Document # 9.1
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
January 22, 2014
4. Our Heroes Exhibit at MLKML
The Our Heroes exhibit shared portraits and stories that archive the journey and heroism of individuals fighting against AIDS in Washington, D.C. The complete collection includes 205 black and white photos of individuals, places, events and organizations who have made an impact against AIDS in D.C. over the past 32 years. This exhibit is the largest of its kind in the United States. The collection was donated to the DC Public Library as a gift from Our Heroes lead organizer Wallace Corbett.
Maria Esher and David Gillette, staff of the MLK Library, read along at the Moby Dick Marathon in New Bedford Connecticut
3. Moby Dick Marathon
On Saturday, January 4th several staff of the DC Public Library joined hundreds for the 18th annual Moby
Dick Marathon. The Moby
Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world’s best known readathon of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. Readers included professors, fishermen, school teachers, students, congressmen, mayors, city councilors,
journalists, physicians, clergy, and other lovers of Melville and Moby
Woodridge Volunteer Receives Mayor’s Service Award
5. Woodridge Volunteer Wins Award
In December, Mayor Gray and Serve DC held the Annual Mayor’s Community Service Awards. This annual event showcases District residents who have made a significant, positive impact in their community through volunteerism and service. This year Jocelyn Coleman, a dedicated Woodridge Library volunteer, received a Service Star award from the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism. Jocelyn volunteers in many ways including creating displays, programs, and many activities completed by library associates.
6. The Momentum Awards
Each year the Momentum Awards, given by the Downtown DC BID, recognizes outstanding achievement in Downtown DC. This year the Digital Commons at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was honored for making the Downtown experience vibrant, inviting and smart by providing a state
art incubator space and innovative technologies for the public. The award ceremony took place at the Carnegie Library’s Literary Hall.