Find a hidden banned book and share on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) with the hashtag #UNCENSOREDDC for a chance to win prizes from partner businesses, including a gift certificate from Columbia Room, Zaytinya, Upshur Street Books and Petworth Citizen; expedited entry to the Game of Thrones pop-up bar; a basket of banned books from Politics & Prose; tickets to the Newseum and much more!
Or, find one of 15 “golden ticket” books and share it on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) with the hashtag #UNCENSOREDDC and automatically win a pair of tickets to UNCENSORED Underground, DCPLF’s annual fundraising event to celebrate Banned Books Week on September 30 at Dupont Underground (the event is for those 21+).
DC Public Library staff have created clever clues that will be distributed each weekday morning in September on WAMU Morning Edition. Scavenger hunt participants can also find clues shared on social media (Twitter: @dcpl_literati and @dcpl, Instagram: @dcpl_literati and @dcplpubliclibrary, Facebook: @dclibrary) , on the DCPL website (link to come soon), and through partners including Brightest Young Things, A Creative DC, and participating businesses.
UNCENSORED is DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week, which extends throughout the month of September with public programming at Dupont Underground and neighborhood libraries, including a separate scavenger hunt for teens taking place within local branches. UNCENSORED Underground, DCPLF’s annual fundraising event, will be held on Saturday, September 30th at Dupont Underground. The evening will feature signature cocktails inspired by favorite banned books from some of the city’s best bartenders, live music from local bands, art from Robin Bell, 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, Anna Fuhrman, Svetlana Legetic, Paul Ruppert, and Morgan Hungerford West.