News Releases

Progress and Promise Mark New Benning Library Opening

The DC Public Library opened the new 22,000-square-foot Benning Neighborhood Library Monday morning with a ribbon cutting.  In addition to celebrating the first of five new libraries opening this year, the event showcased the District’s rapidly-improving library system.

Francis Gregory is Moving: Closes April 15

Interim Location Opens May 10

Francis Gregory Library is moving.  The Library will close Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m.  The interim library will open on Monday, May 10 at 2100 36th Pl. S.E. (near the Ann Beers school).  The interim library will remain open during the construction of the NEW Francis Gregory Library.  The new library will open in spring 2011.

DC Public Library Partnership Helps Increase Broadband Internet Use by Seniors

While the FCC’s newly-released National Broadband Plan recommends creating partnerships to increase the relevance of broadband Internet among older Americans, 60 District residents received a free computer after completing a DC Public Library sponsored computer-training program.

DC Public Library Closed Easter Sunday

On Sunday April 4, the DC Public Library will be closed for Easter.  Library service will resume on Monday, April 5.

Anacostia Interim Library Closing

New Library Opens April 26

The Anacostia Neighborhood Interim Library, located at 1801 Good Hope Road, S.E. will close Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm.  Library services will resume on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the new Anacostia Neighborhood Library, located at 1800 Good Hope Road, S.E. The new two-story library will be 22,000 square feet and feature:Capacity for 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs  and other library materials Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Women’s National Book Association

The DC Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month with a presentation by the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library’s Great Hall, on March 26, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Featured in American Libraries Magazine

What’s old is new again at the DC Public Library. The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library has been featured in American Libraries magazine’s 2010 Library Design Showcase.  

Eric Riley Named 2010 “Mover and Shaker"

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Manager Only Local Librarian Honored

DC Public Librarian Eric Riley has been named a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal magazine. Launched in 2002 to recognize librarians, vendors and others who are shaping the future of libraries, Riley was praised for his work managing the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library and for creating exceptional public programs.   “It's such an honor to be recognized by the profession for the diligent work done not only by me, but also by my staff,” said Eric Riley. 

NEW DATE: Mount Pleasant Library Closing for Renovation April 3

Interim Location Opening April 26

The Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, located at 3160 16th St. N.W. will close for renovation Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm.  Library services will resume on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Interim Library, located at 3164 Mount Pleasant St. N.W.

Discover the Stories Behind Washington's Lush Trees at the DC Public Library

Celebrate Earth Day with Local Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley

What stories do the trees in your neighborhood tell? Are any of them willow oaks? If so, Thomas Jefferson, who designed and executed the first D.C. street tree planting on record, would have loved them. Learn more about Washington's trees on April 22nd at 7:00 pm, when author Melanie Choukas-Bradley gives a lecture at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library entitled "City of Trees."

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