Banned Books Week

'Uncle Bobby's Wedding' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Uncle Bobby’s Wedding'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen is the featured piece.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Friday Flicks-- To Kill a Mockingbird

Come to the Center for Accessibility for a Friday Flick! Every third Friday, we'll be showing a film with audio description and closed captioning enabled. 
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Banned Books Week Button-Making Craft

Join us during Banned Books Week for a drop-in craft. Celebrate your right to read by creating a button featuring a banned or challenged book.    For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
DVD cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Join us in celebrating Banned Books Week. We will be watching a movie adaptation from one of the most challenged book series of the 21st Century - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Snacks will be provided. For ages 8-19.
Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Kids Book Club: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week.
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Celebrate Banned Books Week

Please join the Birmingham Jail Players (BJP) for a stimulating evening featuring live readings from their favorite banned and challenged authors. Hear excerpts from the writings of Toni Morrison, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harper Lee, Sherman Alexie and more! The BJP are a group comprised of enthusiastic staff from around the DC Public Library system.
Guess the banned book

Guess the Banned Book

Children 12 and under, enter your guess for the name of the banned book on display on the Children's Room desk, between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.  Guess the book for each day and improve your chances of winning the prize on Oct. 5.
Banned book week virtual read-out logo.

Virtual Read-Out

Ready to celebrate Banned Books Week? Join Petworth Library for a Banned Books Virtual Read-Out! Exercise your right to read.  
UncensoredPhyllis Reynolds NaylorDeborah Hautzig

Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors

Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
Tropic of Cancer

Society of the Spectacle: Southwest Library's Literature Book Club

Tropic of Cancer has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as "responsible for the free speech that we now take for granted in literature."Banned in the United States in 1934, and then subsequently tried in 1961 for obscenity, the U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled the book as non-obscene in 1964.