Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6) celebrates the "freedom to read" by highlighting literary works that were once a no-no. Here are a few book-related events, some formerly taboo, some totally cool.
Effecting Social Change: The Legacy of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Thu., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., Cheshire, (203) 272-2245, cheshirelibrary.org.
Espresso Book Machine Launch Celebration: Sat., Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., R.J. Julia Booksellers, 758 Boston Post Rd., Madison, (203) 245-3959, rjjulia.com. Call to RSVP.
Bianca Turetsky Book Signing for The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette: Sun., Sept. 30, 2-5 p.m., Free, Fashionista Vintage and Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 777-4434, fashionista-vintage-variety.com.