UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2017, DC

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Affair: UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2017

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 7 -10PM 

Hot Spot: Dupont Underground, Washington, DC 

Deets: September is a flurry of back to school excitement and with it, the return of UNCENSORED! DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with a city-wide banned book scavenger hunt from September 5 - September 30. This year’s theme is “Texts Against Tyranny,” and titles include dystopian fiction such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Fahrenheit 451, Parable of the Sower, and more. 

Starting September 5th, a selection of several hundred banned books will be hidden throughout the District at partner locations including coffee shops, bookstores, bars, museums and more. Clues will be distributed via DCPLF’s and the Library’s social media accounts (
Twitter:@dcpl_literati and @dcpl, Insta:@dcpl_literati and @dcplpubliclibrary, Facebook: @dclibrary) and in other media venues. The scavenger hunt books will be wrapped in special-edition black covers featuring a powerful quote from each of the selected titles. 

UNCENSORED: Texts Against Tyranny activities taking place in the neighborhood libraries include the banned book scavenger hunt, wheatpasting workshops with local artist Dana Jeri Maier, DIY zine labs, book and artist talks, film screenings and more. We will also celebrate with thematic art installations throughout the city. 

The DC Public Library Foundation’s celebration of UNCENSORED: Texts Against Tyranny will culminate with UNCENSORED Underground – an annual fundraising event benefitting the DC Public Library Foundation on Saturday, September 30 in a new location, Dupont Underground. With the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library being modernized, the DCPLF is taking UNCENSORED to a new venue, further exploring the creative community of DC. The evening will feature signature cocktails representing their favorite banned books from some of the city’s best bartenders, live music from local bands, a pop-up market featuring exclusive items curated by style guru and event chair Jennifer Barger and many other fun activities. Other event chairs include Derek Brown, DC Brau, Dupont Underground, Svetlana Legetic, Paul Ruppert, and Morgan Hungerford West. 

The DC Public Library’s celebration of Banned Books Week featuring displays challenging censorship and celebrating the freedom to read. A city-wide scavenger hunt, along with programs for adults, teens and children will be planned throughout the month. 

UNCENSORED Underground Cocktail Party will include exclusive drinks, live music and 
provocative artwork from local artists. 

About The DC Public Library Foundation
The DC Public Library Foundation partners with the DC Public Library to provide a margin of excellence to our city’s public libraries, bringing private philanthropy together with government support to ensure that our libraries deliver the highest quality of service to the District’s residents. With the help of many generous people, the Foundation provides educational programs for children and youth, workforce development training, cultural events, and collection enhancements for DC’s libraries. 

About the Dupont Underground 
Dupont Underground (DU), is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, housed in a old trolley station beneath your feet in the heart of Dupont Circle. Dupont Underground presents innovative and varied arts programming in a unique community venue for residents and visitors to the Greater Washington DC area to enjoy. 

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All ticket sales for this event will support DC Public Library programs and services. 

Read about last year's
UNCENSORED Cocktail Party here

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