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Read Out Loud and Proud! Banned Books Read-a-thon  - Rain or Shine

Read Out Loud and Proud! Banned Books Read-a-thon - Rain or Shine

In celebration of Pride Month, Hoboken Public Library and the City of Hoboken invite you to Read Out Loud and Proud! Join the BookBike in Church Square Park and hear from Special Guest Readers as we read from books that have been "banned" across the country. All are welcome!  If it rains it will be held indoors at 500 Park Ave. in the Library'smain branch across the street from Church Square Park.

Kicking off the day at 11:00 AM is a Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam!

City of Hoboken Mayor Ravi S Bhalla will read at 12:00 PM! Other readers include:

  • Jennie Pu, Hoboken Public Library Director
  • Emily Jabbour, Hoboken City Council President
  • Phil Cohen, Hoboken City Council
  • Anthony Romano, Hudson County Board of Commissioners
  • Camila JHones and Oli Gonzalez JHones.
  • Catherine Williams, Hoboken Rainbow Family
  • Annie McAdams, Education Director, Mile Square Theater Company
  • Smaran Dayal, Assistant Professor of Literature, Stevens University
  • Raakhee Mirchandani, Hoboken Public Library Board of Trustees and Author
  • Susie Gervolino, Youth Program Coordinator, Hudson Pride Center
  • Michele McGreivey, School Library Media Specialist, Hoboken High School
  • Nora Martínez DeBenedetto, Head of Constituent Services, City of Hoboken
  • Katya Diez Presilla, Nurse
  • Marilyn Freiser, Hoboken Public Library Friends & Foundation
  • David Cogswell, Local Author
  • Jane Migliore, Local Business Owner and Artist
  • Karyn Kuhl, Local Musician and Music Teacher
  • Christine Repella, Local Artist
  • Nadja K. Rutkowski
  • Liz Ndoye, Local Artist
Saturday, June 17, 2023
11:00am - 4:00pm
Hoboken - Church Square Park - 400 Garden Street
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  Adults     BookBike     Kids     LGBTQ Pride Month (June)     Teens/Tweens  

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