The ability to read what we want free from government interference is a fundamental right protected by the First Amendment, but attempts are made every year to ban certain books from public schools and libraries. Books that are written for young readers and those that focus on the experiences of women, people of color, and gay or transgender people are especially at risk of being challenged and banned.

To celebrate the freedom to read, we partnered with the Anchorage Public Library, the Alaska Library Association-Anchorage, and the UAA/APU Consortium Library to plan events for the 35th Banned Books Week from Sept. 25 – 30.
 
Censored Story Time
Monday, Sept. 25 - Saturday Sept. 30
Readings at 4pm and 4:30pm
ZJ Loussac Library
3600 Denali St.
Anchorage, AK 99503
 
Banned Books Pub Quiz IV
Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7pm
49th State Brewing Company
717 W. 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Lolita: Movie & Discussion
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2pm
ZJ Loussac Library
3600 Denali St.
Anchorage, AK 99503

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