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October 1, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Comics Censorship talk: Live Online

Thursday, October 1, 2020

In honor of Banned Books Week, Eugene Public Library invites everyone to celebrate our Constitutional right to read, listen to, view, write, create, and otherwise experience or express whatever we choose. 

Join us for a live online talk about "The Long Legacy of the Comics Code" by Andréa Gilroy, PhD, comics educator, and owner of Books With Pictures Eugene.

Set a reminder now, watch live on Thurs., Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m., or watch later on YouTube at

Gilroy will discuss the successful campaign of the 1940s and 1950s to ban comics -- and even burn them -- in an effort to "protect the children." She will connect that moment in American history to current events and to the award-winning graphic novel "My Favorite Thing Is Monsters" by Emil Ferris. Learn how and why our understanding of comics as a medium has shifted over time -- and what we miss if we dismiss any form of storytelling as "just for kids."  

"My Favorite Thing Is Monsters" is available with your Eugene Public Library card as an eBook ( or in print (