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banned books week

read a banned book banner
Eileen Ybarra, October 02, 2023

"The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare and follow your curiosities through all manner of books.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, October 01, 2023

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 22, 2022

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


yellow banner with a blue fist in the air behind an open book
Kadie Seitz, May 14, 2022

Here at the library, we closely follow stories of books being banned or challenged throughout the country.


6 banned books and banned books week logo
Elizabeth Graney, September 25, 2021

Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association and libraries everywhere celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week promotes freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, and the freedom to read.


Banned Books Week
Public Relations Office, October 09, 2015

Banned Books Week may be over, but we celebrate the freedom to read all year long! www.lapl.org/banned


Central Library's Hope Street facade: sculpture of Nicholaus Copernicus
Bob Timmermann, September 25, 2015

If you enter the Central Library on Hope Street, there are six sculptures that appear on the facade of the building.


Tessa Kelso, city librarian 1889
James Sherman, September 26, 2014

Banned Books Week offers the opportunity to introduce one of the most colorful librarians in city history and her battle with the moralistic mugwumps of fin de siecle Los Angeles.


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