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The DC Voter
League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia
Vol. 81, No. 6, June/July 2005

Making Our Voices Heard — Making Our Votes Count

733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 432, Washington, DC 20005
202/347-3020,  fax: 202/347-2522
Website:, E-mail:

President’s Message by Grace Malakoff
International Relations Committee
DC League Homeless?
Welcome New Members
Unit News: AGD's Were Invited in Our May Units
June Unit Meetings
Congressional Representation: DC Voting Rights Committee
Voter Services
Travel with the League Program
Education Committee: League Meets with Dr. Janey, DCPS SuperintendentLibrary Study
Don't Be a Wuss, Ride the Bus!
Metro Trip Planner
DC's Comprehensive Plan
Schools & Communities: A National Forum
Calendar: June
Calendar: July
Public Libraries by Ward/School District


I am both daunted and delighted to be here in the president's chair.

At our first meeting, the new Board (with many old hands), formed opening luncheon and fundraising committees, confirmed our education committee co-chairs as board members, and boosted our new study program of the DC public libraries by scheduling the next LWVDC board meeting at the main library.

Our leadership is stretched to take on the advocacy and service work to which League tradition calls us. This is where you - all Our members - come .-We are asking you to become a Committee of the Whole -- to become the ad hoc, on-the-ground participant observers which have always been the backbone of the work of the League.

We are looking into the production of a WISE GUIDE© to DC's 132 Boards and Commissions. Would you do what you can to help, as ad hoc committee members? For the Boards and Commissions, call and leave a message if you have specific experience to suggest what information needs to be more conveniently available. Our preliminary look indicates that times and places of meetings, openness to the public, agendas, and responsibilities are not readily located. Would you suggest a particular board or commission for more thorough reporting? Are other "open" agency operations In need of better public information availability?

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Thirty-five attended the May 23rd Brown Bag Dialogue to hear Dr. Susan Rice, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, speak on "Whither the US In the UN?" A report of her talk will be Included in the August DC Voter. — Sheila Keeny

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We will soon need a new office. The building we presently occupy Is scheduled for renovation. Present space: 570 square feet. Maybe there is a space some League supporter would donate - In whole or in part for our use. Must be zoned for business. Transit access is important.

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Kaye D. Hanson
Anna Liebowttz
Rachel Okunubi

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[Definition: AGD, an Attention-Getting Device (from the literature on child nearing, meaning, a child).]

League members suggested the following AGD's to increase awareness of lack of Congressional Representation for DC residents:

  • DC residents write to registrars of other states and ask as a voteless DC resident for right to register to vote for Congressional candidates in their jurisdictions. 
  • Put a sheet in the DC Voter with stamps or stickers to send to contacts elsewhere promoting either "no taxation without representation" or "equal voting rights for DC", along with a 'coupon' explaining the details briefly. This would serve to urge relatives and friends across USA to lobby their representatives to grant DC the vote.
  • Participate in parade with "suffragettes" when the OCSE (Office for Security and Cooperation in Europe) meets in DC on June 10-to July 5 since the OCSE has announced support for our cause.
  • A video on subject of DC Vote, perhaps for the National Council June 11-13, 2005.
  • Make contact with high schools around the country with voter registration information, which could include material on DC's lack of voting representation.
  • Involve Public Broadcasting in doing a program or spot. See if Howard or UDC or other university departments or communication students might be persuaded to make' a video or run reports on DC's voteless condition. 
  • Check to see if National Cathedral on its day set aside for celebrating DC might include reference to problem. 
  • Could DC school students communicate with pen pals elsewhere in US re our problem?
  • DC Emancipation Day would be a good occasion to publicize. Or how about a DC Voting Month for LWVUS to push?
  • Is DC's predicament covered in civics text books? Could a survey be launched to see if texts across the country make any mention of the anomaly? 
  • Solicit celebrity support.
  • Enlist understanding and support of YWCA, YMCA, AAUW and social mission groups in churches.
  • Devise free literature for the vast numbers of tourists who come to DC to let them know. American Automobile Association? Tour and bus companies? 
  • Enlist the support of ANC's. Resume sending the DC Voter by e-mail.
  • Find out which colleges have important campus newspapers and ask them to include a piece on No Vote for DC. Check out names of Important student papers through a knowledgeable Ingleside resident. Check with Howard University & American University for listing of campus newspapers. A committee consisting of Ruth Allen, Rod Engert, Suzannah Gourevitch and Grace Watson will pursue this.

