Banned Books Readout at IC Public Library, Sept 30

Join Iowa City celebrities and Working Group Theatre and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Working Group Theatre will be performing a new piece entitled “Burn Before Reading.” Iowa City celebrities will be doing readings from banned books and anyone from the public is encouraged to participate. Head to the Library, meet up with others and show your support for the First Amendment and the belief that “Free People Read Freely!”

Please note:  Because the topic is banned books, material presented may include mature language and themes.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In 1995, The Iowa City Public Library established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Carol’s 26-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Carol believes that the public library’s role is to be a resource and a forum for an individual’s pursuit and expression of diverse points of view.

All programs are free and open to the public.

2010 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival programs are generously funded through an award from the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund. The Freedom to Read Foundation was established in 1969 as a First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association.