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Town Hall Meeting on Library Rebuilds

Councilperson Kathy Patterson has scheduled a town hall meeting at the Wilson Building to bring together the affected four branch library communities. The discussion will center on “What comes next” after the recent cancellation of the design/build contract for those facilities. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 6:30pm, Wilson Building, Room 412.

The meeting is to bring together the four branch library communities who are undergoing rebuilding efforts – Anacostia, Benning, Tenley-Friendship, and Watha T.Daniel/Shaw. DC property management and
procurement representatives will also be attending.

Advocate for Libraries at Citizen Summit

The Mayor is conducting a Citizen Summit at the DC Convention Center from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2005. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals from across the District to speak out on what needs to be done in our communities.

Advocates for libraries can join residents from their neighborhoods and Wards to discuss ways the District government needs to change to address pressing needs oin our communities. You are encouraged to register for the Citizen Summit by visiting

In the past, DCPL has supported library advocates with t-shirts and literature. The Federation will be working with DCPL staff to determine how we can make an impact at this important meeting. For more information or to volunteer to get the library’s voice heard, please contact Richard Huffine at

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