Dewey Decibel Podcast: Insider’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

Episode 39 looks at things to do during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

June 14, 2019

Dewey Decibel podcast: Insider's Guide to Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, June 20, Washington, D.C., will become the capital of Libraryland as thousands of librarians, library workers, students, scholars, and vendors descend upon the district for the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

In Episode 39, Dewey Decibel explores where to eat and see live music during Annual. First, American Libraries Managing Editor Terra Dankowski speaks with Meredith Pratt, author of Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2020 and the Annual Conference dining guide featured in American Libraries’ June issue, about the best places to dine in the district. Next, American Libraries Senior Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with Maggie Gilmore, librarian at D.C. Public Library (DCPL), and Bobbie Dougherty, manager of DCPL’s Northwest One branch, about DCPL’s Punk Archive and their favorite places to see live music.

For more must-see events and speakers at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, check out the conference preview in American Libraries’ June issue.

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The American Library Association's 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Washington, D.C., June 20–25. Photo: ©Tono Balaguer/Adobe Stock

2019 Annual Conference Preview

Washington, D.C. | June 20–25, 2019

Ben’s Chili Bowl. Photo:

A Culinary Capital

Dining in D.C. during Annual Conference