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UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party 2016

  • MLK Library 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Come out to DC Public Library's Annual Fundraising Gala! We'll be donating 10% of our sales to DCPL in support of keeping libraries open and accessible to all.


At the end of September, DC Public Library will explore what diversity in literature means throughout Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 1), the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read, express and create.

The week will culminate with UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party – an annual fundraising event hosted by the DC Public Library Foundation on Friday, September 30 in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. UNCENSORED will feature signature cocktails representing local bartenders’ favorite banned books, live music from local bands, a pop-up market featuring exclusive items curated by style guru and event chair Jenn Barger and many other fun activities. Other event chairs include Holly Bass, DC Brau, Derek Brown, Anna Fuhrman, Mess Hall, Svetlana Legetic and Morgan Hungerford West. This is the last UNCENSORED that will take place in the current MLK Jr. Memorial Library  – MLK is set to close in Spring 2017 for a modernization, reopening in 2020.

Earlier Event: September 23
Market SW
Later Event: October 1