Banned Books Exhibit Homepage

Banned Book Club – Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge

Presented by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center’s Tapestry Arts & Ideas in partnership with Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Why are so many states and school districts banning books? We’ll dive into reading and discussing books that are currently being banned across the country, and explore the history of suppressing ideas. A docent-led tour of Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s special exhibit, The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis – the True Story of the Paper Brigade of Vilna, follows the February session.

Questions? Contact Reva Fox, Arts & Culture Director at the Jewish Community Center.

DATES:

  • Tuesday, October 24 | Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
  • Thursday, November 9 | And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell & Henry Cole
  • Tuesday, January 16 | The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • *Sunday, February 4 | Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge by Richard Ovenden (starts at 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Museum Milwaukee for a special tour of The Book Smugglers)
  • Thursday, March 14 | All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Tuesday, May 14 | They Call Us Enemy by George Takei
  • Tuesday, June 4 | Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobab

TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Jewish Community Center | 1M55 Reading Room
COST: Museum Members $5 | JCC Members $5 | Nonmembers $6

*Please note the different location and time for February’s Banned Book Club session.

Upcoming Events

GET IN TOUCH

1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 390-5730

Email Us

Get Updates From the Museum

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Thurs 10AM - 5PM
Friday 10AM - 3PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12PM - 4PM

FOLLOW US!

GET IN TOUCH

1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 390-5730
[email protected]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee