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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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  • Mayor Bowser Celebrates Modernization of Capitol View Library in Ward 7 March 25, 2019
    Mayor Bowser Celebrates Modernization of Capitol View Library in Ward 7The Mayor’s Recently Released Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Includes an Additional $1 Million for Continued ImprovementsOn Saturday, March 23, Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon on the modernized Capitol View Library in Ward 7. In addition to celebrating the updated Capitol View Library, the Mayor […]
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  • Statement From Gregory M. McCarthy on Mayor Bowser's FY 2020 Budget March 21, 2019
    Statement From Gregory M. McCarthy on Mayor Bowser's FY 2020 BudgetIf you believe that libraries are an integral part of our city’s educational and social fabric, Mayor Bowser’s budget proposal for the opening of our new downtown Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library next year is very welcome news. She is making available to us […]
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  • In the News - STAR: Books from Birth March 12, 2019
    In the News - STAR: Books from Birth In the three years since the STAR: Books from Birth program started, more than 43 thousand children have participated. Recently Voice of America profiled the program and a family that has benefitted from having books delivered every month. To see the story, click here. Press Releases
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  • Capitol View Interim Library Closing March 16 March 8, 2019
    Capitol View Interim Library Closing March 16Renovated Capitol View Library to Open March 23The Capitol View Interim Library, located at 220 49th Street SE, will close on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. The renovated Capitol View Library, located at 5001 Central Ave. SE, will open on Saturday, March 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and […]
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