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Get on the Bus: District of Columbia Library Excursion and Tour

The Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library and the DC Public Library Foundation are hosting a library excursion tour for supporters and potential supporters of DC’s Public Libraries. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2011. The bus departs the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 10:00 am and visits five public libraries, ending up back at the main library at 2:00 p.m. The tour will highlight both newly constructed and renovated spaces as well as libraries that still require revitalization.

The two sponsoring organizations share parallel though distinct missions with regard to supporting the city’s libraries. Moreover, the two organizations are committed to strengthening their collaborative partnership. Consequently, fostering and enhancing this relationship is a key goal for both organizations and jointly hosting a tour of District libraries was deemed a meaningful way of paying homage to this mission. More profoundly, a library tour would provide both an opportunity to personally connect as well as enjoy a guided visit to the very entities that these organizations are responsible for supporting.

The intent of this initial Get on the Bus Tour is as follows:

  • To raise awareness and highlight the distinct history of District libraries in the various Wards and neighborhoods of the city.
  • To explain and affirm the pivotal role that libraries play in the educational, economic, cultural and social life of the District.
  • To promote prospective donor understanding and commitment to the value of investing in DC Public Library (DCPL) at a sustained and upgraded financial level.

Upcoming Events

September 5, 2007 / Comments Off on Upcoming Events

DC Builds: Buildings for Books
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
National Building Museum , 401 F Street, NW

What does it take to design libraries that inspire? The DC Public Library this question in its current development of several branch libraries across the city. Ginnie Cooper, DC Public Library chief librarian, will lead a panel discussion with chief librarians from San Jose , California and Seattle , Washington ; two cities that recently completed a wide ranging effort to build branch libraries in their communities. The panel will include Ray Johnston of Johnston Architects in Seattle and Pamela Anderson-Brulé of Anderson Brulé Architects in San Jose who will share their design for libraries in their respective cities, as well as lessons learned.

$12 Museum members and students; $20 nonmembers. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
To register:

Food for Thought: Shop at Whole Foods Markets and benefit your library
3 Whole Foods Market stores will contribute 5% of an entire day’s sales to enhance the Children’s Rooms in 5 Interim Branches: Anacostia, Benning, Georgetown , Watha T. Daniel-Shaw, and Tenley-Friendship.

On October 4, 2007 proceeds from the P Street Store ( 1440 P Street, NW ) will be donated; on October 11, 2007 proceeds from the Georgetown Store ( 2323 Wisconsin Ave, NW ) will be donated; and on October 18 proceeds from the Tenley Store ( 4530 40th Street NW ) will be donated.

Proceeds will go to the DC Public Library Foundation,a 501( c)3 nonprofit organization working to provide goods and services not otherwise available to the DC Public Library System.

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