This year’s Banned Books Week theme draws attention to the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Papercut podcast is back for season 2! In our first episode we discuss The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and even have a reading from a local storyteller! If you have not read it before - or in a long time - we encourage you to check it out! It is short! It is satirical! For all things Sleepy Hollow click here.
Special thanks to our guests Christina Orban-La Salle, Director, Visitor Services and Sales at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller. You can learn more about both at:
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