Washington, DC Chapter


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Free Minds Write Night

Free_Minds_logoThe Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop - recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post for its phenomenal work with incarcerated young adults - uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

Join DC SLA members at a Free Minds monthly Write Night, where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Reentry Support members home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers!

When: April 21, from 6-8 pm

Where: Funger Hall at George Washington University, Room FNGR 108, 2121 I St NW, WDC, 20052.

Check out the Washington Post article here: How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail

Price: Free Event

Date: April 21, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Computers In Libraries conference

Libraries are all about communities, about bringing people and resources together for learning, growing and entertainment; synching up for success!  Computers in Libraries 2015 continues a long tradition of looking at emerging technologies, hearing from bleeding edge practitioners, and sharing case studies of innovative libraries, and insights from information industry leaders and watchers. Programming is practical so participants can apply what they learn at the conference directly within their communities.

SLA is a learning partner for this exciting conference.  Join CiL this April in DC and celebrate 30 years of library success!

To find out more, go to: http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2015/

Price: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2015

Library Leaders Summit: Making An Impact & Proving Value

The 2015 Library Leaders Summit is an interactive, intimate experience for senior managers and leaders.  This 2-day summit allows library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect and network with colleagues.

The theme of this year’s summit is Making an Impact & Proving Value.  Assessing and communicating value continue to be challenging for all library leaders and decision makers. Traditional input and output performance measures no longer provide sufficient understanding, if they ever did, of how to determine and communicate the value of our libraries to the funding stakeholders in our communities, campuses, corporations, and governments.

This year's Summit will be held at the Washington Hilton.  For more information, and to register, see: http://www.librarysummit.com/DC2015/

SLA is a learning partner for this event.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 27, 2015

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club to discuss David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.

The discussion will take place Wed., April 29 at Zorba's near the Dupont Circle metro on the red line.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 29, 2015

Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

TED Talks Curated by DC/SLA Past Presidents

Join DC/SLA for information gleaned via TED Talks selected by DC/SLA Past Presidents.  Lots of valuable insights, time for thoughtful questions.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30

Program from 6:30 p.m.

Location: Venable LLP’s 6th floor  location, 575 7th  St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

(Rosa Mexicana is on ground floor of this building)

METRO:  Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red, Yellow & Green Lines

Price: $10.00

Date: May 5, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

BIF Tour of Martin Luther King Library

Join BIF (Business Information Finders) and other members of the library community on Monday, May 18, for a tour of the Martin Luther King Public Library, including: a review of databases related to business and entrepreneurship, and a demonstration of 3D printing.

We will gather at 9:45 am at the Library entrance.  The tour will last about 1 hour.

Up to 20 registrations will be accepted.  Please register by e-mailing peggy.braly@exim.gov by May 8, 2015


Martin Luther King Public Library

901 G St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Across the street from Gallery Place / Chinatown subway station.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 18, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC
20001 Map and Directions

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St. NW
Map and Directions