Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald
Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).
Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!
Banned Books Week 2014 Celebrates Graphic Novels
Do you read comics or graphic novels? Tell us what you like!
To learn more about Banned Books Week, or how you can get involved please visit www.cbldf.org and www.bannedbooksweek.org.
Have you seen these Banned Books Misfits? Get caught reading and submit your wanted poster to us by tagging RVA_Library on Twitter and Instagram or send to us on Facebook. There are cool apps to use.
BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2014
Celebrate your freedom to read in your local library during banned books week. Check out our displays and participate in our “Banned Books” trivia challenge throughout the week. Call your local branch to see if they are participating.
Ahoy Mateys! Today is #TalkLikeAPirateDay and look who we found dressed like pirates at International Park(ing) Day.
We are prepping for International Park(ing) Day. We hope to see you here today!!!
International Park(ing) day is TODAY @ Main! Parking spots will be made into mini parks for one day only. Imagine a greener world!
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
North Avenue: Thursday, September 18 from 4-5:30 pm
Main: Saturday, September 20 from 1-2:30 pm
Work with us to help the library serve you better, and earn volunteer hours! Design programs, give us advice, and let us learn from you. This is a great opportunity to boost your resume and extracurricular activities for job and college applications.
RPL is starting the Job Club 4 Teens with a new curriculum. If you are a teen and need help with finding a job, we are the club for you! We will meet every other week starting September 24th at 5 pm.
WANTED: Used BOOKS, CDs and DVDs
Support the Friends Book Drive at the Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street, on Saturday, October 4 from 9 am- 2 pm.
More information about the book drive can be found here: http://ow.ly/BhoTy
Put the Smart Card in your Wallet!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month- Get it and use it at the Richmond Public Library!