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Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read

2023-10-02 19:00:00 2023-10-02 20:00:00 America/Chicago Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read This webinar will examine the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities. Zoom Webinar -

Monday, October 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-02 19:00:00 2023-10-02 20:00:00 America/Chicago Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read This webinar will examine the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities. Zoom Webinar -

This webinar will examine the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities.

“Freedom to Read” is a fundamental American right: your right to choose the ideas, information, and cultural experiences that are right for you and your family. That right is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. And your public library supports that right by providing free and open access to all.

Book bans infringe on that right. When people demand that libraries remove books, they deny you and others the right to choose. Those demands are happening at an unprecedented rate. The American Library Association (ALA) reports more book challenges in 2022 than any previous year. 

This Banned Books Week webinar, moderated by syndicated columnist Heidi Stevens,  will share how to effectively support intellectual freedom. We will examine the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities with this panel of experts: 

  • Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian
  • Monica Harris, executive director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System
  • Jasmine Warga, author of challenged books; The Shape of Thunder and Other Words for Home
  • Jarrett Dapier, author of Jazz for Lunch and freedom to read advocate

This presentation is co-hosted by multiple Illinois libraries.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Special Event | Local Government | Adult Learning |

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Northbrook Public Library

Phone: 847-272-6224

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Civic Room - First Floor

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Civic Room - First Floor

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Pollak Room AB - First Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Civic Room - First Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Auditorium - First Floor

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Civic Room - First Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor
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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Interactive Classroom - Second Floor,Study Room 2 - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Auditorium - First Floor

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Civic Room - First Floor

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Auditorium - First Floor

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Study Room 12 - Second Floor

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Story Corner - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Reference Area - Second Floor

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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

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Auditorium - First Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor

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Civic Room - First Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor

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Interactive Classroom - Second Floor,Study Room 2 - Second Floor

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Pollak Room AB - First Floor