Books and Breakfast: A Pride & Joy Santa Barbara Event

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October 1-7 is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the Freedom to Read. Books that address racism and explore the lived experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, highlight LGBTQ+ experiences, and explore queer identities, are the most frequently challenged books and the movement to limit access to these truths has grown exponentially in the last few years. SBPL stands in opposition to this kind of censorship and is committed to providing access to materials that honor the history and celebrate the stories of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexuality.

Celebrate the freedom to read by joining us for a discussion of favorite books by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors. Complimentary copies of books will be given away and coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. Registration is not required but is appreciated so we can ensure there are enough seats and refreshments.

This event is in conjunction with Pride & Joy Santa Barbara. Learn more at their website. 



Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.