Sanctuary of Mind: The Public Library and Homelessness Conference

  • 26 Jun 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Carnegie Institution for Science - 1530 P Street, NW

Sanctuary of Mind: The Public Library and Homelessness Conference


Thursday, June 26

9am to 12 noon


The Carnegie Institution for Science

1530 P Street, NW

(three blocks east of Dupont Circle Metro Q Street south, red line)

Free and open to the public.

Reservation required.
info@mlklibraryfriends.org


Homelessness is an issue of society at large, but it has a disproportionate impact on public libraries. The MLK Library Friends a group of library volunteers and advocates – will host a conference to examine creative solutions to the dilemmas posed for the city’s central library by homelessness in the District of Columbia. Civic, religious, non-profit and District agency leaders will discuss their challenges and aspirations, ranging from how feeding programs have turned to literature for a second course, to how the library can provide the “home” in homework for homeless children. The program will also be informed by on-the-ground perspectives of DC Public Library professionals, as well as ideas from other library systems. The session is being convened in conjunction with planning for renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.


Click here for the agenda.


Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.


Dupont Circle Citizens Association | 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC 20036

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