From a DCPL press release:
Forty years after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opened its doors, the DC Public Library explores what’s possible for the historic building and what makes a spectacular central library. District residents are encouraged to join in the discussion at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Board of Library Trustees at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, 6 p.m. Nationally recognized architects and library experts will present ideas to board members and residents.
The MLK Library is an architecturally known van der Rohe building in downtown DC and the central library for the DC Public Library system. It also happens to be where we borrow many of the books we read, the CDs we listen to, and the DVDs we watch. In the fall of 2011, we participated in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) study through being interviewed by the ULI panel to look at possible ways the building can be used more efficiently for the community at large. (The study is available here.) The ULI study came out in the spring of 2012 and since then the DC Library has commissioned the Freelon Group to come up with concrete possibilities for implementation based on the study’s recommendations. Now the community gets to see and hear those possibilities.
Furthermore, from the same DCPL press release,
In the days following the Library board meeting, the District of Columbia City Council’s Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation will hold a public roundtable. The roundtable hearing will be held on 11 a.m. Sept. 27 on the fifth floor of the John A. Wilson Building.
If you wish to listen, react, and provide feedback on this key project’s moving forward, now is the time to mark your calendars. We’ll see you at the meetings!