D.C. public schools are closed today for a professional development day.
The District's public libraries are also closed today for staff development. A library spokesman says the timing is a coincidence.
He says libraries were closed last year on the first Friday of December.
If you're needing your library fix, try digital downloads. DC libraries allow cardholders to download materials such as e-books, audiobooks and music -- and you get to keep the music!
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Published at 7:03 AM EST on Dec 2, 2011