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

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

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

                                                                                                                            

On Thursday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m., 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.

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

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