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[http://www.wmata.com/ Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority] - Includes a Trip Planner. Type in your departure and arrival addresses and WMATA will tell you the best way to get there using buses or metro. [http://www.wmata.com/ Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority] - Includes a Trip Planner. Type in your departure and arrival addresses and WMATA will tell you the best way to get there using buses or metro.
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 +Also try [http://www.hopstop.com/ hopstop] for finding directions and public transportation alternatives.
===Free wireless hotspots=== ===Free wireless hotspots===
 +*Breakwell's Coffee and Tea - 900 M Street NW (Directly across from the Convention Center)
*[http://www.busboysandpoets.com/ Busboys & Poets] - 2021 14th Street NW *[http://www.busboysandpoets.com/ Busboys & Poets] - 2021 14th Street NW
*[http://www.dupontwireless.com/faq.htm Dupont Circle Hotzone] - Dupont Circle itself (ie, the park area in the middle of the traffic circle) *[http://www.dupontwireless.com/faq.htm Dupont Circle Hotzone] - Dupont Circle itself (ie, the park area in the middle of the traffic circle)
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*[http://www.openpark.net/access.html Pershing Park Hotzone] - 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW *[http://www.openpark.net/access.html Pershing Park Hotzone] - 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
*[http://www.politics-prose.com/ Politics & Prose] - 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW *[http://www.politics-prose.com/ Politics & Prose] - 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
 +*[http://www.provisionslibrary.org/ Provisions Library] 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW
*Soho Tea & Coffee - 2150 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 *Soho Tea & Coffee - 2150 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
*Steam Cafe - 1700 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 *Steam Cafe - 1700 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
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===Coffee (no Starbucks please!!)=== ===Coffee (no Starbucks please!!)===
 +*Breakwell's Coffee and Tea - 900 M St, NW (Directly across the street from the Convention Center)
*Java House - 1645 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 *Java House - 1645 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
*[http://mochahut.com/ Mocha Hut] - 1301 U St. NW *[http://mochahut.com/ Mocha Hut] - 1301 U St. NW
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==Libraries== ==Libraries==
 +*[http://www.dclibrary.org DC Public Libraries] - MLK Branch (Central Library) - 901 G Street NW
 +*[http://www.loc.gov Library of Congress] - 101 Independence Ave, SE
*[http://www.provisionslibrary.org/ Provisions Library]: Resources for Arts and Social Change - 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW *[http://www.provisionslibrary.org/ Provisions Library]: Resources for Arts and Social Change - 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW
==Bookstores and Infoshops== ==Bookstores and Infoshops==
 +*[http://www.dcinfoshop.org/ Brian MacKenzie Infoshop] - 1426 9th Street NW
*[http://www.busboysandpoets.com/books.htm Busboys and Poets Books] - 2021 14th St NW *[http://www.busboysandpoets.com/books.htm Busboys and Poets Books] - 2021 14th St NW
-*[http://www.candidasworldofbooks.com/ Candida's World of Books] - 1541 14th St NW+*[http://www.candidasworldofbooks.com/ Candida's World of Books] - 1541 14th St NW - Travel Books
*[http://www.chaptersliterary.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp Chapters: A Literary Bookstore] - 445 11th St NW *[http://www.chaptersliterary.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp Chapters: A Literary Bookstore] - 445 11th St NW
 +*Franz Bader Bookstore - 1911 I St. NW - Art & Architecture Books
*[http://www.abebooks.com/home/idletime/ Idle Time Books] - 2467 18th St NW *[http://www.abebooks.com/home/idletime/ Idle Time Books] - 2467 18th St NW
*[http://www.kramers.com/ Kramerbooks] - 1517 Connecticut Ave NW *[http://www.kramers.com/ Kramerbooks] - 1517 Connecticut Ave NW
-*[http://www.lambdarising.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp Lambda Rising] - 1625 Connecticut Ave NW+*[http://www.lambdarising.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp Lambda Rising] - 1625 Connecticut Ave NW - LGBT Books
*[http://www.politics-prose.com/ Politics and Prose] - 5015 Connecticut Ave NW *[http://www.politics-prose.com/ Politics and Prose] - 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
*[http://www.secondstorybooks.com/ Second Story Books] - 2000 P St NW *[http://www.secondstorybooks.com/ Second Story Books] - 2000 P St NW
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-*[http://www.dcinfoshop.org/ Brian MacKenzie Infoshop] - 1426 9th Street NW 
==Things to see and do== ==Things to see and do==
===Museums=== ===Museums===
 +*[http://www.afroamcivilwar.org/ African American Civil War Museum] - 1200 U St NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://beadmuseumdc.org/ Bead Museum] - 400 7th St NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.corcoran.org/ Corcoran Gallery of Art] - 500 17th Street, NW, $8
 +*[http://www.asia.si.edu/ Freer & Sakler Galleries] - National Mall at 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/ Hillwood Museum and Gardens] - 4155 Linnean Ave NW, $12
 +*[http://hirshhorn.si.edu/ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden] - National Mall at 7th St and Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.spymuseum.org/index.asp International Spy Museum] - 800 F St NW, $16
 +*[http://www.nbm.org/ National Building Museum] - 401 F St NW, $5 Suggested Donation
 +*[http://www.nga.gov/ National Gallery of Art] - National Mall at 4th St and Constitution Ave NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nmafa.si.edu/index2.html National Museum of African Art] - National Mall at 950 Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nmai.si.edu/ National Museum of the American Indian] - National Mall at 4th St and Independence Av SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nmwa.org/ National Museum of Women in the Arts] - 1250 New York Ave NW, $8
 +*[http://www.npg.si.edu/ National Portrait Gallery] - 8th and F Sts NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://postalmuseum.si.edu/ National Postal Museum] - 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.phillipscollection.org/ Phillips Collection] - 1600 21st St NW, Admission Varies by Exhibition (Currently $12)
 +*[http://americanart.si.edu/renwick/index.cfm Renwick Gallery] - 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm Smithsonian American Art Museum] - 8th and F Sts NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nasm.si.edu/ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum] - National Mall at 4th St and Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History] - National Mall at 10th St and Constitution Ave NW, Free Admission
*[http://www.textilemuseum.org/ Textile Museum] - 2320 S St NW, Free Admission *[http://www.textilemuseum.org/ Textile Museum] - 2320 S St NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.ushmm.org/ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum] - 14th St between Independence Ave and C St SW, Admission is free but timed entry passes are required. These can be acquired at the museum the morning of, or in advance at Tickets.com, where you will have to pay the $1.75 service fee.
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We're starting the travel page for ALA Annual 2007 in Washington DC. Below is a rough skeleton of a document. Feel free to add sections.


