Wednesday, July 11, 2012

3rd Place?

In urban planning speak we use the term "3rd place" to symbolize a place where people come together and socialized.  The 1st and 2nd place are usually home and work, respectively. The fancy new Francis A Gregory Library has the potential to be a 3rd place.

Ms V spent an entire day in the library working.  I moved around every few hours for a change of scenery. Some "young at hearts" where chatting it up in the small meeting room.  The youth were on their computers listening to music and reading up on the latest "thing" on the internet.  Some people were curled up in a chair reading a book. An older gentleman was reading his paper.

CM Jack Evans has introduced legislation to extend library hours to 9:00 am - 9:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:30PM Friday-Saturday, and noon-5:00PM on Sunday.   I like the idea of extended hours.  There have been times when I want to go to the library after work to grab a book and read or continue working, but it was closed.  It also gives the young people something to do and a place to study after school.

I think this is vital to our city and our community.  Please email, call, text, tweet the Council and let them know your thoughts. http://dccouncil.us/council


Phil Mendleson - Chairman
Suite: 402
Tel:  (202) 724-8064  
Fax: (202) 724-8099


Michael A. Brown - Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 406
Tel:  (202) 724-8105
Fax: (202) 724-8071
Twitter: @CMMichaelABrown


David A. Catania - Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 404
Tel:   (202) 724-7772   
Fax: (202) 724-8087
Twitter: @CataniaPress (not run by the CM)

Vincent Orange - Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 107
Tel: (202) 724-8174
Fax: (202) 724-8210

Jim Graham - Councilmember (Ward 1)
Suite: 105
Tel:    (202) 724-8181   
Fax: (202) 724-8109

Jack Evans - Councilmember (Ward 2)
Suite: 106
Tel:    (202) 724-8058   
Fax: (202) 727-8023
Twitter: @JackEvansWard2

Mary M. Cheh - Councilmember (Ward 3)
Suite: 108
Tel:    (202) 724-8062   
Fax: (202) 724-8118
Twitter: @MaryCheh

Muriel Bowser - Councilmember - (Ward 4)
Suite: 110
Tel:    (202) 724-8052   
Fax: (202) 741-0908
Twitter: @MurielBowser

Kenyan McDuffie - Councilmember (Ward 5)
Suite: 4120
Tel:    (202) 724-8028   
Fax: (202) 724-8076
Twitter: @CM_McDuffie

Tommy Wells - Councilmember (Ward 6)
Suite: 408
Tel:    (202) 724-8072   
Fax: (202) 724-8054
Twitter: @TommyWells

Yvette M. Alexander - Councilmember (Ward 7)
Suite: 400
Tel:    (202) 724-8068   
Fax: (202) 741-0911
Twitter: @CMYMA

Marion Barry - Councilmember (Ward 8)
Suite: 102
Tel: (202) 724-8045  
Fax: (202) 724-8055



Here is the press release.  I'll deal with PEPCO on another day *side-eye*.
Pepco Libraries

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