Join us at South Mountain Community Library as we celebrate National Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 - 28, 2019.
On Wednesday, 9/25, we have two events celebrating and exploring the history and power of books, poetry, and plays, why literature gets challenged, and what we can do about it.
Join Dr. Kimberly Mauldin as she discusses her experiences with challenges to books as a former Board Member of the Chandler Public Library.
Additionally, students, faculty and staff will be reading from their favorite challenged or banned books. Readings should last for approximately one minute.
Check out our large book display, where people often discover that their favorite titles have been challenged or banned.
Free and open to the public. Extra credit sign-in for SMCC students. Enjoy light refreshments.
Join the City of Phoenix's Poet Laureate, Rosemarie Dombrowski, for a lively and engaging discussion on the history of banned texts, and a reading of selected banned poems.
Free and open to the public. Extra credit sign-in for SMCC students. Light refreshments. Display of banned poetry books.
Co-sponsored by: South Mountain Community Library and City of Phoenix's Office of Arts and Culture.