Joan Wilson

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The June meetings are designated Unit's Choice for the discussion topic. Unit meetings will begin again in September. Have a great summer. — Joan Domike

Tuesday. June 14

9:45am Southwest Day will meet in the home of Audrey Hatry, 530 N St., SW #S605 (554-4450) Northwest Day will not meet this month. 

Wednesday June 1

9:45am Upper 16 Street will meet at the home of Marie Richardson, 7440 7th St. NW (829-3721) 7:00pm Capitol Hill Evening For location call Unit Chair Betty Pierce (544-5547)

Thursday. June 16

Chevy Chase/lngleside & Northwest Evening will not meet this month.

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DC Voting Rights Committee

The "No Taxation without Representation Act of 2005" has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by our delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and in the Senate by Joseph Lieberman, calling for full Congressional voting representation in Congress.

Representative Tom Davis of Virginia, Chairman of the US House Committee on Government Reform, on May 3, 2005, introduced the "District of Columbia Fairness in Representation Act" with 14 Republican and 3 Democratic cosponsors. It would temporarily increase the size of the House of Representatives by two members, but call for a return to the present size in 2010, giving DC one voting member in the House. The act would repeal the offices of nonvoting delegate, and statehood representative. A copy of the bill is available in the office of the DC League. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's spokeswoman is quoted in ROLL CALL "She welcomes other bills but supports her own."

DC Vote is working to gamer support for hearings of the bills by the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. Rallies and press conferences are being planned to show support of DC citizens for Congressional voting rights. The LWVDC will keep you informed.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has joined the Office for Security and Cooperation in Europe in finding that the United States is in violation of the Covenant on Human Rights of the United Nations by denying District citizens a vote in their federal legislature.

At the end of June and the first few days of July the OSCE parliamentary session will be held in Washington. Visit for more information. — Kathy Schmidt (237-5550)

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LWVUS COUNCIL JUNE 11 -13, 2005 

YOU'RE INVITED to National Council of the League of Women Voters of the US. This biennial meeting of leaders from the fifty states will focus on community issues. Registration for all three days Is $275, including some meals. To learn more, call 202-429-1965.

No fee Is required for Leaguers and their friends for the civil liberties panels on Monday, the 13th, at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Workshops in the afternoon on fundraising and campaign finance are also free of cost and open to all. The address: Marriott Hotel at Metro Center on the Red Line, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Afternoon workshops have limited space. Please RSVP to Danielle Duffy at to insure enough chairs.


A panel of Washington experts will discuss the intricacies and constantly evolving challenges of balancing civil liberties and homeland security in a post-September 11th environment. Panelists will focus on the state and local facets of this debate by addressing issues of access to information and transparency in government, the role of the courts and challenges to our system of checks and balances.

The panel will be Joseph N. Onek, senior counsel and the director of the Liberty and Security Initiative of the Constitution Project, Moderator, Speakers: Rick Blum is the director of the Freedom of Information Project" for OMB Watch, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting government accountability and citizen participation in public policy decisions. Mr. Blum has worked for years to promote public access to government information.

Bert Brandenburg is the executive director of Justice at Stake, a nonpartisan campaign working to keep the courts fair and impartial. They help educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom.

Kareem W. Shora, JD, LLM, is Director of Legal Policy with American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Arab Americans.

Michele Waslin, Ph.D., is the Director of Immigration Policy Research at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest, national, constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. In this capacity, Dr. Waslin tracks and analyzes immigration-related legislation at the national and state levels, advocates on behalf of the Latino community, conducts public education and media outreach, and provides technical assistance and training to community-based organizations.


Afternoon workshop topics: fundraising, civil liberties, and election reform. —Marlys Robertson, Council Chair, LWVUS Board of Directors

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The Student Voter Registration Workshop Saturday, April 2. The rain did not deter an estimated 25 League and non-League member volunteers who received instructions and signed up to register students during April at 89 Senior High Schools. A final report of the registration drive will be provided in the next Issue of the DC Voter. We thank the following volunteers who participated: Madlyn Calbert, Nicole DeCostello, Phoebe Fagan, Ben Griggs, Elinor Hart, Lars Hydle, Royal Kennedy, Barbara Luchs, Vivianne Mozon, Betty Pierce, Sarah Pokempner, Celeste Regan, Jamie Rose, Kathy Schmidt, Linda Scope, Sam Smith, Linda Softli, Constance Tate, Elizabeth Victoreen, Grace Watson, Joan Wilson, Betsy Worth.