Contents

Travel/Getting around DC/Logistics

ALA Conference site

Maps

Google Maps

Public transportation

StationMasters Online - A guide to Metrorail station neighborhoods.

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority - Includes a Trip Planner. Type in your departure and arrival addresses and WMATA will tell you the best way to get there using buses or metro.

Also try hopstop for finding directions and public transportation alternatives.

Free wireless hotspots

Hotels

American Youth Hostel International - 1009 11th Street NW. $32/night ($3 discount if you are a member). Dormitory style hostel. Wheelchair-accessible. Breakfast included.

International Guest House - 1441 Kennedy St NW. $30/night. Mennonite-run. No private rooms/baths. Must be able to use stairs. Breakfast included.

William Penn House - 515 East Capitol St. SE. $40/night. Quaker-run. No private rooms/baths. Must be able to use stairs. Breakfast included.

Restaurants


Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants

Coffee (no Starbucks please!!)

  • Breakwell's Coffee and Tea - 900 M St, NW (Directly across the street from the Convention Center)
  • Java House - 1645 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Mocha Hut - 1301 U St. NW
  • Murky Coffee - 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Soho Tea & Coffee - 2150 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Sparky's Cafe - 1720 14th Street, NW
  • Steam Cafe - 1700 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Libraries

Bookstores and Infoshops

Things to see and do

Museums


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