“Books Unite Us – Censorship Divides Us” at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has a new partnership with PEN America, celebrating Banned Books Week, September 18-24. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Our 2022 Banned Books Week activities include:
A community read and book giveaway of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451. The book giveaway begins September 1 at the Main Library and branch libraries and continues while supplies last.
Online book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 with “Banned Books Week” co-chairs Alyssa Gómez Lawrence and Debbie Nabubwaya Chambers at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 19. Register for this event at https://bit.ly/3zQkySB.
Lunchtime chat about Banned Books and Fahrenheit 451 with PLMVKC Librarian Christie in the West Parking lot at the Main Library on Tuesday, September 20 at noon. A complimentary box lunch will be provided for the first 20 registered attendees. Space is limited and registration closes September 16. Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3JQ0zb8.
Teen MakerSpace Movie Night: Patrons ages 13-18 are welcome to attend a screening of Fahrenheit 451 at the Main Library on Wednesday, September 21 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Pizza and books provided. All welcome!
On Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 pm the Library hosts a Panel and Community Discussion of Fahrenheit 451 with John K. Chidester and special guests Nicole Terez Dutton, Abby Erler, Jeff Gottke and Julia Warga. Join us for cocoa and conversation at Ariel Foundation Park’s Knox County Foundation Pavilion, 10 Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3pjb5hU
We hope you can join us for these exciting programs!
Information courtesy of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County