Join us each month for this drop-in discussion group focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of poetry. Each month we will gather to read a poem together and discuss its challenges and inspirations to how we understand our community, our world, and ourselves. Library staff and guests will lead each discussion, beginning with a reading of the selected work.
This month our discussion will celebrate Banned Books Week, which runs September 27 to October 3.
Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The event highlights the value of free and open access to information and 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. This year’s event theme is “Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read!”
Register below to join the discussion. The selected poem will be shared the morning of September 29.