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September 24, 2013

Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week with our Library! Come check out a book in the most challenged series for kids, Captain Underpants, or read a challenged picture book like In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. Or you could enjoy one of the numerous -- and frequently challenged --Alice books for tweens and teens by Newbery Medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

While Banned Books Week ends on Saturday, Sept. 28, you can continue to celebrate your freedom to read all year long! And mark your calendars now for Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, when Alice author Naylor will discuss the completion of her best-selling series. Now I'll Tell You Everything, the final book in the long-running series, will be published the same day, and Naylor will talk about her years writing the books, which have been hugely popular with tweens and teens, and also among the most challenged in the nation. After speaking, Naylor will take questions from the audience and finish by signing books.

Copies of Naylor's books will be available for purchase by Politics & Prose Bookstore, but no purchase is necessary to attend this free event, at which Naylor will launch a nationwide tour devoted to the final Alice book. Registration is encouraged; this event is great for kids ages 10 up, their parents, and long-time Alice fans who are now in college or well-launched into life! Register online Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.

For more information about the Alice books, check out the Alice blog: The Official Alice Blog by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Home of the Alice books and author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Posted by karen at September 24, 2013 03:27 PM