The Benning Neighborhood Interim Library, located at 4101 Benning Rd. N.E. will close Saturday, March 13, 2010. Library services will resume on Monday, April 5, 2010 at the new Benning Neighborhood Library, located at 3935 Benning Road, N.E.
The new two-story library will be 22,000 square feet and feature:
Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty joined Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser and DC Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper to celebrate the end of demolition at the Petworth Neighborhood Library with a wall-breaking ceremony.
"Today, we break the interior wall through 70 years of history to revive this library to meet the needs of this community while maximizing this historic landmark’s use," said Mayor Adrian M Fenty. "This new facility will function as a major focal point for community meetings, reading and recreation for years to come."
The DC Public Library has opened the application period for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for libraries to create partnerships that improve services to their customers.
The grants, which range between $5,000 to $20,000, are sponsored by a federal agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the District of Columbia Public Library. LSTA funds are used to improve Library services by encouraging resource sharing, increasing access to information and educating the public.
Applicants must meet three criteria:
Due to the weather, the lecture by Dr. Maurice Jackson, and performance by the Sidwell Friends School Chamber Chorus, will be rescheduled.
This February, celebrated artists Terry Dixon and Robert Morris will install a mixed-media exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library entitled “Re-enslavement Revisited.” Inspired by Douglas Blackmon’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, exhibit activities will include lectures by Dixon, Morris and Blackmon.