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Celebrate Banned Books Week: Sep. 25-30

Celebrate Banned Books Week at the Alhambra Civic Center Library September 25th-30th

We'll have special events for all ages each day of the week, culminating in a double-event on Saturday.   

Monday, September 25th: Children's Coloring/Drawing Contest. Pick up your coloring or drawing sheet in the Children's Room. Turn it in by Saturday, September 30th to be entered into our prize drawing!

Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm: Banned Books Trivia Night for Adults and Teens. Create a team of up to 5 people for this fun-filled trivia night, all focusing on our banned books theme. Teams with the most correct answers will win a prize, and there will even be prizes for best team name!

Wednesday, September 27th: Adult Coloring Club Banned Books Edition (10:30am) and Banned Books Themed Story Time for children (7pm).

Thursday, September 28th at 3pm: Banned Books #shelfie Challenge for teens. Go on a #shelfie (selfie next to a book shelf) scavenger hunt around the library to find banned books. Prizes for the winners!

Saturday, September 30th at 11am: All ages join us for this double-header! Banned Books Cook-Off and Banned Books Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover. Participate in our cookbook club by registering at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk. Make a sweet or savory treat that references our banned books theme. Try your hand at "James and the Giant Peach" Pie or "Catcher in the Rye" bread! Prizes for best sweet dish, best savory dish, and overall best use of the theme.  Tasting begins at 12pm!

While you taste the wonderful creations, you can also peruse our "Don't Judge this Banned Book by Its Cover." All books will be wrapped in brown paper so you can't see the cover. A short description of the book and why it was banned or challenged will be on the outside. You can select your book, take it to the checkout desk, and unwrap it to find out what you're taking home! 


All of these programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation's Judith Krug Fund

As with all of our programs, space and supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.