Monday, April 5, 2010

Big Week: Openings and Closings

My bad for being MIA. Miss V has just returned from a conference in Toronto, Canada. I loved Toronto, but I'm glad to be home. This week is a big week for openings and closings.

April 5, 2010
Benning Library (3935 Benning Road NE) will be opening.

The new two-story library will be 22,000 square feet and feature:
  • 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs
  • Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children
  • 32 public access computers, free Wi-Fi
  • Large program room for up to 100 people, and two 12-person conference rooms

April 7, 2010
Ray's the Steaks (3905) Dix St NE

UPDATE: The ribbon cutting will be at 3:30 pm.

April 15, 2010
Francis A. Gregory Library will be closing at 5:30 PM. The interim library will open on Monday, May 10th at 2100 36th Pl SE. The interim library will remain open during the construction of the NEW Francis Gregory Library. The new library will be open in Spring 2011.


  1. UPDATE: Ray's ribbon cutting is at 3:30 p.m. due to scheduling changes of the electeds

  2. Whatever happened to the millions of dollars that was donated to the Francis A. Gregory library? Seriously there was a huge donation specifically donated to this library.

  3. My understanding is the funds will be used for the new building.