Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Public Library’

Analysis: Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Stagnant Citywide, Declining for Low-Income Kids

The data shows gaps in achievement based on family income and race.

The Needle: Doh! A Deer! Edition

Is Our Deer Learning?: Maybe it's not too late to change the award-winning designs of some of the new libraries around town. Because, apparently, the local fauna have trouble with lots of windows. A deer crashed through the plate glass in the interim library in Washington Highlands today, shattering the window; the deer had to [...]

The Needle: Steady Diet of Nothing Edition

Bring Out Your Books: It's finally safe to return that copy of What It Takes that you got from the library to brush up before the 2000 election. The D.C. Public Library will run an amnesty from Dec. 5 to Feb. 5, forgiving all fines for overdue, lost, or damaged books, CDs, DVDs, or other [...]

The Needle: Two and a Half Police Cars Edition

#Losing: Being a celebrity has its perks. Not included among those perks, apparently, is the right to get a police escort through downtown D.C. when you're late to your own performance. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says there's no way Charlie Sheen's police escort this week was appropriate under police rules. Which, of course, [...]

Fenty Friend Peter Nickles Fails Upward: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Councilmembers To Nickles: WTF,"Poll Shows Fenty Beating Gray In Ward One," "Thieves Loot Argonaut," "Runaway Horse Dashed Through Cap Hill"
Good morning. D.C. Council Chairman and [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Librarian Layoffs Rattle Cleveland Park

The Issue: After the D.C. Public Library announced citywide staff reductions in early June, Cleveland Park residents flocked to their community Listserv last week to gripe about the decision. Residents' anger seems to stem from the seemingly high number of employees dismissed from the Cleveland Park library, specifically. Out of the 40 library employees laid-off across D.C., five worked [...]

Hey iPhoners: Download the D.C. Public Library App!

Contrary to popular belief, every once in a while, LL likes to point out cool, positive things the D.C. government is up to.
Like this: The D.C. Public Library has an iPhone application. And it's great!
It lets you search the library catalog, place a hold on a book, and have it sent to the branch of [...]

The Clock’s Ticking on Three Library Kiosks

Unless LL's bird is right and Harry Thomas Jr. is successful, three library kiosks will close by Jan. 1. They are: Langston, R.L. Christian, and Sursum Corda, all of which are about 1,400 sq. feet (i.e. tiny) and open only on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Deanwood Kiosk closed several months ago. [...]