Adult Programs


 Join us throughout the week as we recognize Banned Books Week!

Pen to Paper: A Letter Writing Campaign
During Banned Books Week BPL will provide examples of letters and emails that can be sent to elected officials that address all forms of censorship and access to information. Electronic and mail addresses will be provided.

Fahrenheit 451
Monday, September 24 at 6 pm
Watch the movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel. There will be a discussion of themes in the movie, especially the banning of books and other creative content following the movie. 

Read Out Loud
Tuesday. September 25 at 12 pm

Spend lunch listening to excerpts from Banned Books or read one to the group! Choose either a short section of a longer work, or read a short story. There are also children’s picture books that have been banned or challenged. Bring a banned book or choose one from our collection

Censorship & Net Neutrality Discussion
Wednesday, September 26 at 12 pm

We’ll discuss techie terms such as ‘net neutrality’ and concepts such as ‘online privacy’ and how these concepts apply to all of us.

Banned Book-A-Thon (all day – 9 am to 5 pm)
Friday, September 28

A one-day opportunity to drop books off to be donated to various correctional facilities within Onondaga County. Check the full announcement on our public calendar for details on what we can and cannot donate to these facilities! 

Bookclub (1)

Syracuse City Mayor, Ben Walsh, announced Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond as the inaugural book for a city-wide book club.  Desmond will speak at a free public event in Syracuse on October 23. Click here for more information on the book club and related events. 

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