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Hearing on the New Central Library Rescheduled

October 12, 2006 / Comments Off on Hearing on the New Central Library Rescheduled

On Friday, October 27, 2006 at 1:00 pm, Councilmember Kathy Patterson, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation, will hold a public oversight hearing on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. This meeting has been rescheduled from its’ original date of October 16, 2006. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the feasibility of the Carnegie Library site to serve as the location for a new central library for the District of Columbia . The Committee wishes to examine this option from programmatic, architectural, and financial perspectives. The public hearing will begin at 1 p.m. in the Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Evelyn Bourne-Gould, Legislative Assistant to the Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation, at 724-8195, or via e-mail at egould@dccouncil.us. All witnesses will be permitted a maximum of three (3) minutes for oral presentation.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to the Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation, or to Ms. Phyllis Jones, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

Candidate Survey Distributed

The Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library has mailed copies of a candidate survey to all 58 declared candidates for public office in the 2006 election season. The survey can be downloaded at:

http://www.dclibraryfriends.org/candidate survey final.doc

Candidates are asked to limit their responses to each question to 250 words or less and to return the completed survey to the Federation of Friends President, Richard Huffine at richardhuffine@yahoo.com no later than June 15, 2006. The results of the survey will be shared with members of the Friends of the Library across the District and with local media outlets.

Volunteer at Citizen Summit, November 19

November 1, 2005 / Comments Off on Volunteer at Citizen Summit, November 19

The future of the District of Columbia Public Library system will be highlighted at the fourth citywide Citizen Summit to be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center. Citizens will learn more about DCPL through information in their Summit Participant’s Guide and from a summary report and a video produced by the “Mayor’s Task Force on the Future of the District of Columbia Public Library System.” Citizens attending the summit will be asked to express their expectations of the library system. You may register online at www.neighborhoodaction.dc.gov.

DCPL, in partnership with the DCPL Foundation and the DCPL Federation of Friends, has been encouraging staff, Friends, and citizens to register and become a Library volunteer at the summit. The Library, Foundation and Friends will have an exhibit at the summit where citizens can learn more about the Library, its programs and resources. Materials and sign-up sheets will be available for citizens who want to support the Library in a
variety of ways: by becoming a Friend of the Library, by serving at the Library as a volunteer, by visiting Books Plus, the Library’s store, or by making a donation to the Library through the DCPL Foundation. There will also be an opportunity for summit participants to sign up for a DCPL Library card.

Volunteer Schedule:

  • Friday, November 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Convention Center to set-up the exhibit
  • Saturday, November 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Library exhibit at the Convention Center
  • Saturday, November 19, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm to tear down the exhibit and pack materials
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