New Citizens Registration to Vote following the Naturalization Ceremony held on Tuesday, May 10. Welcoming these new citizens were League members Joan Wilson and Jamie Rose, who also gathered the completed registration forms to give to the Board of Elections and Ethics for processing. The next Naturalization Ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 14. Call Judy Smith at 882-3021 for more information. The Annual DC Public Schools Student Council Elections were held May 24 and 25th at Backus Middle School. In addition to student council members, two Board of Education representatives were also elected. League volunteers who conducted the election were: Minnie Fitzhugh, Vinna Freeman, Frances Gemmill, Elinor Hart, Elaine Melmed, Jamie Rose, Constance Tate, Reggie Yancey.

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2005 Cultural Tours to Better Understand the World and Its People
Brochures are available In the DC League Office

5500 Bucks Bar Road, Placerville, CA 95667
Tel 1-530-621-3007 • Fax 1-530-621-3017
Toll free in U.S.A. 1-800-762-4216
Web site
Be sure to tell them you are a member of the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia.

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Our education committee meeting with Superintendent Clifford Janey of the DC Public Schools, and his chief of staff Peter Parham, left us with firm expectations of improvement in the performance of our public schools. We stayed for nearly two hours.

We the League of Women Voters were assured that we will obtain official school sponsorship and help to expand our ongoing program to register high school seniors to vote.

Academic plans are aiming at high standards, with incremental and identifiable steps. The standards are adapted from the Massachusetts state program. They will be in place next fall for English and mathematics, later for all other subjects. Art and music programs are to be included in all schools, as important learning approaches for students who do not relate to ordinary academic methods. Plans are also being made to include preparation for employability.

It is the goal of this administration to have at least 500 staffers with not only licenses but board certification within five years, and to seek outside funding to help staff seek this training.

Charter schools are being brought into a constructive relationship with the whole; school organization, with teachers and principals being trained and addressed as part of a functioning whole. Sharing of school buildings between charter and "regular" schools is being planned. The expectation is that each model can provide useful lessons for all.

Corporate assistance is being gained. Restocking of thirty-nine public school libraries every year for the next five years is a commitment that the Toyota Corporation has made in connection with a grant of $2.5 million to the program at Ballou high school. It will also upgrade the automobile shop, train DC teachers and offer summer institutes for both students and teachers.

Another grant from Best Buy provides $2500 to each of 100 teachers for technology to improve teaching.
Goals for resolving chronic problems in payroll, accounting, and supply systems are being successfully achieved. By January 2006, payroll systems are expected to be integrated with the citywide system. Eighteen schools have volunteered to initiate use of American Express charge cards for on-line shopping for supplies with promise of delivery in three days.

We learned that efforts are under way to bring the school budget back under the control of the Superintendent. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the school system now reports to the DC Mayor's CFO, rather than to the Superintendent. A memorandum of understanding, modeled on one now in force with the Water and Sewer Authority, would allow this exception to present law.

Further change will be requested to allow mufti-year budget planning. The DC school budget must clear reviews of the DC school board, the DC Council, and the US Congress. By the time budget action is completed, so that information is available for making plans, prospective new hires have seized other opportunities. Without more timely knowledge of the annual budget, annual hiring is severely handicapped.
League members at this meeting included: Frances Gemmill, Elinor Hart, Barbara Luchs, Grace Malakoff, Anna Marsh, Gladys Weaver, and Constance Tate.

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League Study Begins

Have at the ready:

  • A DC library card. Get or replace your card and use it at as many branches as you can.
  • Meet the staff, find out about the activities of the branch (now called "Neighborhood Library").

As you explore the DC libraries, make some notes:

  • What is your first impression of the library?
  • Is the staff at the checkout desk friendly and informed?
  • Are the reference librarians helpful and cordial?
  • Are the hours convenient?
  • Is your library clean and well organized?

During the study, we plan tours of libraries, brown bag seminars, and inviting speakers to unit and general meetings. Enclosed is a pull out list of the libraries sorted by ward for your use. — Kathryn Ray

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Did you know?

