Banned Books Week 2017

Celebrate your Right to Read for Banned Books Week at The Hickory Stick Bookshop Sunday, September 24th through Saturday, September 30th.

Throughout the week, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will be featuring Banned and Challenged Books, as well as educating the public on how and why books are still being banned or challenged in our country today. Stop in to free a banned book from jail, have your mug shot taken as a rebellious reader, vote for your favorite banned book, enter to win prizes, and learn more about Banned/Challenged Books that are still facing resistance today across the nation.

Celebrations will culminate on Friday, September 29th from 5-7pm when The Hickory Stick Bookshop will have a fREADom Party, featuring readings and artwork from local students and educators, and themed refreshments. Prizes will be awarded at the party, and the winning title for “Washington’s Favorite Banned Book” will be announced.

For over 30 years, since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view. Thousands of bookstores and libraries across the country will celebrate the freedom to read by participating in special events, exhibits, and read-outs that showcase books that have been banned or challenged.

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” –Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please call 860-868-0525.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
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