The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington will sponsor its fourth "Banned Books Read Out Loud -- Celebrate the Freedom to Read" event on Friday, Sept. 26.

Banned Books Week began Sunday, Sept. 21, and runs to Saturday, Sept. 27.

Authors, artists, teachers and others will read passages from some of their favorite banned or challenged books that were written for adults and children.

For more information, call the 2 Green Hill Road shop at 860-868 0525.