Tag Archives: banned books

Know Your Rights: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries

The public library as an institution is charged with providing access to information, regardless of content. In doing so, the library stands firm in upholding the First Amendment and the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights. This is why, as … Continue reading

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Ethnic Studies: Banned

This past August, a federal judge lifted a ban on a Mexican-American ethnic studies program at the Tucson Unified School District. The decision came after a group of students sued, arguing the ban was overly broad, discriminatory, and violated their … Continue reading

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Join us for the 4th Annual Banned! Books in Drag

In September, libraries put up their Banned Books Week displays that highlight the freedom to read, because every year books are challenged and banned due to their content. Books that explore themes of race, sexuality and gender are often the … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Banned

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category. Every year, the American Library Association compiles reports of challenged and banned materials from libraries around … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Banned books

   — Posted by Abby This summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your … Continue reading

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Romantic Wednesdays: LGBTQ

One of the things you’ll find at our upcoming Banned! Books in Drag event at Neighbours Nightclub on Saturday, 9/27 are lots of LGBTQ booklists. Among them will be lists of gay and lesbian romance. Here are some hot gay … Continue reading

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LGBTQ: Banned & Challenged Books

During Banned Books Week, we highlight the importance of the Freedom to Read. But what does that mean, exactly? While we welcome patron comments about materials in our collection, upholding intellectual freedom means we believe our collection should have something … Continue reading

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