DC Public Library: Public Program Proposal
Programming at DCPL is designed to engage the community in informational, cultural, and educational forums and opportunities that transform perspectives and empower lifelong learning. The DC Public Library welcomes program suggestions; more details about the programming and the program submission process are available at:
Please note that the library schedules programs a minimum of three months prior to the event date. We will review all proposals and contact you if we are able to accommodate your proposed program.
The DC Public Library requires that organizers obtain general liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 and name the District of Columbia and the DC Public Library as an additional insured for all events that include physical activity such as yoga, zumba, tai chi, dance classes / rehearsals, etc. The Library reserves the right to require insurance for other activities deemed a risk by the agency. Insurance requirements are subject to change at any time.
Alignment with DCPL Strategic Priorities
Please identify which of the Library's strategic priority area that your proposed program most closely aligns with. You can read more about the strategic plan at
Reading: support new readers and cultivate a love of reading
Digital Citizenship: prepare residents for life online
Strong Communities: ensure neighborhood libraries are vital centers of community learning and civic engagement
Local History & Culture: foster understanding and appreciation of what makes DC unique
Type of program
Arts & crafts
Authors / books / literary
Business / career / jobs
Classes / workshops
Computers / technology
Dance / music / theater
Entertainment / recreation
Holidays / seasonal
Title of program
Description of program
Please include a brief description of the purpose AND content of the program.
What supplies, equipment, and/or staff support would be needed, if any?
What technology and / or audio-visual support would you need, if any?
Select all that apply.
Computer projection (PowerPoint, web access, etc.)
Computers for program participants
Costs, if any (professional fee, material costs, travel costs).
Have you previously presented a program at DCPL?
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