The community is encouraged to celebrate Banned Books Week with a Downtown Redwood City pub crawl from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Hosted by the Redwood City Library Foundation, the Upscale Pub Crawl will begin at the Downtown Library before heading downtown, where participants can enjoy discounted libation (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) at participating establishments including Alhambra, City Pub, CRU, Gourmet Haus Staudt, LV Mar, The BottleShop, The Hub and The Sandwich Spot (with more pubs to come).
Each pub will feature a banned book with an RCLF board member present to answer questions, according to RCLF.
Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Tickets purchased by Sept. 1 are $40, otherwise they’re $50. The purchase includes access to the list of upscale pubs and a commemorative t-shirt.
Banned Books Week spans from Sept. 18-24, 2022) annually to celebrate the freedom to read. As recounted by RCLF, “In 1922, alcohol was banned, and speakeasies – pubs serving banned beverages – had to quietly let people know where they could share a drink. In 2022, we are increasingly facing bans on books. We need to make sure that libraries do not become the speakeasies for banned books.”