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UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.  
Lavender Sachet

Sew a Scented Sachet

It's time to pack away your summer clothes, and what better way to do it than with a few scented sachets that will keep them smelling fresh until next year? In this class, you will be able to quickly make some sachets scented with lavender and essential oils. Minimum sewing required. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at bit.ly/labsclasses.
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UNCENSORED Presents: "Banned" featuring Be Steadwell

Spend a wonderful evening grooving to the sounds of "Queer Pop" artist Be Steadwell. A DC native, Be has been around the country (and the UK) singing beautiful songs about love, loss, and redemption. Be has an amazing way with beats and melodies that is sure to captivate listeners of any age. 
girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.  
girl with magnifying glass

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

We are recruiting all super sleuths between 10 - 15 years old for our Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.   Your secret mission is to complete several activity challenges and solve our series of Banned Books clues to win prizes (some of which may be edible!). This activity will take about 45 minutes and will be available until 7 p.m.
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UNCENSORED: Zine Lab

Whether you're creating your first zine to express your revolutionary ideas, or working on an existing project, join us for the return of Zine Lab as we celebrate our Banned Books Week theme of "Texts Against Tyranny." Zine Lab is a semi-regular workshop where you can do a variety of zine-related things, including: learn about zines and self-publishing ​use the library's materials to make zines explore zine formats and layouts
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UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt

Join us for our youth scavenger hunt for Banned Books Week 2017.  Drop in from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. by yourself or with a group of up to four young people.  All participants who complete the hunt will receive prizes.  
Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

UNCENSORED: Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

Did you know that there are people who study the Harry Potter series as an academic venture, giving papers at conferences and publishing journal articles and whole books on the saga of The Boy Who Lived? More importantly, would you like to meet one? Join Tolonda Henderson, recently featured as a pre-performance lecturer for the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, for an evening exploring their career as
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DC Punk Archive Presents at The Goethe Institut's Sommerfest :: Foul Swoops + Br'er

The DC Public Library's Punk Archive presents at Goethe Institut-Washington's two-month long exhibit on German sub-culture of the '80's: Konzept Geniale Dilletantes.
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Fringe Music in the Library :: Park Snakes

Fronted by Argentinian writer, Nenet Nenet, DC’s trio Park Snakes (formed by Nenet, Jason Coile and Van Hillard) finds their true motivation opening a provocative, yet productive, dialogue with audiences of all ages. Lyrics tackling alienation, ambiguity, desire and the possibilities of love float on top of spiky riffs and propulsive drums, bringing together the swamp and the city untold: a tale of rock noir.

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