Library EventCancelled: Libraries and Your Freedom to Read: an Intellectual Freedom Festival panel

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

09/26/2022 7:00pm 09/26/2022 8:00pm Cancelled: Libraries and Your Freedom to Read: an Intellectual Freedom Festival panel **Note** Due to panelist scheduling conflicts we're postponing this event. We hope to reschedule in the coming months! **Note** Join us for a presentation detailing recent national book challenges and removals as well as other attempts to limit library and educational access to books and information. Learn about the ways your libraries help counter these acts and ways you can advocate for First Amendment rights. Short presentations followed by audience Q & A. Panelists: • Anne Coatar – ICCSD Teacher Librarian • Sam Helmick – ICPL; former chair, Iowa Governor’s Commission of Libraries and Iowa Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Community The Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival affirms everyone's right to freedom of thought and expression. In 1995, we established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Carol's 27-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Spaziani believed that the public library's role is to be a resource and a forum for an individual's pursuit and expression of diverse points of view. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library refmail@icpl.org America/Chicago public

Zoom event + In-person event + Livestream
Canceled

**Note** Due to panelist scheduling conflicts we're postponing this event. We hope to reschedule in the coming months! **Note**

Join us for a presentation detailing recent national book challenges and removals as well as other attempts to limit library and educational access to books and information. Learn about the ways your libraries help counter these acts and ways you can advocate for First Amendment rights. Short presentations followed by audience Q & A.

Panelists:
• Anne Coatar – ICCSD Teacher Librarian
• Sam Helmick – ICPL; former chair, Iowa Governor’s Commission of Libraries and Iowa Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Community

The Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival affirms everyone's right to freedom of thought and expression. In 1995, we established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Carol's 27-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Spaziani believed that the public library's role is to be a resource and a forum for an individual's pursuit and expression of diverse points of view.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.