Happy Freedom to Read Week!

This year’s Freedom to Read Week takes place from February 21 to February 27. Freedom to Read Week is our chance to highlight issues of censorship and start conversations about intellectual freedom with our patrons and public. Ideas for celebrating Freedom to Read Week at your library include: – Giant “checklist” of banned & challenged…

Freedom to Read Week on Vancouver Island

Monica Finn, Customer Services Librarian at the Vancouver Island Regional Library, wrote to us about the Freedom to Read Week displays she’s organizing for the VIRL: I’m arranging a Freedom to Read Week display in each of the 39 branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library so I’ve already photographed a display which will be sent…

Freedom to Read Week at the Rhizome

On Saturday, February 28, the BCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee hosted an evening of discussion, socializing, button-making and readings of controversial materials. Penny Goldsmith read from her friend Jane Rule’s testimony at the Little Sister’s v Canada Customs trial, Michelle Miller read from a book of sex advice by and for teenage girls, Jon Scop read…

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…

Freedom to Read Week Meet-Up in Vancouver

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. Did you know that Harry Potter was a challenged book? Authors to be announced. Saturday February 28th, 7pm-midnight at Rhizome Cafe 317 East Broadway.…