Freedom to Read Month: First Amendment Freedom in Oregon Libraries

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This past year has seen a staggering increase in instances of attempted book banning and censorship in Oregon libraries, and in libraries across the country.

In honor of Banned Books Week (celebrated nationally October 1-7) and Freedom to Read Month at LOPL, we have invited Emily O'Neal, chair of the Oregon Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, to speak to us about intellectual freedom and censorship in Oregon and elsewhere, and about what members of our community can do to help combat these occurrences.

This program is part of our Freedom to Read Month series. For more information, visit

This presentation is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. A livestream will also be available at

For more information, please contact April Younglove at 503-534-5667 or