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Consligi Construction/HGA Named Lamond-Riggs Library Design/Build Team 

A new building will replace the existing library

The DC Public Library has selected Consigli Construction Co. Inc. and HGA as the design/build team for the new Lamond-Riggs Library.   With this team in place, the planning for the new Lamond-Riggs Library will begin in October. The new library will be built at 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE, the current site of the Lamond-Riggs Library.  With a budget of $20 million, the new building will be designed to support modern library uses and achieve LEED Gold certification for environmental design.  

Mayor Bowser Celebrates Milestone on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Modernization with Beam Signing

Ceremony Marks Completion of Structural Exterior Work at DC’s Central Library

Today, Mayor Bowser celebrated the completion of the structural exterior of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library modernization project with a ceremonial beam signing. The library is scheduled to reopen in 2020.     

Literature Advancing Social Change Focus of Annual Library Scavenger Hunt

“Words Ignite: The Literature of Activism" is this Year’s Banned Books Celebration

This September, the DC Public Library will raise awareness about the power of books to promote social change with “Words Ignite: The Literature of Activism.” Held in conjunction with Banned Books Week, the Library plans to celebrate the freedom to read, seek and to express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. 

Story Time with Washington Nationals Pitcher Sean Doolittle

Event Part of Library's Summer Challenge

Next Saturday, Washington Nationals Pitcher Sean Doolittle will visit the Cleveland Park Library to share stories and answer questions.  Have you signed up for Summer Challenge? If so, this event meets the daily reading goal of 20 minutes. If not, learn how you can sign up to win prizes like Chipotle meals for reading for 20 minutes a day by clicking here.   

Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on the Cleveland Park Library

Popular Neighborhood Library is the 19th Renovated or Rebuilt Library in the District Since 2008

Mayor Muriel Bowser today opened the new, $19.7 million Cleveland Park Library. Located at 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, the Cleveland Park Library is the nineteenth neighborhood library to be renovated or rebuilt since 2008, and the first new library to be built in a historic district.  

Guest Curator: Paul C. Brunson

Paul C. Brunson is a business columnist for USA Today

Guest Kanopy Curator: Tricia Olszewski

  Tricia Olszewski is a film critic for the Washington City Paper.

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