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Tower Road Book Club

Special meeting on banned and challenged titles

2023-09-27 11:00:00 2023-09-27 12:00:00 America/New_York Tower Road Book Club Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 27
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-27 11:00:00 2023-09-27 12:00:00 America/New_York Tower Road Book Club Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Tower Road Branch

Meeting Room

Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment.

"ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago. The unparalleled number of reported book challenges in 2022 nearly doubles the 729 book challenges reported in 2021. Censors targeted a record 2,571 unique titles in 2022, a 38% increase from the 1,858 unique titles targeted for censorship in 2021. Of those titles, the vast majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community or by and about Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color." - ALA.org

September we will discuss books that have been banned or challenged in the US. Stop in at Tower Road Branch Library for a copy of suggested titles or pick any title listed on the ALA website as having been challenged. We will ask each person to talk a bit about the book (or books) they chose and any information they've found on the challenges. Library staff will moderate the conversation and share more information on the titles. Titles chosen do not have to be intended for adults.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |

TAGS: | Non-Fiction | Mystery | Fiction |

Tower Road Branch

Phone: 352-333-2840
Branch manager
Carolyn Wallace

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day Holiday
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Tue, May 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 30 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Tower Road Branch Library provides access to resources and services in Southwest Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment.

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
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Thu, May 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.

Sun, Jun 02, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meeting Room
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Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Space
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Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Teen Space
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Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space
An opportunity for teens to make a difference in their library and advise library staff on teen programming, resources, and books.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Space
Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.

Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Meet and chat while you work on your latest fiber arts project.

Fri, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Mon, Jun 10, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Come sing and learn with your littlest littles.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Space
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Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room
Recording and music-making workshop led by local artists Marley The Messenger and Purple Kloud.