The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

www.dclibrary.org

The great architect of the International style, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed the main branch of the Washington D.C. library and an architectural landmark, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The library has served as a memorial to the slain civil rights leader and contains a large mural by Don Miller on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. that rivals any of the WPA murals of the 1930s. The library often hosts events related to the life of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as special events during Black History Month.

Location and Hours

The library is located on G Street, diagonally across from the National Museum of American Art. It is accessible from Metro stations Gallery Place/Chinatown (Yellow, Green, or Red Line) “Museum” exit and Metro Center (Red, Orange, or Blue Line) “Woodies” exit. Visit on Monday through Thursday, 9:30 A.M. to 9 P.M., Friday and Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., and Sunday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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