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Woodridge Interim Library opens on January 13 as D.C. prepares to honor Dr. King

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The Woodridge Interim Library opens Monday, January 13, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. The Woodridge Interim Library is located at 1790 Douglas Street, NE. The 4,200 square foot modular unit will have 24 public computers and 15,000 books and other library materials.

Until the interim library opens, customers may pick up holds from the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library which is located on 1630 7th Street, NW, near the Shaw/Howard University Metro Station. The Woodridge Interim Library will have an open house celebration on Saturday, January 25, 2014 to give District of Columbia residents an opportunity to see the library and meet with library staff.

The library will have a digital download clinic for the open house as well as online database demonstrations. There will also be door prizes and other activities. The interim library will remain open while the new library is under construction. The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015.

The main branch of the District of Columbia Public Libraries is located across the street from the Gallery Place Metro Station. There will be a series of events and book displays at all DC Public Libraries in honor of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King.

On Sunday January 12, 2014, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will have a program listed as the King Week Project: “Let’s Promote Peace” Mural at 1:00 p.m. The event is recommended for children ages 4-12. The Lamond-Riggs Library will have a program called “Honoring Dr. King” on January 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.

The Petworth Library will feature the “Dream Big Like Me” Video Contest Prep on Wednesday January 22, 2014, at 4 p.m. The Petworth Library is located on 4200 Kansas Avenue, NW, near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Kansas Avenue, NW. The Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station is within walking distance from the library.

Examiner.com will report on more community programs to honor Dr. King in the weeks ahead. The great birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., is January 15, 1929.

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