Happy Freedom to Read Week

Happy Freedom to Read Week!

This Sunday marks the start of the 25th annual Freedom to Read Week, which runs from February 22-28 2009.

VANCOUVER EVENT! Come join the B.C. Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee as we make buttons, discuss current events, have a drink, and listen to local authors read from some challenged and banned books. Saturday February 28th, 7pm-midnight at Rhizome Cafe317 East Broadway. Come early for dinner! Rhizome Café has a delicious menu, available throughout the event, and is fully licensed. By donation.  For more info please email bclaifc@gmail.com, or  RSVP on Facebook.  See you there!

NEW T-SHIRTS! To celebrate this year’s Freedom to Read Week, we have re-vamped the ever-popular There’s Something in My Library to Offend Everybody t-shirts. The new design is by James Gemmill, and there are 3 versions, one of which is a limited edition for Freedom to Read Week 2009. $5 from the sale of each shirt goes to the Lois M Bewley Intellectual Freedom Defence Fund. Buys yours today online at http://www.tshirtmonster.ca/designer/gallery.asp?Designer=bclaifc

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO? We’d love to hear what you and your library are doing to celebrate Freedom to Read Week. Please drop us a line at bclaifc@gmail.com, and send us a photo if you can so that we can put it on the blog!

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