to partner with the DePaul Activities Board on their Banned Books Week Trivia event, featuring button-making and a Blind Date with a Banned Book pop-up library.
Join DePaul University Library and City Lit Theater for a performance of Books on the Chopping Block, a series of dramatic readings from the most frequently banned and challenged books of the past year. Q&A and raffle drawing to follow.
This event will be held live at the John T. Richardson Library and streamed over Zoom. Join us in your preferred modality!