The Board of Trustees generally meets the second Wednesday of each month, except August, at 6:00 PM in Room A-5 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Their duties are "To provide for the care and preservation of the DC Library. To determine policy; establish rules, regulation, and set fees; make annual report to the Mayor and council; appoint a director. Members must file a personal financial disclosure statement. The nine members who are DC residents are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Librarian of the Public Library is a non-voting ex-officio member." The public is welcome. The June Board of Library Trustees will meet Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 6:00 pm. at the Woodridge Branch Library at 18th and Rhode Island Avenue, NE.

[Info on DCPL meetings can be found at:]

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WHAT'S HOT? A hot topic is HOT lanes. HOT (high occupancy/toll) lanes are before the Transportation Planning Board. They are "toll facilities on which prices change automatically, based on congestion levels and other factors. As traffic gets heavier, prices typically go up. Variable pricing has become possible ... because technologies permit electronic toll collection and automatic price adjustment." Planning such lanes for existing roadways, instead of constructing additional lanes, is the focus of debate. In Virginia, use of some private funding for new lanes is being proposed for the current long range regional transportation plan.

LONG RANGE PLANNING: Criticism of the Council of Governments forecasts of job and population growth which ignore constraints on the carrying capacity of the region - air, water, housing, transportation - have precipitated a fresh look at the forecasting process. The DC League of Women Voters supported the criticism, contained in a letter from the DC Office of Planning, in its own supporting letters to TPB and COG. 

WALK-TO-WORK FUTURE? The forecasts were released when suddenly the Pentagon announced plans to shift jobs away from Washington area locations. Could this open the way to a walk to work model with Federal support? The TPB Citizens Advisory Committee members are pointing out that many wartime communities built to house Federal work forces (with Federal financial resources) successfully incorporated walking to work as the chief transportation mode. Some of these are today among the most desirable of communities.

Among the plans which projected this walk-to-work model was one by the DC Department of Transportation for Washington, DC in the 1960s. It was summarily replaced by a plan projecting a spiderweb of four to six lane highways throughout the city, although only the Whitehurst and Southeast-Southwest were built.

Meanwhile, the Maryland Department of Transportation has a planning initiative which devotes public resources to making pedestrian access to and around Metro stations a subject of intensive study and innovative thinking. Starting with the Wheaton stop at the intersection of Viers Mill Road and Georgia Avenue, a broad based team has made a start that identifies pedestrian problems, and some amelioration.

AIR QUALITY UPDATE: The American Lung Association's "State of the Air: 2005" report ranked Washington, DC, as among the worst cities In the nation for ozone and particle pollution. For more information see:


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Don't be a Wuss, Ride the Bus!

You can help reduce pollution.
Here is but just one solution!
Paying too high a price for gas?
Why not get you a bus pass?
Not familiar when to Ride?
Metro Trip Planner is your guide!

Sheila Willet

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Metro Trip Planner

Plan your next Metro-rail/-bus trip using Metro Trip Planner.
Call 637-7000 for live help or visit available 24 hrs every day.

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The "comprehensive plan" for the District of Columbia, which is required by the Home Rule Act, is being developed by the Office of Planning for presentation to the DC Council for adoption in June 2006. At this writing, evening meetings directed to the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and open to the public, have been conducted for Wards 1, II and VI in public school buildings. A handful of ANC commissioners attended each meeting, along with a handful of others, and a similar number of Office of Planning employees.

A printed report outlined the provisions of the existing citywide and ward plans; important projects not reflected in the existing plan; important differences between the land uses called or In the existing plan and current zoning provisions; and statistics on the city as a whole and on each ward. Certain descriptive categories were omitted - number of school seats per population, number of clinic spaces per population area, transit service, auto ownership, housing and building code violations, crime incidence, parking places, etc.

Zoning was described as the "implementing tool" for the plans. Residents and commissioners raised questions about the adequacy of the process to deal with excesses of liquor licensing; threats of removal of large numbers of poor tenants through operation of the commercial housing market; rezoning pressures opening the way to disruptive real estate speculation in settled, dense row house and apartment house neighborhoods; and the usefulness of the planning to deal with these crucial issues.

Although zoning was identified clearly as a city tool of choice for implementing plans, simultaneous ongoing city development projects were not cited. — Grace Malakoff

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"Schools & Communities: A National Forum"

Hosted by the Smart Schools, Smart Growth Initiative.

