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Why Ban Books with Dr. Emily Knox

April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with Dr. Emily Knox, author of Book Banning in 21st Century America and Foundations of Intellectual Freedom, the later just published in 2022.
Knox, an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, serves on the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is also editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.
We are honored to host her at the Peoria Public Library Main branch for an important discussion about the rise in book bannings across the country as part of Central Illinois Reads: Freedom to Read.
Free and open to the public.

Registration is requested, but not required.
Audience Q&A after her talk.

The Freedom to Read is essential to our democracy.Central Illinois libraries are joining together to encourage you to exercise your intellectual freedom.
Get a library card. Read outside your comfort zone. Unite against book bans.

Central Illinois Reads partners include: Peoria Public Library, Chillicothe Public Library, Dunlap Public Library District, Fondulac Library District, Illinois Prairie District Public Library, Morton Public Library, Pekin Public Library, Bradley University, Methodist College and Neighborhood House.


April 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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