March Membership and Community Meeting

Local Responses to Climate Change

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
6:30 PM – CPCA Business Meeting
7:00 PM – Community Meeting
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 1st floor meeting room

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our future. While it requires international cooperation and national action, there is also much that can be done locally. Come and join four experts to talk about what can we do as individuals, families, with our community and in our city.

Speakers:
– Tommy Wells, Acting Director District Dept. of the Environment (DDOE)
– Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network
– Gwen Wright, CPHS Board member and Planning Director for Montgomery County
– John Macgregor, Chair, DC Climate Action and retired World Bank economist/planner

February Membership and Community Meeting

Cleveland Park Library

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
6:30 PM – CPCA Business Meeting
7:00 PM – Community Meeting
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 1st floor meeting room

Speakers:
– Phil Eagleburger, Cleveland Park resident and architect
– Vincent Morris, President of the Friends of Northeast Library
– Jeff Bonvecchio, Executive Director of Capital Projects, DC Public Library
– Martha Sacoccio, Community Liaison, DC Public Library

February Letter from the President

The February Letter from the President is now available. Click here to read the letter.

Planning for New Cleveland Park Library

The Cleveland Park Library is slated to be rebuilt beginning in the Fall of 2015 with a budget of $18.6M. Construction is anticipated to take three years. Specifics about an interim library have not yet been determined.

DC Public Library has completed pre-design analysis and has issued a Request for Proposal to select a contractor. A panel to choose the architect will include members of the Cleveland Park Community.

Cleveland Park residents and library users are invited to participate in the planning process. Two public meetings are currently scheduled:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 1:00 PM
Hosted by Friends of the Cleveland Park Library, this meeting will feature presentations by DCPL’s new executive director, Richard Reyes-Gavilan, and Jeff Bonvecchio, Director of Capital Projects Facilities Management.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 at 7:00 PM
Cleveland Park Citizens Association’s monthly membership meeting will feature a discussion of plans for the library.

Both meetings will be held in the first floor meeting room of the library.

DCPL’s Building Cost Benefit Assessment is at: http://dclibrary.org/sites/default/files/14_10_10_Cleveland%20Park%20Library%20Study_Exec%20Sum%20revision%20.pdf#overlay-context=node/40769