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Big Changes Coming for MLK Library

Nov 29, 2016 09:47AM
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.’s central library, will undergo a complete modernization in the coming months. The new flagship library will house a spectacular new, vibrant and transparent entryway; sculptured monumental stairs; large auditorium and conference center; creative spaces for fabrication, music production and art creation; ground level café with patio; double-height reading room; newly designed special collections space for researchers and research enthusiasts and a roof top event space with terrace.

The $208 million rehabilitation, once complete, will become the center of activity for the already vibrant Chinatown area. According to the D.C. library’s website, the library will close sometime in the spring of 2017 with construction to start in the summer. The new library is scheduled to open in 2020. In the meantime, there are a lot of other amazing libraries in the District. Visit for a full list of locations and learn about the events taking place at each one.


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