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  • DC Public Library Offers Tips for Keeping World Series Mementos  October 25, 2019
    DC Public Library Offers Tips for Keeping World Series Mementos   Press Releases
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  • DC Public Library Seeks Food Operations/Workforce Development Partner for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library August 15, 2019
    DC Public Library Seeks Food Operations/Workforce Development Partner for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryLibrary issues request for proposals for café service and rooftop catering Over the last decade, the District’s food and beverage industry has grown by 29 percent. To help ensure that District residents have an opportunity to learn the skills needed for […]
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  • Statement from Richard Reyes-Gavilan Regarding the Death of Phillip Freelon July 9, 2019
    Statement from Richard Reyes-Gavilan Regarding the Death of Phillip FreelonPhil Freelon played a critical role in the transformation of the DC Public Library. In addition to designing the iconic Tenley-Friendship and Anacostia neighborhood libraries, he was an early and authoritative voice that supported the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. In 2012, […]
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  • Library Testifies About Potential Impact of Tariffs on Chinese Products June 19, 2019
    Library Testifies About Potential Impact of Tariffs on Chinese Products(Washington, DC)- Today, Kim Zablud, the Library's director of public services testified before the Office of the United States Trade Representative on the impact or proposed 25 percent tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products. Zablud discussed the impact that would have on the […]
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  • Mayor Bowser Expands eCycle DC to Allow Residents to Recycle Electronics at Neighborhood Libraries June 12, 2019
    Mayor Bowser Expands eCycle DC to Allow Residents to Recycle Electronics at Neighborhood LibrariesResidents can drop off electronics free of charge from June to December at library locationsToday, Mayor Bowser announced that District of Columbia Public Library will hold collection events this year at libraries in all eight wards to allow District residents and businesses […]
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  • Southwest Library Closing June 1 May 17, 2019
    Southwest Library Closing June 1The Southwest Library will close permanently on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 5:30p.m. to allow for the construction of the new Southwest Library. Construction of the new Southwest Library will begin later in June at 900 Wesley Pl. SW. The DC Public Library is working with Perkins+Will and Turner Construction as […]
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  • Library Acquires Women in the Life magazine May 8, 2019
    Library Acquires Women in the Life magazineWill digitize magazine documenting Black lesbian community issues from 1993 to 2003In honor of its 25th Anniversary, DC Public Library will digitize and provide access to Women in the Life magazine.  “The DC Public Library is proud to add the Women in the Life magazine to the growing list […]
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  • Library hosts month of programming focused on race and isolation with ‘Heads of the Colored People’ Author April 25, 2019
    Library hosts month of programming focused on race and isolation with ‘Heads of the Colored People’ AuthorNafissa Thompson-Spires’ short-story collection focus of 2019 DC ReadsIn 2019, America still celebrates the first African-American who achieves a milestone. But how does that person deal with the pressure and the loneliness that can come with being the first […]
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  • Local Artist, Teacher Selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Public Art April 22, 2019
    Local Artist, Teacher Selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Public ArtNekisha Durrett to Design Art for Two Double-height Glass WallsThe DC Public Library has selected artist and DC Public Schools (DCPS) teacher Nekisha Durrett to create a treatment for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s new glass-walled vestibule. As part of […]
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  • West End, Cleveland Park Libraries Receive Architectural Honors  April 18, 2019
    West End, Cleveland Park Libraries Receive Architectural Honors Two of the newest DC Public Library buildings are 2019 honorees of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC). The West End Library won the 2019 DC Chapter Design award and the Cleveland Park Library received the 2019 Urban Catalyst award. Press Releases
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