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UNCENSORED - Fully Charged Productions Presents: Banned!

Books are dangerous. Books contain ideas. Ideas are dangerous. Ideas make people question. Questions are dangerous. Questions lead to thinking. Thinking is dangerous. Books are dangerous. Stay safe. Avoid books.
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Short Story Discussion Group

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:00 pm

Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, to illustrate meaningful life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes and different points of view.   The DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center invites you to participate in the short story discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.   
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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
The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden

The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden, are available at the information desk.
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Preserving Your Family Digitally: Photo Archiving and Video Basics

*Special course for Seniors Are you the family archivist? Have you acquired the family photos and mementos? This workshop will focus on the do's and don'ts in caring for your family papers and photos. It  will also cover the basics of capturing quality audio and video interviews of your family members.
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Preserving Your Family History: Genealogy 101

Special Course for Seniors With the success of Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots and the television series "Who Do You Think You Are?",  Americans have become fascinated with finding out where they come from.  The landscape for exploring your roots has changed with technology, and learning about your family's history is now at your fingertips. Join us for this beginner's workshop in genealogical research.
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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. 
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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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Hispanic Heritage Month Book Discussion: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Please join us for a lively discussion of the book The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month."An exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII."