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New D.C. library to open June 17

(Published June 16, 2003)

The Historical Society of Washington DC will open its new state-of-the-art research library at the City Museum on June 17.

The John Timberlake Reading Room and Kiplinger Family Li-brary will be open to the public without charge.

The library’s collection, which focuses on D.C. history, features more than 14,000 books and pamphlets, 100,000 photographs, 500 manuscripts, 300 maps, 5,000 objects and files of newspaper clippings, Census records and legislative documents. An online catalog of the library’s holdings will be available to assist researchers.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.

The library is located in the City Museum, which opened in May at the old Carnegie Central Library at Mount Vernon Square, Seventh Street and New York Avenue NW.

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