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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.

1968 Washington in Context

Kanopy Now Part of Library's goDigital Offerings

As the District marks the 50th anniversary of the riots that erupted after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the DC Public Library is releasing a playlist of documentaries and films that connect residents to the city’s past.

Advocacy Communications Veteran Joins DC Public Library

Gabriela Schneider Named New Director of Communications

Gabriela Schneider has been named the DC Public Library's new Director of Communications. With more than 15 years experience working at the intersection of politics, civic engagement, philanthropy and social good, Schneider has managed small and large teams, built nonprofit brands and created and implemented marketing, media relations, advocacy and public awareness campaigns.

Five Ways to Learn More About Marion Barry

As the District prepares to unveil the Marion Barry Jr. Commemorative Bronze Statue in the Wilson Building, some Washingtonians not know many of the reasons Barry was loved by so many. In anticipation of this milestone, the Library is highlighting some of the ways people can learn more about Marion Barry’s life and legacy.   "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. Marion Barry, Jr. and Omar Tyree.

Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan's 2017 Performance Oversight Hearing Testimony

February 22, 2018

Good morning Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. I am Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director of the DC Public Library. I am here this morning to testify on the Library’s performance in Fiscal Year 2017, accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2018 to date, and plans for the year ahead.

DC Public Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1968

Online Exhibit Highlights Dr. King's Local and National Ties to the District

1968 was a momentous year in US history. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. The Poor People's Campaign, which Dr. King was organizing at the time of his death, brought activists from across the nation to the District.  Locally, 1968 brought the groundbreaking of what would become the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the founding of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the opening of Federal City College, now part of the University of the District of Columbia.