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Cranston Public Library partners with ACLU for Banned Books Week event at William Hall Library on September 26

CONTACT: Adrienne Gallo, William Hall Branch Librarian

 
RE: Cranston Public Library partners with ACLU for Banned Books Week event at William Hall Library on September 26
 
(CRANSTON, RI) The Cranston Public Library is partnering with the ACLU of Rhode Island for a Banned Books Week event at the William Hall Library on Wednesday, September 26th. The library and ACLU are celebrating Banned Books Week and the freedom to read with an event to educate people about books, the first amendment and censorship.  The program will feature Rhode Island authors reading short passages from their favorite banned books. This program will take place from 6:30-8pm and is free and open to the public. 
 
Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It 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. 
 
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. For more information about Banned Books Week please visit the American Library Association at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned.
 
The William Hall Library is located at 1825 Broad Street in Cranston. For more information and a list of local authors participating please visit www.cranstonlibrary.org
 
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