Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 27–October 3!

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Libraries everywhere will be showcasing books that have been censored at some point. Countries all over the world including America, have censored or banned certain books for various reasons. Libraries typically display books this week that are no longer censored to show the consequences of censorship.

Events

Florida International University will be hosting an event called Flash Mob Read Outwhich will occur Monday, September 28 at 4pm. Faculty, staff, and students participate in this event by reading their own favorite banned books out loud to groups. This will be followed by a discussion led by one of the school’s reference librarians. It looks like a fun event and I highly recommend it.
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199

Miami Dade College will host discussions about censorship this week lead by staff members and local writers. Here is a list of events and who to contact for more information.
University of Miami will be showcasing banned books all week.
The Wolfsonian Museum will play a documentary about banned literature.

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