When Hans Met Daysi

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

When Hans Met Daysi

Hans Kindler's bust gets a cleaning!

Hans Kindler, the conductor and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1949, donated his extensive orchestral score collection to the DC Public Library. Today, local and area orchestras can check out music for their upcoming concerts, relieving a bit of the financial stress of running a local arts organization. 

Mr. Kindler also donated a bronze bust, located outside of room 207 at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Today he got a cleaning and a friendly pat on the head from Daysi Galvez, one of the extraordinary members of our Facilities department!

The stern brow of Hans Kindler didn't keep the smile off Daysi's face. She's lived in Washington, D.C. for 24 years; she moved to Columbia Road in Northwest in 1991. Originally from El Salvador, Daysi says one of her favorite things about the United States are the cheese steaks, and the one thing she truly misses is su madre.

Daysi likes to read People en Español and recalls books from her childhood in El Salvador, including Silabario and Pablito.

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