Logo showing a book encircled by a banner saying Banned Books WeekIn recognition of Banned Books Week, the IUP Libraries, in collaboration with English Graduate Organization and the Office of Social Equity and Title IX, is hosting a series of events.

The annual Banned Book Readout will be held on Wednesday, September 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the atrium on the first floor of Stapleton Library. Visit the library for food, prizes, and an opportunity (if you choose) to read from your favorite banned book. Feel free to bring your own reading or choose from a selection of readings that will be available at the event. 

If you don't feel like reading, just come to hear excerpts from well-known banned titles, and join us in celebrating our freedom to read!

Other events include:

Banned Books in the Archives

On Tuesday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. in 302 Stapleton Library, the IUP Special Collections and University Archives will present on several rare banned books, including 1984 and A Clockwork Orange. Presenters will be English doctoral students Jordan Hansen, Meghan Cronin, and Haleigh Hayes.

Graduate Student Banned Books Panel Discussion

On Thursday, September 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. the English Graduate Organization will host a panel discussion where graduate students will discuss research related to the censorship and banning of books. This event will take place in the atrium on the first floor of Stapleton Library.