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Athens Library Observing Banned Books Week

The Athens Regional Library is inviting area residents to celebrate Banned Books Week this week. The event is an annual nationwide celebration of the freedom to read. This year’s theme is “Censorship divides us. Books unite us.”

Participants are invited to attend an overview of Banned Books Week including the most challenged titles. They will then create artwork inspired by the observation. A session for teens in grades 6 through 12 is Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm. A second for adults is Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm.

Art supplies will be provided and local artists will be on hand to help with artistic design. Supplies and assistance will be available through Friday for those unable to attend the events Tuesday. A gallery show will take place at 3 pm Sunday, complete with awards. The event is free. It is sponsored by a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation and Friends of the ACC Library.
Rhiannon Eades is public information officer with the library.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!