Freedom to Read Week celebration to kick off with book signing by Amanda Lindhout

Freedom to Read Week 2014 (Feb 23 to Mar 1)

Freedom to Read Week (FTRW) is an annual national event that celebrates intellectual freedom in Canada and raises awareness about the challenges to our freedom to read. EPL and libraries across the country play an important role in protecting your intellectual freedom, ensuring everyone has uncensored access to materials of varying topics, beliefs and opinions.(epl.ca)

 

  FTRW 2014 Event Schedule 

What

Amanda Lindhout
Freedom in Forgiveness

Amanda Lindhout has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid in Somalia – the country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Amanda’s story of survival in the face of lost hope illustrates the remarkable strength of the human spirit.

Immediately following the speaking engagement, Amanda Lindhout will be signing copies of her book “A House in the Sky”.

Read more about Amanda Lindhout

When Monday, February 24, 2014 | 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Where Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
Room 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive
University of Alberta Campus
Cost Free
Register No registration required.

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What

Banned Books Cafe

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by participating in the Banned Books Café. Hear readings from challenged books and join in discussions about censorship and your freedom to read.

When Monday, February 24 | Tuesday, February 25 | Wednesday, February 26
Where Idylwylde Branch (Feb. 24 2pm)
8310 88 Ave

Jasper Place Branch (Feb. 24 7pm)
9010 156 St.

Capilano Branch (Feb. 25 2pm)
201 Capilano Mall, 5004 98 Ave

Calder Branch (Feb. 25 7pm)
12522 132 Ave

Castle Downs Branch (Feb. 26 7pm)
106 Lakeside Landing, 15379 Castle Downs Rd

Lois Hole Library (Feb. 26 7pm)
17650 69 Avenue

Riverbend Branch (Feb. 26 7pm)
460 Riverbend Square, Rabbit Hill Road & Terwillegar Drive

Cost Free
Register Drop In. No registration required.

 

What

Freedom to Listen

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by listening to music, statements, and instruments that have been considered controversial throughout history.

Warning: may contain explicit content and may not be suitable for young children.

When Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 3:30pm
Where

Strathcona Branch
8331 104 St.

Cost Free
Register Drop in. No registration required.

 

What

Freedom to View

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by watching a film considered controversial. Warning: contains explicit content and may not be suitable for young children.

What’s
Playing
Date TBA @ Whitemud Crossing Branch

  • Film TBA
Cost Free
Register Drop In. No registration required.

 

What

Freedom to Create

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by creating your own artistic masterpiece in our “Free-for-all” art project.

When Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 6:30pm & Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 7pm
Where

Mill Woods Branch (Feb. 25)
601 Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 66 St.
This is a free, fun, hands-on, inclusive, all ages social art experience – stick drawings welcome! Through an art mapping process, you are invited to explore what brought you to Mill Woods? What keeps you here? What do you know about the history of the community? What do you love here? What would you change here?

Idylwylde Branch (Feb. 27)
8310 88 Ave

Cost Free
Register Drop In. No registration required.
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