UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 23 - 29, 2018
Join us for events across the city as we celebrate our theme of "Words Ignite: The Literature of Activism", culminating in our UNCENSORED Underground Cocktail Party at Blind Whino, hosted by the DC Public Library Foundation.Featured events include:
- #UncensoredDC Banned Book Scavenger Hunt, a city-wide scavenger hunt in September
- Hunger Wall Poster workshops
- Projection Art
- And much, much more!
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.
Banned Books Week eResourcesNoveList Plus
Choose from hundreds of titles to find your next dystopian read with NoveList. Use the filters to narrow choices by audience, storyline, pace, writing style, and more!
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Is banning books really so bad? Get every side of the argument and draw your own conclusions: Book Banning
View the Banned Books Week Collection on OverDrive.
Criterion Collection on Alexander Street Press
A list of movies in the Criterion collection that have been banned by governments around the world, free to view with your library card:
- "The Great Dictator"
- "Battle of Algiers"
- "Andre Rublev"
- "I am Curious - Yellow"
- "In the Realm of the Senses"
- "The Tin Drum"
- "Ivan the Terrible, Part 1"
- "Ivan the Terrible, Part 2"
- "Three Penny Opera"
- "Battle over the Books: Censorship in American Schools"
- "Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen Series"
More Information About Banned Books Week
- ALA's Banned Books Week
- The Official Banned Books website
- Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017
- Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century
- The Most Frequently Challenged Authors of the 21st Century
- Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009