Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Badges

Celebrate Banned Books Week by creating badges and stickers featuring characters from some of your favorite banned books.   Join us in the children's room during Maker Martes to explore banned books and create your very own badge! For ages 6-12. 
Uncensored: Taboo Trivia

UNCENSORED: Taboo Trivia

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. Location of the event will be announced soon.
Of Mice and Men Film

UNCENSORED: Of Mice and Men Film Screening

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.
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UNCENSORED: Comics Trivia & Craft

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.
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UNCENSORED:Un-shushable Storytime

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.  
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Drop-In Crafts

Please join us in the Children's Room for some crafts celebrating Banned Books Week.  For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
Goosebumps movie

UNCENSORED: Goosebumps Movie

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
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UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

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!

Uncensored: Film Festival

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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