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Banned Books Week

September 27 - October 3

Indianapolis — ​The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) will once again celebrate the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week​ September 27 – October 23. This year’s planned events will include virtual and (hopefully) in-person events at KVML’s new “forever home” located downtown on the historic Indiana Avenue.

Banned Books Week​ is the annual national celebration of the freedom to read, which raises awareness about censorship and freedom of expression and each year KVML dedicates a week of activities to enlighten, entertain and educate. As a main programming element, we invite an artist, educator, or other passionate visitor to become our Banned Books Week activist to live in the museum behind a wall of real banned books in protest of the infringement of the right to free expression. This year’s theme is Civic Engagement and we are honored to have Indianapolis poet Manon Voice as “activist in residence” to engage with our Banned Books Week visitors.

Week passes are available starting at $30 for members ($45 for non-members) for virtual access to programming all week long. Many of the events will offer limited in-person tickets. Week passes are not applicable to the Thursday, Oct. 1 event. To purchase weekly passes visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-books-week-weekly-pass-tickets-115411124781.


September 27
October 3