DC Public Library Hosts District of Change

dc libraryThis September, make your way to the District’s epicenter of cultural activity – the DC Public Library – for a lineup of events that bring together DC’s brightest thinkers, community leaders, activists, artists and mixologists.

On Sept. 10, the Library will host District of Change, an ongoing series focusing on the transformation of Washington, DC that will examine the question: Are DC schools getting better? Moderator Amanda Ripley will guide the discussion with local school principals about the state of the District’s schools. RSVP here.

The following week, the Library will invite the DC community to come together to celebrate the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was founded as the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read, express and create.

From September 21-27, the Library will mark the occasion with Uncensored, a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with both indoor and outdoor art installations exploring the concept of censorship. A preview party for Uncensored on September 19 will give guests a sneak peek at the art installations and will feature signature cocktails representing local mixologists’ favorite banned books.

Preview Party:
Great Hall
Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

The preview party will include signature cocktails representing favorite banned books by:

  • Chantal Tseng, Mockingbird Hill
  • Duane Sylvestre, Bourbon Steak
  • Phil Greene, Museum of the American Cocktail
  • Philip M. Dobard, Museum of the American Cocktail

Tickets are $50.

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