Banned Books Week is annual event held during the last week of September that highlights the dangers of censorship, supports your freedom to read, and promotes access to information. Join Bristol Public Library System in its effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book.
Snacks provided. There is no charge for this program and registration is not requested.
Celebrate your Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week. Visit Bristol Public Library at 5 High St., at 2 pm (see dates below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
The Grapes of Wrath
By John Steinbeck
Follow the journey of the Joad family as they, along with thousands of other “Okies,” travel to California in search of jobs, land, dignity, and a future.
Monday, Sept. 23
Watch as Clarice Precious Jones, an obese and illiterate 16-year-old girl, finds a way out of her traumatic daily existence in Harlem.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
Told through the eyes of Scout Finch, you learn about her father, an attorney who hopelessly strives to prove the innocence of a black man unjustly accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbor who saves Scout and her brother from being killed.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
Against a backdrop of tumultuous events, learn the story of Amir, a boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father’s Hazara servant.
Thursday, Sept. 26
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Follow the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan during Roaring Twenties.
Saturday, Sept. 28
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