Monday, June 20, 2005, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
George Washington University Marvin Center, Rm 403
800 21st Street, NW (Foggy Bottom Metro)
Registration required: email:
or call Melissa Houghton, 301891-1899.

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      1 6:30pm LWVDC Board Mtg 2 6:30 pm Ward 4 Comprehensive Plan Mtg 3 10:00 am NCA Board Mtg 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LWVUS Council 2005
12 LWVUS Council 2005 13 LWVUS Council 2005 14 9:45 am Soutwest Unit
9:45-11:00am Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremony for New US Citizens
15 9:45 am Upper 16th Unit
7:00pm Capitol hill Unit
6:00pm Brd of Library Trustees
16 No units
6:30 pm Ward 8 Comprehensive Plan Mtg
17 18
19 20 2-4:15 pm Schools & Communities 21 22 23 6:30 pm Ward 3 Comp. Plan Mtg. 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    


          1 2
3 4 Independence Day 5 6 7 8 TBA NCA Board Mtg 9
10 11 12 9:45-11:00am Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremony for New US Citizens
August Voter deadline
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 TBA LWVDC Board 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 August Voter mailed 30

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Note: Hours effective January 3, 2005. Zip Code follows street address.

Ward 1 / School District 1

Mt. Pleasant, 202.671.0200
3160 16th St., NW, 20010 (near Lamont Street) 
Hours: SUN: Closed MON & TUE: 1:00-9:00pm
WED, THU, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: Ramped entrance to basement found next to driveway. Elevator serves all floors.

Ward 2 / School District 1

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 202.727.1111 
901 G St., NW, 20001 (NE comer 9h & G Sts.) 
Hours: SUN: 1:00-5:00pm
MON-THU: 9:30am - 9:00pm
FRI-SAT: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Accessibility: Main entrance on G Street. Elevators serve all floors.

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw, 202.671.0212
1701 8th St., NW 20001 (at Rhode Island Ave.)
Hours: Closed for reconstruction.
Accessibility: An elevator serves all floors.

Georgetown, 202.282.0220 
3260 R St., NW, 20007 (at Wisconsin Ave.) 
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED 1:00-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30a.m-5:30p.m. 
Accessibility: Ramped entrance in rear of branch.

West End, 202.724.8707
1101 24th St., NW, 20037 (at L Street)
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON &.WED: I:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30p.m.-5:30p.m,
Accessibility: All library materials, are on first floor. Meeting rooms on the second floor can be reached by elevator that may be too small for some wheelchairs.

Ward 3 / School District 2

Chevy Chase, 202.282.0021 
5625 Conn. Ave., NW 20015 (nr McKinley St.) 
Hours: SUN: Closed; 
MON &WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30p.m.-5:30p.m. 
Accessibility: The library's main entrance is wheelchair accessible. Elevators serve public levels.

Cleveland Park, 202.282.3080 
3310 Conn. Ave., NW 20008 (at Macomb St.) 
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & TUE: 1:00-9:00pm
WED, THU, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: All library materials housed on main floor. Meetings rooms reached by elevator. Restroom is not wheelchair accessible.

Palisades, 202.282.3139
4901 V St., NW 20007 (at 49th St.)
Hours: SUN: Closed; TUE & THU: 1:00-9:00pm
MON, WED, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm
Accessibility: Front entrance is wheelchair accessible. Elevator serves both floors.

Tenley-Friendship, 202.282.3090 
4450 Wisconsin Av., NW, 20016 (at Albemarle St.) 
Hours: Closed for reconstruction. 
Accessibility: Accessible but not ADA-compliant.

Ward 4 / School District 2

Petworth, 202.541.6300
4200 Kansas Ave., NW 20011 (at Georgia & Upshur )
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30p.m.-5:30p.m.
Accessibility: Ramped entrance and an elevator serving all floors.

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park, 202.541.6100
7420 Georgia Ave., NW, -20012 (at Geranium St.) 
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30p.m.- 5:30p.m. 
Accessibility: Ramp at main entrance and elevator. One parking space reserved for handicapped parking.

Takoma Park, 202.576.7252
416 Cedar Street, NW, 20012 (at 5th Street) 
Hours: SUN: Closed; TUE & THU: 1:00-9:00pm
MON, WED, FRI: & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: Patrons with disabilities may enter the library on the 5th Street, NW side of the building & take the elevator to the main level.

