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Banned Books Week

Celebrate the importance of reading & the freedom of the First Amendment by checking out the most frequently challenged books of 2016 and pondering their offences. Teachers, students, librarians & community members speaking out for the freedom to read have fought to keep these books available. Join the Portland Public Library as we celebrate our freedom to read!

Visit the PPL Blog and read our staff’s thoughts on their favorite banned and challenged books to get the conversation started.

Continue the celebration of your intellectual freedom with our Banned Book Film Series Thursday evenings in October.

Upcoming Events:
Oct26
Banned Book Film Festival: Misery
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors Just in time for Halloween: Kathy Bates gives a memorable performance as Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) in this adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
Recent Posts:
Censorship: We Hate It
October 1, 2016 - Censorship takes many forms. Books may be banned or challenged, & so might films, TV shows and more.   more »
September Staff Picks: Banned or Challenged Books!
September 30, 2016 - September Staff Picks focus on Banned or Challenged books as we celebrate Banned Books Week.   more »
Intellectual Freedom
September 25, 2015 - What does intellectual freedom mean to you?   more »