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From Chipotle:

“Starting today (and every Tuesday in October), anyone who shows their DC/Maryland Library Card will get a free bowl at ShopHouse restaurants in the DC Metro Area (Dupont, Georgetown, 7th Street, Union Station, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, and Columbia Mall).”



You can see renderings for what’s coming to Cleveland Park here.

From DCPL:

“The current building will close permanently on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Construction will begin shortly thereafter. The new library will open in 2018.”

4340 Connecticut Ave, NW

“The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be rebuilt. The Library has selected the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is currently funded at $19.7 million. The new library, which is nearing the end of the design phase, will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults.

Some of the features of the new building include: (more…)

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From DCPL:

“DC Public Library users can now reserve newly-ordered books like “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and be in line before their release date.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story written for the stage. Set 19 years after the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Harry is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband to Ginny Potter (née Weasley) and a father of three school-age children. While Harry struggles with his adult life and work, his youngest son finds living in his father’s shadow difficult.

Other big additions to the Library this August include Amy Schumer’s “Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” and Julia Gregson’s “Monsoon Summer.” (more…)

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From DCPL:

“Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
3260 R St. NW

Traditional estate plans account for physical and financial assets, but what about email and social media accounts, digital photos and files, and additional elements of modern technological life?

Join us for this introduction to digital estate planning and learn how you can get started with the process of managing your digital assets.”

lead levels dc
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From the DC Public Library:

“Your safety and the safety of your family are important to us. The DC Public Library recently tested lead levels in drinking water sources, including water fountains and kitchenette sinks, in all public library locations in D.C.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the testing procedures and results.

During the first two weeks of June, 122 drinking water sources were tested with 244 samples taken from these sources and sent to a lab for analysis. Out of 122 drinking water sources, the analysis shows 115 drinking water sources are below the actionable level and seven water sources at four library locations are above. The seven sources are a kitchenette sink at Georgetown Library, a water fountain at Lamond-Riggs Library, four water fountains, including three fountains in staff and mechanical areas, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and a water fountain at Southwest Library. (more…)

shaw library
1630 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments is a living exhibition where participants will experience Shaw’s vibrancy and culture through its murals, monuments and the spoken word of D.C. area poets Rebecca Dupas, Regie Cabico, Joseph LMS Green, and Jennifer Rae.

This participatory walking tour will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will begin at the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library (1630 7th Street NW) at 1:30 p.m. and continue through locations such as the D.C. Alley Museum, Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park, Capital Pool Checkers Club and Ellington Plaza. There will be a break halfway through the tour where refreshments will be served. RSVP to attend the walking tour on Eventbrite. (more…)


“Making new friends can be difficult — so let the library help!

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library for this platonic spin on speed dating, designed to introduce you to a series of potential pals in a high energy, low pressure way.

Please register to participate at

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Ed. Note: Register Here.

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“The DC Community Heritage Project House History Workshop gives community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, an overview of the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division’s collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property through sessions on: (more…)