Ward 5 / School District 3

Lamond-Riggs, 202.541.6255
5401 South Dakota Ave., NE 20011 (at Kennedy St.)
Hours: SUN: Closed; TUE & THU: 1:00-9:00pm
MON, WED, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: One space in the parking lot is reserved for the handicapped. A ramp provides access from the lot to the library's entrance. Elevator access to all floors

Woodridge, 202.541.6226
1801 Hamlin St., NE, 20018 (18th St. & Rhode Island Ave.)
Hours SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI & SAT 9:30p.m.- 5:30p.m.
Accessibility: All library materials are located on main floor. Rest rooms and meeting rooms are accessible by elevator.

Ward 6 / School District 3

Northeast, 202.698.3320
330 7th Street, NE, 20002 (at Maryland Ave.) 
Hours, SUN: Closed; MON &WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI, & SAT: 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. 
Accessibility: Ramped entrance, elevator and wide bathroom stalls make the Northeast wheelchair-friendly.

Southeast, 202.698.3377
403 7th Street, SE, 20003 (at D Street)
Hours: SUN: Closed; TUE & THU: 1:00-9:00pm
MON, WED, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm
Accessibility: Ramped entrance on the D Street, SE. Elevator to reading room.

Southwest, 202.724.4752
900 Wesley PI., SW, 20024 (at K Street)
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI, & SAT: 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Accessibility: Elevators serve all floors. Restrooms are not accessible.

Robert L. Christian, 202.724.8599
1300 H St. NE 20002 (at 13th St.) 
Hours: SAT & SUN: Closed
MON - FRI: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: Library is one level without barriers.

Sursum Corda, 202.724.4772
135 New York Avenue, NW 20001 (nr 1st St.) 
Hours: SAT & SUN: Closed
MON - FRI: 9:30am-5:30pm
Accessibility: Ramped entrance and accessible rest room.

Ward 7 / School District 4

Benning, 202.724.4787 3935 Benning Road, NE, 20019 (near Minnesota Ave.) 
Hours: Closed for reconstruction.
Accessibility: Entrance accessible. When coming for meetings, use rear entrance from parking lot. Call in advance to arrange assistance.

Capitol View, 202.645.0755
5001 Central Avenue, SE, 20019 (at 50th St.)
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI, & SAT: 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Accessibility: Accessible entrance and elevator.

ANC 78
Francis A. Gregory, 202.645.4297
3660 Alabama Ave., SE, 20020 (at 37th Street)
Hours: SUN: Closed; MON & WED: 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
TUE, THU, FRI, & SAT: 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Accessibility: Automatic doors. Elevator serves all three levels. Handicapped parking on street only.

Deanwood Kiosk, 202.724.8526
4215 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., NE, 20019 (near Minnesota Ave.)
Hours: SAT & SUN: Closed; 
MON - FRI: 1:30-5:30pm 
Accessibility: Kiosk is one level, but small.

Langston, 202.724.8665 
2600 Benning Road, NE, 20002 (at 26th Street) 
Hours: SAT & SUN: Closed
MON - FRI: 9:30am-5:30pm 
Accessibility: Library is a single level, barrier-free.

Ward 8 / School District 4

Anacostia, 202.698.1190 1800 Good Hope Rd., SE, 20020 (at 18th St.) 
Hours: Closed for reconstruction. 
Accessibility: The Anacostia is a one-level branch with an accessible entrance.

Parklands-Turner, 202.698.1103
1600 Alabama Ave., SE, 20020 (at Stanton Rd.)
Hours: SAT & SUN: Closed
MON - FRI: 9:30am-5:30pm
Accessibility: Ramped entrance and accessible rest room.

Washington Highlands, 202.645.5880
115 Atlantic St., SW, 20032 (nr MLK Ave., & So. Capitol Terrace)
Hours: SUN: Closed; TUE & THU: 1:00-9:00pm
MON, WED, FRI & SAT: 9:30am-5:30pm
Accessibility: Entrance on comer at So. Capitol Terrace.

Weather related closings: Please check with individual libraries before visiting during periods of extreme heat or cold.

All D.C. Public Library locations are scheduled to be closed during federal holidays as well as a Saturday or Sunday preceding a Monday holiday.

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