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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
(202) 727-0321 http://www.dclibrary.org/mlk

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (MLKML) is the central facility of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the 400,000 square foot (37,000 m²) steel, brick, and glass structure, and it is a rare example of modern architecture in Washington, D.C.

On June 28, 2007 the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Review Board designated this building a historic landmark. The designation, which applies to the exterior as well as interior spaces, seeks to preserve Mies’ original design while allowing the library necessary flexibility to operate as a contemporary library facility. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Named in honor of the American civil rights leader, the building’s lobby includes a large mural of Martin Luther King, Jr. by artist Don Miller.

Prior to 1972, Washington’s central library was a 1903 Andrew Carnegie-funded building located in Mount Vernon Square. That building was used by the University of the District of Columbia, and is currently occupied by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

January 2017

New Triathlete Program – Informational Meeting

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Did you just join the Club and want to prepare for your first triathlon? Do you have any friends who are interested in doing their first triathlon? Does anyone in your family want to join you instead of being the sherpa? The Club will be hosting an information session prior to registration for anyone who wants to learn more about participating in an organized program to help prepare those who are new to the sport of triathlon.

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