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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Renovations at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Removal of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Mural will Mark Beginning of the $208 Million Project

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, June 8, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will highlight the removal of the 56-by-7 feet oil painting at Martin Luther King, Jr., (MLK) Memorial Library. The removal will mark the start of the $208 million modernization project that is scheduled to reopen in 2020. Once completed, the library will include a café, patio, rooftop, terrace auditorium, and a conference center. In 2015, Mayor Bowser accelerated the funding to renovate the central library in her Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 8, at 11 am

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember David Grosso, At-Large
Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library
Anthony Williams, Vice-President, DC Public Library Foundation

WHERE:

Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Gallery Place – Chinatown Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).