The DC Public Library has started citywide voting for DC Reads 2014. Running from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, DC Reads features one book for reading and discussion. This year’s nominees are “Lost in the City” by Edward P. Jones; “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears” by Dinaw Mengestu; “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien; and “Hard Revolution” by George Pelecanos. To learn more click here.
Today, the DC Public Library began showing its 3-D printer at work on its Ustream feed. DCist.com spoke with Digital Commons Library Associate Adam Schaeffer about this pilot program. To read the interview, click here.
On June 12, author Jessica Pigza will join DC Public Library's Creative Class for a special author talk, book signing, and craft workshop. Ms. Pigza will discuss her new book Bibliocraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects. Then, she and DC Public Library staff will show participants how to make a craft project from Ms.
On May 20, author Walter Mosley discussed and signed his latest book, “Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can listen to the whole talk along with the question and answer session below:
On Sunday, The Washington Post wrote a story about the May 15 townhall discussion with reporters Harry S. Jaffe and Tom Sherwood, the authors of “Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.”
In today’s Washington Post, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan shares what libraries meant to him as a child in Queens, New York. Reyes-Gavilan also shares how the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library renovation can create a center of learning that sparks curiosity and collaboration as well as provides books. To read the article, click here.
Celebrates Bike to Work Day with 3D Printed Bike Accessories
The Washington City Paper featured the library printing bike cup holders and fender attachments on its 3D printers in celebration of Bike to Work Day. The bike-themed workshop was designed to introduce people to the printers and the technology that powers them.
Urges More Residents to Help Shape the Renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan celebrated the demolition of the old Woodridge Library. Both leaders praised the community’s involvement in the planning of the new Woodridge Library. Mayor Gray and Reyes-Gavilan also urged residents across the District to take the opportunity to provide input into the planning process for renovations to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.