Banned Books Roundtable

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Join us October 1-7, 2023 to celebrate the freedom to read! Dane County Public Libraries are holding a Banned Books Con, with in person and virtual events at various libraries throughout the week.

Let's talk about banned books!

In this roundtable discussion, we'll unpack what it means to ban a book. For example, if a book is taken out of one school’s library but remains in another in the same district, has it been banned? What if it’s still in the library but is age restricted? Is challenging a book the same as banning it? And what is the broad impact of banning books? We'll also have time for participants to share banned books that have been meaningful to you! (Click here for a list of the top banned books by year.)

*Space for this discussion is limited, please register using the form below.*


About Banned Books Con:

Banned Books Con is a celebration of intellectual freedom and the right to read. Through engaging events, author discussions, and community gatherings, we promote open dialogue and foster a love for literature that transcends boundaries. Join us in celebrating the freedom to explore, question, and discover through the written word. Banned Books Con is made possible with the support of Beyond the Page, an endowment funding free public humanities programming in Dane County public libraries.

About Beyond the Page:

Beyond the Page is an endowment that supports free public humanities programming in Dane County public libraries. Its mission is to bring people together to create, explore, and engage with diverse ideas and cultures. Beyond the Page empowers libraries to offer enriching experiences that build community and expand our horizons.

For more information about the Banned Books Con and a full schedule of area events, please visit: Join the conversation on social media! Share a banned book selfie or a reflection on why you support the freedom to read using #BannedBooksCon


Accessibility: The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.