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Attend the Banned Books Celebration on 9/21

Come join Lane Medical Library and the Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, (D-CORE) to celebrate the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week 2022.

During the event, we will be inducting banned books sponsored by the Stanford Medicine community into the D-CORE collection. There will be light refreshments, good company, and a raffle to win one of the Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2021 purchased from Marcus Books in Oakland. Come to learn more about banned books, explore our new collection, and connect with colleagues.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: D-CORE (located on the Ground Floor of the Lane Medical Library) or Lane Library Courtyard, weather permitting

There is Still Time to Sponsor a Banned Book!

Let us know what you’d like us to add to the D-CORE collection by sponsoring a banned book. Pick from a selection of the most challenged books from the last 20 years on our sign-up list! If a title you’re looking for isn’t listed, it’s likely been selected by someone else. To sponsor a book for the event, complete the sponsorship form.

What is Banned Books Week?

“The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary reports sent to OIF from communities across the U.S.”

American Library Association, Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists

In 2021, there were over 700 challenges to library materials and services, and nearly 1,600 books were targeted. See the Top 10 Most Challenged Books on our Banned Books Week Guide and learn more about how you can participate in our Banned Books Week celebration.

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