Not sure if you've noticed on the neighborhood listserves, but the Mt. Pleasant public library, at 16th and Lamont has been the scene of a big battle. The library just closed for renovation, and some people are complaining about the renovation plans, saying the new handicap ramp is too long, plus something to do with fire safety, that the ramp will block access to a backyard on Lamont Street.
They're pretty fired up about it too (no pun intended), holding a rally and even occupying the library. All the hubbub seems to be coming from a group called the District Library Dynamos, with long-time activist-of-all-trades Chris Otten doing a lot of the posts to local listserves and such.
To me, it's kind of surprising that people are getting so bent out of shape. It's not like they're closing the library for good, and there will be an interim library opening on Mt. Pleasant Street NW on April 26. People in wheelchairs can still get into the library once it's renovated, and the fire thing seems kind of pointless. But maybe I'm missing something.
Here's a video about protestors occupying the library:
Photo by Mr. T in DC