by Peggy Robin
Today’s column is short and appetizing. Cleveland Park has a library, and we’ve also got a Chipotle, and if you eat at Chipotle on Tuesday, July 14, it will help the library. (Just don’t take your Chipotle meal into the library, as that won’t help the library.)
Thanks to Jill Bogard, President of Friends of the Cleveland Park Library, for passing along the details of this fundraiser:
Chipotle will donate 50% of their daily proceeds to the DC Public Library (DCPL) on Tuesday, July 14. Just show them [the image on this page] http://dclibrary.org/node/49385 (print it or keep it on your phone) when you make your purchase. Last year the Chipotle Fundraiser resulted in an $8,000 contribution to help fund the many programs that DCPL hosts throughout the year.
I would add one thing about this fundraiser – it certainly seems to me that the money goes to productive use. In all the years that I have been compiling the weekly events column for this listserv, I have repeatedly been struck with admiration at the amazing variety of events put on by the DC Public Library system, at the branch libraries as well as the Martin Luther King, Jr central library. Each week there are far more happenings than I can include in the column, and with very few exceptions, they are free of charge. There are author events, neighborhood meetings, lectures, debates, career seminars, hands-on workshops, story-time and craft activities for kids, plus many unusual and hard-to-categorize events that you would never expect at your local library. (To give just one example: last Thursday at the Chevy Chase branch library there was a marine biologist who brought along live sea creatures for kids to examine.)
The DC Public Library System is one of the things that makes DC a great city, and if by ordering a burrito on Tuesday, we can help to make it even greater…..let’s eat!
Still Life With Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays -- or occasionally on Sunday.