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Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
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UNCENSORED: Opening Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Exercise your first amendment freedom by attending the DC Public Library's annual fundraiser.   The Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will transform into a bar, lounge, concert venue, market and gallery to celebrate the freedom to read, create and express with UNCENSORED: Opening Night.The evening will include:

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Maru Montero Dance Company

Maru Montero Dance Company

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
craft supplies

I Made It Myself

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
All ages arts and crafts. We will not meet on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.  

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
"Uncle Bobby's Wedding" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Uncle Bobby's Wedding'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen is the featured piece.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
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Mexican Stories and Crafts

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with fun stories about Mexican culture and crafts.
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Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors

Tenley-Friendship Library

4 p.m.
Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
Banned Books Badges

Banned Books Badges

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
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 3-12. 
On Poetry

Black Out Poetry

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Crossing out words is a form of censorship, but for purposes of black-out poetry, it’s a form of art. Using newspaper and magazine clippings, use a permanent marker to cross out words and leave the words showing that will create your own poem. Ages 13-19.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Pre-School Story Time

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Teatro de la Luna

Teatro de la Luna

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a theatrical performance for children by Teatro de la Luna. They will be presenting the bilingual English/Spanish play "Chiquititos." Ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
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Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
And Tango Makes Three

Read and Craft: 'And Tango Makes Three'

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
In honor of Banned Books Week, celebrate your child’s freedom to read with And Tango Makes Three
Tropic of Cancer

Society of the Spectacle: Southwest Library's Literature Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Tropic of Cancer has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as "responsible for the free speech that we now take for granted in literature."Banned in the United States in 1934, and then subsequently tried in 1961 for obscenity, the U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled the book as non-obscene in 1964.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Hola Cultura

Hola Cultura presents 'El Barrio'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Hola Cultura presents their web based doumentary, or "webumentary", El Barrio, followed by a panel discussion about the film at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor of the library.
1st Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.  Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.   Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff Bilingual Play and Storytime

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish storytime and play put on by DC Public Library librarians in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be reading stories and acting out a bilingual version of the Billy Goats Gruff. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Harry Potter Wanted

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

9:30 a.m.
The DC Public Library invites all wizards and muggles to an UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week special event...Harry Potter Movie Marathon!

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi
Harry Potter

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

1 p.m.
The DC Public Library invites all wizards and muggles to an UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week special event...Harry Potter Movie Marathon!
Family Story Time

Family Funday Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more. Recommended for ages 0-12.