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DCPL: “Take a tour of our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs” and more

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm 11 Comments

901 G Street, NW

From DCPL:

Memory Lab Launch
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 10 a.m.
901 G St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The Memory Lab officially launches today! Take a tour of our latest DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms.

Tours will last 20 minutes and will begin at the following times:

10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.

To learn why personal archiving is important for Black History, come to a free screening of the film “Through a Lens Darkly” at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. Following the screening, Director Thomas Allen Harris will speak about how Black family archives shed light on people, places, events, and stories that have rarely been told outside of the immediate circle of families and scholars.”

  • Brooklyn Brawler

    Post like this one is the reason Popville rocks!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • bruno

    Yes, agreed. This is very helpful. Free scanning will be a great thing to have :^)

  • jd

    That is awesome. As a Gen X er I have a thousand or more prints sitting around in boxes that I need to get digital. Do you know if this service will be available at the CP or Tenley branches?

    • DCPL Librarian

      For now the Memory Lab is only at MLK but hopefully may expand in the future if public demand is high. (aka sign up, use it, and let us know that you want more!)

      • jd

        Thank you.

      • wpk_dc


  • Truxton K

    DCPL is world class. Go to your local library and they are busting their asses to provide/program what that community wants. We are very lucky. Don’t even get me started on the Washingtoniana room…

    • AG

      I don’t use the library as much as I should, but I love reading about services like this. They’re really helping to maintain the library’s relevance and place as an integral part of the community. My mom is a librarian/administrator and it’s a constant battle to convince local officials that libraries are a worthwhile investment and not being relegated to a bygone era by the internet.

  • Linc Park sE

    Has anyone used any of the 3D printers?

  • wpk_dc

    I’m a huge DC PL fan and it’s great to see it broadening itself and its services. Nice!

  • DC_Happy

    Always excited to learn about the new program offerings at the MLK Library. I also love checking out the newly released non-fiction books at my local branch…and downloading mags through DCPL’s Zinio account (read magazines via Zinio while underground in the Metro).

    On another note, almost kicked a guy out of bed the other night. Me: “You….don’t have a library card?” I let him stay though…


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