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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

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

Meeting on New Central Library, November 8

On Tuesday, November 8, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, will host The Old Convention Center Site: Masterplan Alternatives for a New Downtown Neighborhood.

This is the first community workshop to solicit input into the master planning for the city’s Old Convention Center Site. After an initial project overview, participants will visit stations organized by issues. These stations will provide information on affordable housing, jobs, traffic, parking, open space, retail, the new central library project, green building, and environmental issues, as well as alternatives for the overall layout of the site.

WHAT: Community Design Workshop

WHEN: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2005

WHERE Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW

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