Banned Books Week

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UNCENSORED: Censorship Now!! A book talk with Author Ian Svenonius

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.
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un-Banned: A Teen Spoken Word Event

Teens un-Banned! Be heard at this spoken word night at the Parklands-Turner Library

Friday Films

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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HPA DC Banned Books Trivia

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  
The Color Purple

Uncensored Film Night: The Color Purple

On September 26, 2016 - October 1, 2016, the DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week. Please come to the George Neighborhood Library on Monday September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. as we show the award winning film adaptation, "The Color Purple".
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Don’t be late for this very important date!
Brokeback Mountain

UNCENSORED: Tuesday Night Movies: A Weekly Film Series for Adults

Tuesday Night MoviesMovie of the Month (in conjunction with Banned Books Week) A Special Screening of Ang Lee's film "Brokeback Mountain"
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UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week Pajama Storytime

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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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. 
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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. 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, or videophone 202-559-5368.