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Music practice rooms or rehearsal rooms

I think a wonderful addition to the library would be rooms for music practice or rehearsal for small community music groups or individuals to practice music. The library could even house donated pianos and have inexpensive instruments available to loan for use in the rooms like ukuleles. DC lacks community music practice rooms/rehearsal space. Of course, the rooms would need to have thicker walls with soundproofing. I've ...more »

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relocation of homeless people

I don't see any planning to help the very large problem which taxpaying visitors have at the MLK branch.

 

The building and its environs are used as a lounge, washroom, and urinal by citizens who have nowhere else to go.

 

They ought to be helped to find a social services venue so that we who pay for the library services (books and periodicals are more important than cafes and theatres) are free to use them.

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Expand the EXISTING Readings for the Blind and Adaptive Office

Nowhere in the plans is there any mention to expand two of the most important things at MLK. One is the recording studio where material for BLIND children and adults is recorded and sent along with playback equipment. And Two, the Assistiive (Adaptive) Office where a very dedicated staff helps those with disabilities. Americans are getting older. Books on tape are becoming much more popular and necessary, Eyesight aids ...more »

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