It’s freedom to read week across the country and the Smithers Public Library is encouraging residents to commit to intellectual freedom.
The library is hosting a philosopher’s cafe tonight to get people thinking and asking questions about censorship.
Library Director Wendy Wright says the event is open for everyone.
“A lot of the censorship that happens around books are by adults making decisions about what younger people are allowed or not allowed to read,” she says. “We never get to hear from the younger people’s side of it so I am really encouraging young people, especially teens to join this discussion.”
The cafe will held at the library from 7-8 pm