MLK as a "shelter"

I know this will be controversial, but it must be mentioned: MLK, as anyone who has been there knows, has become a virtual daytime shelter for the homeless. I'm not insensitive to their needs, but virtually every area of the library is taken over by people sleeping at desks, on furniture, on the floor, and it makes the library look and feel like a bus terminal, not a place where parents are comfortable sending their... more »


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Public Entrance, Outdoor Space and Entrance Hall

Maximize foliage, outside, on top, inside, in and out.

Let our public and colleagues reap vital benefits of being alongside the stem and leaf of the many plant neighbors in our area's system (eco). Work with updated urban landscapers. Caseytrees.org may have a list of local contacts to share.


Shape landscape to hold and utilize rain runoff for the plants.


34 votes
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Adult Area and Services

Can we have more RESOURCES and RESEARCH Materials?

Can we have more resources, research materials, and educational/social groups? For example, a legal library, religious library, arts library, DC Architecture, homes, permits, churches, cemeteries library, DC Vital Records online access, Ancestry.com online access, Foundation Center database online access, legal resources center (once a week) staffed by pro-bono attorneys, social services center (IRS/DC, once a week),... more »


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