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Matthew B. Gilmore

Whither Washingtoniana? MLK Library Design Update City-wide community meetings

This from the DC Public Library:

“The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 901 G St. NW, will have a major modernization to meet the current and future needs of D.C. residents. The building, designed by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was designated an historic landmark in 2007.

Proposed Design | Regulatory Review | Library Building Program
Interim Library | Community Engagement
Architect Selection | Project Background

The $208 million modernization is lead by the world-reknown design team of Martinez + Johnson Architecture and Mecanoo. The library is scheduled to close for modernization in 2017 and will re-open in 2020.

The Library will host a Community Meeting, 

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at MLK Library.

  • Come see the latest designs
  • Learn about the project timeline and plans for library services during construction


DC Public Library is hosting a series of community meetings around the city to share the latest information about the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

  • See the latest designs
  • Hear about the project timeline
  • Learn about city-wide library services during construction

Wednesday, Nov. 9
6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW

Monday, Nov. 14
7 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th Street NW

Wednesday, Nov. 30
7 p.m.
Southwest Library
900 Wesley Place SE

Thursday, Dec. 1
7 p.m.
Shepherd Park Library
7420 Georgia Avenue NW

Monday, Dec. 5
6:30 p.m.
Woodridge Library
1801 Hamlin Street NW

Tuesday, Dec. 13
7 p.m.
Tenley-Friendship Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Thursday, Dec. 15
6:30 p.m.
Anacostia Library
1800 Good Hope Road SE”

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This entry was posted on October 9, 2016 by in DC Public Library, Washingtoniana.
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