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Indigo Bridge Books events calendar for Banned Books Week 2010

Lincoln’s Indigo Bridge Books has released its schedule of events to celebrate Banned Books Week 2010, which begins Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 2.

According to Indigo Bridge Books's Website, “Banned Books Week is an annual event, hosted by the American Library Association, celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week highlights the importance of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States.”

Saturday, September 25, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.: To kick off the celebration the bookstore will offer refreshments, a reading of the Banned Books Week proclamation, and special announcements about the rest of the week’s schedule.

Monday, September 27, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Local poets will read selections from both classic and contemporary Banned and Challenged Books.

Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 - 9:00 p. m.: A showing of To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the Harper Lee classic. A discussion of the film will follow. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: A panel will discuss the importance of our First Amendment Rights, the negative aspects of censorship and persecuted authors from around the world. Panelists will be Christy Hargesheimer (board member for Amnesty International Nebraska) Pat Leach (director of Lincoln City Libraries) and Amy Miller (Legal Director for Nebraska ACLU). A question and answer session will follow.

Thursday, September 30, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Compete for prizes on Game Night by participating in the Banned Books Trivia Challenge and playing a few games of Banned Books Bingo.

Friday, October 1, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Meet the local artists who created custom works to be displayed throughout the week. According to the Indigo Books Website, “Each of [the artists's] pieces reflect their favorite banned books from classics to contemporaries.”

Saturday, October 2: According to the Indigo Bridge Books Website, “Tonight we'll be having a great time where we'll announce some on-going Banned Book projects that you can become a part of. We'll also have some desserts, as if there's a better way to end a fabulous week of events?"

Indigo Books is located in The Creamery Building at 701 P Street, Suite 102, in Lincoln. For more information visit Indigo Bridge Books or email indigobridgebooks@gmail.com. Follow Indigo Bridge Books on Twitter and Facebook.

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