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Reading Dangerously

Community Conversation About Banned/Challenged Books

2022-10-03 19:00:00 2022-10-03 21:00:00 America/Denver Reading Dangerously Reading Dangerously invites educational professionals, parents, and members of the community to discuss challenged/banned books and their impact on society. Registration is required. Glendale Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B

Monday, October 03
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-03 19:00:00 2022-10-03 21:00:00 America/Denver Reading Dangerously Reading Dangerously invites educational professionals, parents, and members of the community to discuss challenged/banned books and their impact on society. Registration is required. Glendale Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B

Glendale Branch

Meeting Rooms A & B

Reading Dangerously invites educational professionals, parents, and members of the community to discuss challenged/banned books and their impact on society. Registration is required.

This conversation is informational. Participants are encouraged, but not expected, to have read the book or be up-to-date on the conversations beforehand. Moderators and panelists' opinions and statements are their own and do not represent the views and values of the sponsoring organizations. 

Register for the conversation here

The conversation will begin with a presentation by Dr. Crystal Rudds of the University of Utah. The presentation will provide background for Utah's sex education laws and context for the censorship of books by perspectives across the political spectrum. This presentation will lead into a panel discussion with:

  • Stephany Murguia, Director of Community Engagement of the Rape Recovery Center
  • Laurel Woods, school psychologist 
  • Dr. Eileen Chanza Torres, associate professor of Black diasporic literature at Westminster College

The conversation will then transition to a Q&A conversation with the public. 

This event is made possible with support from the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, The Rape Recovery Center, Pen America - Utah Chapter, and Utah Humanities.

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Glendale Branch

Phone: 801-594-8660

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 Closed

About the branch

The Glendale Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library system, designed by Architectural Nexus and opened in February of 2015, offers approximately 20,000 square feet of space, making it the largest City Library branch. The branch houses 40,000 circulating materials, public computers, a lounge area, a green screen room, and a grand piano donated through the Mundi Project.

The floor plan of the branch offers open views across the building while creating designated spaces for children's, teen, and adult Library collections. An enclosed activity room easily accommodates various Library programming, and a designated teen space offers a place for young adults to gather, study, and access Library resources and services.

Built with the Glendale neighborhood in mind, the building shape includes a curved form that reaches out and embraces the community while creating an outdoor plaza. Special colored concrete and landscaped designs represent the geographic area along the Jordan River, while the design scheme of interior signage incorporates colors and forms that represent the many ethnic backgrounds of Glendale neighborhood residents.

The branch is easily accessible to area students, being located just one block from Glendale Middle School, Mountain View Elementary School, and the Salt Lake City School District's Community Learning Center.

The diversity of building materials, finishes, and colors of the Glendale Branch reflect the diversity of the Glendale neighborhood, which is one of the most diverse communities in Salt Lake City.

Upcoming events

Fri, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 07, 11:00am - 11:45am
Activity Room

Fri, Oct 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Activity Room

Sat, Oct 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Activity Room

Sat, Oct 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Oct 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Activity Room

Fri, Oct 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Oct 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 28, 11:00am - 11:45am
Activity Room

Sat, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B

Fri, Nov 04, 10:30am - 10:50am
Activity Room

Fri, Nov 04, 11:00am - 11:45am
Activity Room