At least one kitchen should be available for those planning events to store drinks and food prepared elsewhere.
There should be ample space for people to gather before events, for registering and/or enjoying refreshments.
Since this meeting rooms/spaces could possibly house lots of people, there should be plenty of restrooms that are easy to enter and exit without bottlenecking.
Engage local musicians of the past and present - have a dedicated interactive space within Washingtoniana/local history area focused on the rich history of go-go and punk in our communities. There could be digital collections, performance space, listening stations, and even a local online music downloading too like iowa city has!
There should be a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. space to honor the great man that the library is named for, featuring info on his time in DC as well as his life work. We already do some programming for King week but we need to enhance his presence here.
MLK should have a beautiful space for large programs and performances for 250-300 people.