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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
A challenged book - subject matter or content is viewed unacceptable by a person or group of people attempting to get a book removed from a library or school . Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height (Benning Neighborhood) Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 9-12

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

5 p.m.
Banning is a removal of materials or books based upon the point of view of a person or group. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 13 -19Monday, September 26
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UNCENSORED: Censorship Now!! A book talk with Author Ian Svenonius

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Banned Books Week presents local author and musician Ian Svenonius, plus a screening of the short film, What is a Group. This event will be held in the Great Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
A challenged book - subject matter or content is viewed unacceptable by a person or group of people attempting to get a book removed from a library or school . Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height (Benning Neighborhood) Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 9-12
Uncensored Banned Books Week 2016 Logo

HPA DC Banned Books Trivia

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join the DC Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance in our Afterschool Lounge program and test your knowledge of all things banned books-related with Banned Books Trivia, covering previously banned books, reasons for banning, films based on banned books, and related pop culture trivia, perfect for students ages 13-18  
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UNCENSORED: Comics Trivia & Craft

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

4:30 p.m.
Novels aren't the only type of book that has faced censorship and banning. Learn about comics' tumultuous past in the US with a fun trivia game followed by a comics craft. Ages 8 and up.

UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week-Harry Potter Screening & Book Preview

Capitol View Library

5:30 p.m.
Did you know that the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowlings were on the Banned/Challenged books list from 2000-2009?
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Pajama Storytime

Southwest Library

6 p.m.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books to Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

6 p.m.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week! Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

6 p.m.
Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials.All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Of Mice and Men Film

UNCENSORED: Of Mice and Men Film Screening

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
In connection with Banned Books Week, the library will host a screening of a film based on the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu Kibuishi

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

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UNCENSORED:Un-shushable Storytime

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
DC Public Library encourages everyone to exercise their freedom to read whatever they choose!  Join us for our "Un-shushable Story time" consisting of frequently-challenged, diverse children's books that some people have tried to censor and accompanying activities as we conclude our celebration of American Library Association's (ALA) Banned Books Week!  *This program perfect for children under age 9 and their caregivers.  

UNCENSORED: Film Festival

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

1:15 p.m.
A challenged book - subject matter or content is viewed unacceptable by a person or group of people attempting to get a book removed from a library or school . Banning is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height (Benning Neighborhood) Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 9-12
Goosebumps movie

UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

Southwest Library

3 p.m.
Join us in the Children's Room to watch "Goosebumps", a movie about a boy who moves to a new town and discovers his new neighbor, Mr. Shivers, has some dangerous secrets. The movie is based on the popular spooky series by R.L. Stine and is being shown in honor of Banned Books Week
Matilda

Friday Films

Mt. Pleasant Library

3:30 p.m.
In observance of Banned Book Week, we will be showing a special presentation of Matilda at 3:30 p.m. This movie is based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl. This program is for all ages, but this movie is rated PG.
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UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Please join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for our annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create and express. The DC Public Library Foundation and Event Chairs Jennifer Barger, Holly Bass, DC Brau, Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Mess Hall DC, Svetlana Legetic and Morgan H. West invite you to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 Provocative Art /// Live Music /// Exclusive Cocktails

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

A laptop and mouse, book, and phone are chained together

UNCENSORED: Taboo Trivia

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Calling all trivia buffs and fans of freedom! Come play a game of trivia with questions about the books, films, and art that broke the rules. Bring your friends and make new ones, win prizes, and have fun! This program is designed with adults of all abilities in mind. Event will be held in room A-10 in the A-Level floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. To request accommodations, call 202-727-2142, email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov, or videophone 202-559-5368.