The American Library Association (ALA) calls out censorship with Banned Books Week 2018. This annual celebration of the freedom to read takes place this year September 23-29, with the theme “Banning Books Silences Stories.” At this library, on Saturday, September 29th
, I will be presenting a program from 10:30 a.m. till noon. I would be happy to welcome assistance in reading aloud from banned books; no advance preparation is required, but feel free to bring your own material. My selections will be taken from the newest list compiled by the ALA (2017), as well as some perennial classics. The program will begin with an explanation of how books are challenged and banned.