Friday, June 26, 2009

The September Project

Graphic courtesy September Project

Don't worry. This is not an essay on "What I did On My Summer Vacation." The September Project is gearing up for the US Banned Book Week (September 26 - October 3). Check out the information on their site for a map of activities near you.

What they are, in their own words:
The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom in all libraries in all countries during the month of September.

Since September 2004, public, academic, school, government, and special libraries around the world have organized September Project events. These events explore and exercise freedom, justice, democracy, and community and include book displays, community book readings, childrens’ art projects, film screenings, theatrical performances, civic deliberations, voter registrations, gardens, murals, panel discussions, and puppet shows. September Project events are free and open to the public.

In the meantime, the Pelham Public Library's "Banned Book Challenge" wraps up on June 30th. Time to read one last banned or challenged book?


laughingwolf said...

banning books is ridiculous, to say the least... even the ones i have no intention of reading....

david silver said...

hey, thanks for blogging about our project! the september project includes many kinds of events and many kinds of libraries, including banned books displays, shared readings, voter registration, and library puppet show! thanks for blogging about our project and i hope your library will consider participating!