BANNED BOOKS BASH WITH THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION
6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. $12. Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/ events/2298417933726014/.
This irreverent celebration of books, writers, readers and the freedom to read whatever we please coincides with National Banned Books Week, which launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, stores and libraries. The bash features eight readings from challenged or banned books including “The Awakening,” “The Hunger Games,” “The Hate U Give” and more. The latter recently premiered as a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Austin Central Library will host the Library Foundation’s Banned Books Bash.