Banned Books Week
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23284
During the American Library Association's Banned Book Week, join us for a series of interactive events that celebrate your right to access banned or challenged materials.
A "challenge" is an attempt, based upon objections of a person or group, to remove or restrict materials from the library. A "banning" is the removal of challenged materials from the library. Most challenges fail, thanks to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens. Learn more at the American Library Association's website.
The events are free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For questions, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-1105.
|Sept. 25–Oct. 1
Selfies with Banned or Challenged Materials
|Sept. 26, 1–3 pm.
Sept. 27, 4–6 p.m.
Study Room 201a
Videobooth for Readings from Banned or Challenged Books
|Sept. 29, 7–8:30 pm.
Multipurpose Room (250)
|The Comic Book Menace! Banning Comics in the U.S.
Tom De Haven, comics expert and author and faculty member in the VCU Department of English, will talk on the history of comic book censorship in the US.
Image: VCU Libraries Banned Books Week Logo, by Natasha Levandoski