Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.

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Event

Write What You Don't Know workshop Write What You Don't Know workshop

Mar 3rd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join Jim Sellers as he explores the challenges of writing about what you don't know & gives tips on making your story exciting for readers.
Join Jim Sellers as he explores the challenges of writing about what you don't know & gives tips on making your story exciting for readers.
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Banned and Challenged Picture Books Banned and Challenged Picture Books

recommended by WendyLibrarian
Novels aren't the only books that get banned! Celebrate intellectual freedom by checking out these banned and challenged kids' books.
Novels aren't the only books that get banned! Celebrate intellectual freedom by checking out these banned and challenged kids' books.
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Banned Book Club Banned Book Club

Participants will read and discuss a challenged book & reflect on the importance of fighting censorship & championing intellectual freedom.
Participants will read and discuss a challenged book & reflect on the importance of fighting censorship & championing intellectual freedom.
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Lessons from Women in Leadership Lessons from Women in Leadership

Mar 6th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Edmonton Tower
Register to hear lessons & advice from women who have shattered the glass ceiling & are leaders in historically male-dominated professions.
Register to hear lessons & advice from women who have shattered the glass ceiling & are leaders in historically male-dominated professions.
Blogpost

7 Books You Never Knew Were Banned 7 Books You Never Knew Were Banned

By Mary Bennett
Every year, hundreds of challenges pour in, attempting to have books—old and new—removed from school reading lists and library shelves.
Every year, hundreds of challenges pour in, attempting to have books—old and new—removed from school reading lists and library shelves.
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Intellectual Freedom and EPL Intellectual Freedom and EPL

One of the vital community roles the library plays is to protect the Intellectual Freedom of our many customers, including yours.
One of the vital community roles the library plays is to protect the Intellectual Freedom of our many customers, including yours.
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Challenged Materials Challenged Materials

Books and other materials are banned around the world all the time. Each challenge has limited public access to materials in libraries.
Books and other materials are banned around the world all the time. Each challenge has limited public access to materials in libraries.
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Reflections on Justice and Leadership Reflections on Justice and Leadership

During Freedom to Read Week, EPL will host lawyer Marie Henein as part of the Forward Thinking Speaker series.
During Freedom to Read Week, EPL will host lawyer Marie Henein as part of the Forward Thinking Speaker series.
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Capital City Press Capital City Press

Have you checked out Capital City Press yet? Get reading recommendations from local writers and sign up for some upcoming programs.
Have you checked out Capital City Press yet? Get reading recommendations from local writers and sign up for some upcoming programs.
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Get Instant Access to Alberta Authors! Get Instant Access to Alberta Authors!

Have instant access to over 1,200 eBooks from Alberta authors. The collection features all genres and titles can be read on all devices!
Have instant access to over 1,200 eBooks from Alberta authors. The collection features all genres and titles can be read on all devices!
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Book Clubs Book Clubs

Join one of our book clubs for a wide variety of reading tastes. New titles added regularly.
Join one of our book clubs for a wide variety of reading tastes. New titles added regularly.
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