Banned Books Week

Tropic of Cancer

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

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.
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Virtual Read-Out

Ready to celebrate Banned Books Week? Join Petworth Library for a Banned Books Virtual Read-Out! Exercise your right to read.  
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UNCENSORED! A Conversation with Banned YA Authors

Join award-winning authors Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig for a conversation about book banning, censorship, and intellectual freedom.
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon

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

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

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:
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon

The DC Public Library invites all wizards and muggles to an UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week special event...Harry Potter Movie Marathon!
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Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors of Teen Material

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.
And Tango Makes Three

Read and Craft: 'And Tango Makes Three'

In honor of Banned Books Week, celebrate your child’s freedom to read with And Tango Makes Three
Banned Books Badges

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 3-12. 

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