UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week

UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read at DC Public Library

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We have concluded all events for Banned Books Week 2016. Check back next year for information on 2017's activities.

Launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read.

Every year, the DC Public Library joins hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country in drawing attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

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