3310 Connecticut Ave. NW at Macomb and Newark
“The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, is being rebuilt. The new library will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults. The new library will open Saturday, June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Council Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities. (more…)
Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will via DC Public Library
“Brand new rendering of future @dcpl Southwest Library, courtesy of the good folks at @perkinswill.”
You can read more about the Soutwesth Library construction here.
Connecticut and Newark St, NW
“Some of the features of the new building include:
Warm, wood finishes with plenty of natural light.
A large, dividable first floor meeting/assembly space to accommodate 205 people. When divided, each space will accommodate 100 people. This combined space represents the largest meeting room of any of our neighborhood branch libraries.
A dividable meeting room on the lower level that can accommodate up to 105 people. When divided, each space will accommodate about 45 people.
A 400 square foot second-floor conference room that can seat 10-12 people.
Four private study rooms for up to 4 people each.
An outdoor reading garden that can be enjoyed by all customers.
Two second flood balconies where customers can enjoy reading al fresco.
Many environmentally friendly features — the Library will seek LEED Gold Certification.”
Connecticut and Macomb St, NW
Photo by PoPville flickr user dullshick
From the D.C. Public Library:
“From Ta-Nehisi Coates to Ke$ha, Washingtonians had diverse reading and music interests this year. Of the more than 4 million items borrowed or downloaded from the DC Public Library, these are the most popular titles by type and format.
Top 10 Fiction Books
- “The Girls” by Emma Cline
- “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
- “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
- “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett
- “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
- “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
- “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- “1984” by George Orwell
- “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel
- “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books (more…)
2301 L Street, NW
“The new West End Library will open to the public on Saturday, December 9. The West End Library is the first DC Public Library to open as part of a public-private partnership.
The library’s interior was designed by CORE architecture + design, a Georgetown-based firm. The exterior and the remainder of the project was designed by TEN Arquitectos with WDG serving as the Architect of Record. The 21,000 square-foot space will feature:
· Spaces for adults, teens and children;
· Seating for 200 customers;
· 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access;
· A large programming room for up to 100 people; and
· Two conference rooms to for up to 14 people Five private study rooms”
From Bluestone Lane’s Website:
“At Bluestone Lane, we are very excited to be opening new stores across the nation, with DC being the flavor of the month in December! Our first Washington DC location will be opening on the corner of 24th and L St, sharing a home with the New West End Library. [Ed. Note: It’s 23rd and L]
Located within the thriving West End community, our new store will be a one-stop shop for a catch up with friends, meetings or the perfect place to sit down with a book and enjoy a relaxing break.
We will be serving a wide range of Bluestone Lane favorite items including our premium coffee, wellness drinks, BL signature cold-pressed juices and organic teas. The food menu at this location will include our grab and go items, open-faced sandwiches and gluten-free pastries. We can’t wait to meet our new locals!”
Updates when they announce an exact opening date for the coffee shop.
More photos after the jump including a shot of how the old library looked at this corner in 2014. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user kellybdc
“Starting this October, one DC Public Library location in each ward will be open on select holidays. The change in hours is the result of DC Public Library’s FY 2018 budget, which included funding for the new hours.
Ward 1 – Mount Pleasant Library; 3160 16th St. NW
Ward 2 – Georgetown Library; 3260 R St. NW
Ward 3 – Tenley Library; 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Ward 4 – Petworth Library; 4200 Kansas Ave. NW
Ward 5 – Woodridge Library; 1801 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Ward 6 – Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library; 1630 7th St. NW
Ward 7 – Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library; 3935 Benning Rd. NE
Ward 8 – Anacostia Library; 1800 Good Hope Road SE
The Library locations selected were based on the transit options and the range of services available. (more…)
Thanks to Yetunde for sending!
Also, go Nats!
Now that’s a green roof!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Olaf Zerbock
“Starting next week, the DC Public Library users will be able to visit neighborhood libraries on Thursday mornings and a new retail location, Library Express, will open at 1990 K St. NW.
The changes are part of the Library¹s plan to provide interim services during the three-year modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. While the Library will not be able to replicate all central library’s services during construction, the interim services plan focuses on the services that were unique.
Beginning next week: (more…)