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Farewell to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Soon, the MLK Jr. Memorial Library will be a construction site. If you should decide to visit the building one last time before it closes on March 4, 2017, for its three-year modernization, don’t miss the Washingtoniana Division’s farewell exhibit. On display in three different locations in the library, the exhibit features selected items from the DCPL Archives collection, such as photographs of the construction process, original architectural blueprints, and the framed ribbon and scissors from the 1972 opening ceremony of the iconic modernist building.

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