Banned Books Week "fREADdom 2013"
For hundreds of years books have been the targets of removal or restrictions either in libraries or schools, and for just as long people have been fighting this censorship. Banned Books Week celebrates the fact that the majority of these books are still available, despite innumerable challenges. According to the American Library Association, there were 326 book challenges in 2011 alone. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)and the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh are excited to present the annual public education event to celebrate national Banned Books Week in the auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts building on Pitt's campus (right across from the Carnegie's main branch).