SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Public Library has announced upcoming activities for the week of Sept. 24-29.
Banned Book Week Celebrations
Banned Books Week was launched in the 1980s and books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
The Friends of the Syracuse Library is starting off the week with a $2-a-bag book sale to get books into as many lives as possible. The sale is from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25
Tuesday features a brunch with the theme, ‘Banning Books Silences Stories.’ It follows chair yoga at 11 .m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 and is a carry-in of healthy foods. It is also a celebration of a year of yoga at the Syracuse library. Everyone is welcome at the celebration.
The writing workshop meets on the last day of Banned Books Week at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 New members are welcome to the group that shares writing interests and will look at some reasons that are cited as objectionable in a book.
A new group for children and their families is meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. Families bring a stuffed animal to spend the night in the library. The children’s animals are having a sleepover after pizza and games on the Fun for Families Night. See a video of what the animals do in the library after hours by checking into the Syracuse library website.
Doctor Who is an all ages fun night with some activities and a review of an episode. The group meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday, Sept. 26. Attendees are invited to show off a favorite outfit.
Cosplay and drawing are part of the fun when teens meet their friends on Anime night. The monthly group is meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.