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Podcast Listening Club: Book Banning

Like a Book Club, but for Podcasts

2024-06-17 18:30:00 2024-06-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Podcast Listening Club: Book Banning Join us this month in the Community Room at Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss this month's listening list topic: book banning. Banning books is not a new idea, but why is it on the rise today? 18+ Dr. P. Phillips YMCA - Community Room

Monday, June 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-17 18:30:00 2024-06-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Podcast Listening Club: Book Banning Join us this month in the Community Room at Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss this month's listening list topic: book banning. Banning books is not a new idea, but why is it on the rise today? 18+ Dr. P. Phillips YMCA - Community Room

Dr. P. Phillips YMCA

Community Room

Join us this month in the Community Room at Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss this month's listening list topic: book banning. Banning books is not a new idea, but why is it on the rise today? 18+

Join us this month in the Community Room at Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss this month's listening list topic: book banning. Banning books is not a new idea, but why is it on the rise today?

Books have been burned and banned dating back to 259-210 BC. Chinese emperor Shih Huang Ti, burned all the books in his kingdom in hopes that history would be considered to begin with him. The Roman emperor Caligula banned the reading of The Odyssey, while Elizabeth I ordered a scene that she disliked to be removed from Shakespeare’s Richard II.

Today, librarians around the U.S. are receiving more book challenges than ever, mostly targeting books about people of color or the LGBTQIA+ community. Books ranging from 1984 to Harry Potter are being taken off the shelves. This month's listening playlist features librarians, book sellers, authors, parents, and students who are all experiencing book challenges and bans. 

Access the podcast listening list at https://podcastbrunchclub.com/bookbanning/

Listening lists are created by the Podcast Brunch Club. It is preferable that you listen to the podcast selections prior to the event. But is not necessary to attend.  Registration preferred or RSVP on Meetup. Intended for ages 18+. 

This event takes place in the Community Room at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA (off to the side of Foxtail Coffee Co.) located at 7000 Dr. Phillips, Orlando, FL 32819 the Dr. Phillips YMCA. 

No library card or YMCA membership needed.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | General Events | Education & Learning |

TAGS: | bookclubs | bb-library-events |

Venue details


This event takes place in the Community Room at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA (off to the side of Foxtail Coffee Co.) located at 7000 Dr. Phillips, Orlando, FL 32819 the Dr. Phillips YMCA. 

No library card or YMCA membership needed.