Fight For Your Right to Read at Banned Books Film Screening

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The Long Beach Public Library and Long Beach Cinematheque are hosting a screening of a controversial film for Banned Book Week. Bette Davis stars as a librarian battling censorship during the McCarthy era. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 in the Main Library Auditorium/Theater. You are encouraged to dress in your best 1950s inspired outfits for a chance to win a prize. The libraries throughout Long Beach will also feature displays of notable books that have been banned or challenged throughout the United States.

Banned Book Week supports the right to choose books freely. The American Library Association, Long Beach Public Library, and Long Beach Cinematheque are celebrating this right to access books without censorship. Thousands of libraries across the country celebrate the freedom to read by showcasing books that have been banned, censored or challenged. This year discover what you’re missing by reading or rereading a well loved banned book today.

For more information on this event and so much more visit a Long Beach Public Library in person or visit the library online at www.lbpl.org.

Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Main Library, eleven other unique Neighborhood Libraries, and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, database, internet access, Family Learning Centers, and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural and literacy programs and film screenings.

Long Beach Cinematheque is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating, connecting, and enriching audiences through the art of cinema.  For more information and future events visit www.lbcinema.org.

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