Document # 8.1
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
September 25, 2013
5. Ford’s Theatre Society and DC Public Library Awarded IMLS Grant
The Ford’s Theatre Society and DC Public Library were awarded an IMLS Grant to fund an effort to digitizeevidence of local responses to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the end of the CivilWar. The Ford’s Theatre Society will invite the general public to submit evidence through an Internetinterface. The digital collection of the artifacts will be made available through an online exhibition. The goalof the project is to connect visitors with digital artifacts from their own state or hometown historicalsocieties and libraries while building the capacity for future partnerships.
4. Beat Club
Beat Club is a digital music workshopthat introduces elementary, middle, andhigh school students to electronic music.Students utilize laptops, synthesizersand other technologies to create beats,melodies, and harmonies. They thenwrite song lyrics to pair with their tracks. After the programs the students are ableto go online and download the tracks asan mp3 to their computers and their mobile devices for free to listen to and toshare with their friends.
Learning how to use a synthesizer at Beat Club
6. Banned Books Week
DC Public Library is celebrating thefreedom to read during Banned BooksWeek which takes place from September 22
wide programs include aFreedom to Read discussion panel,oratory workshops with Ford’s Theatre,Trivia Nights, and more. In addition theDC Roller Girls are handing out limitededition trading cards every day of BannedBook Week. The Roller Girls will be at theMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Libraryon Sunday, September 29 to sign cards.
DC Roller Girls at Georgetown Neighborhood Library
7. March on Washington 50th Anniversary
DC Public Library hosted a series of lectures, concerts, films, exhibits, and discussions to commemorate the50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Program highlights included a panel discussion with four activists who marched on Washington in 1963 with Dr. King, a lecture from Dr. Paul Farber in partnershipwith the Goethe
This Is The Day
, and a photo and informational exhibit created by theWashingtoniana Division at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.