Posted: January 24, 2017
Books chained up

Each year, libraries, schools, organizations, community hubs and passionate, book-loving individuals from across Canada celebrate and defend their freedom to read.

This year, Freedom to Read Week is February 26 to March 4. Join us for a special program in honour of this week.

Do No Harm : Can Books Be Bad For You?

  • Tuesday, February 28
  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
  • Registration not required

University of Regina professor, Andrew Stubb will discuss the history of book banning and the arguments that have been used for identifying particular books as bad. Why have some books been considered a threat and why might some still be looked at this way? Drop in for this fascinating talk and join in the discussion.

To view a list of banned or challenged books in Canada, all of which are part of the WPL collection, PDF iconclick here. To view a complete list of banned/challenged books, nationwide, visit