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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

Happy Banned Books Week!   DC Public Library invites you to celebrate the freedom to read with us during Banned Books Week (9/27-10/3).  

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Award-Winning Authors for Teens to Discuss Censorship

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Deborah Hautzig help library celebrate Banned Book Week

In celebration of Banned Book Week 2015, Tenley-Friendship Library is thrilled to welcome award-winning authors—Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig—for a lively conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom. Their books for teens have frequently been banned or challenged in schools and libraries across the country.    Join us here at Tenley-Friendship Library on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm for this thought-provoking program.    

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Birmingham Jail Players Celebrate Banned Books Week

The BJP read their favorite challenged authors for Banned Books Week

Please join the Birmingham Jail Players on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, for a stimulating evening as they celebrate Banned Books Week with live readings from their favorite banned and challenged authors, such as Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, Sherman Alexie and Barbara Ehrenreich, to name a few. The Birmingham Jail Players (BJP) are a group comprised of staff from all over the DC Public Library System. Hope to see you there!

Guess the Banned Book

Guess the Banned Book

Celebrate the freedom to read at DC Public Library

Children 12 and under, visit the Children's Room during Banned Books Week and try to guess the banned book in the jar on the Children's Desk.  Correct guesses will be entered into a drawing on Oct. 5.  Guess the book for each day and improve your chances of winning the prize -- a gift card for a Subway meal.

Local Restaurants Offer Banned-Book Themed Cocktails

Zaytinya, Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Mockingbird Hill Participating in Library Celebration

Can’t wait to try banned-book themed cocktails at the DC Public Library’s UNCENSORED Opening Night? This year, you can try a limited number of the beverages at local restaurants leading up to the September 25 event.   Zaytinya, Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Mockingbird Hill are featuring banned-book themed cocktails leading up to the September 25 event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  

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Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Come and visit us Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015 and browse a Banned Books display and exercise your FREEDOM to READ! Match our Banned Books trivia and receive a special prize. For ages 10 years and older.

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