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Community Garden on Roof

According to the renderings they are already planning to make the roof top a green space. What if they make it a vegetable, herb and fruit garden? Perhaps they could even include some beehives. Perhaps this garden could be a partnership project with a local homeless shelter. Maybe we could pay some interested people at the shelters to tend the garden. The harvests could be donated to the shelter to help provide more ...more »

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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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Law Library

The District has no legal resources for Pro Se Civil Litigants. The are free legal resources at the Superior Court (Family and Criminal), Probate, Small Claims and Land Lord Tenant but none for Civil cases filed Pro Se or without a lawyer. The Superior Court has a legal library but it is not financial supported and therefore, has outdated materials. MLK use to have extensive and updated legal resources and a legal librarian. ...more »

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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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