Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library will close on Saturday, Mar 4. at 5:30 p.m for modernization: http://www.dclibrary.org/mlkfuture
Global Babies

Kids Around the World

Bonjour! Shalom! Jambo! Ni hao!

Plant the seeds of cultural awareness from the youngest ages with a board book, and keep nurturing them through late elementary with books that introduce kids to different religions, foods, and

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DC Public Library Visits the Gamer Family Festival

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Librarians Cameron and Kim visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Gamer Family Festival, a whole day inspired by games in the museum’s collection. Not to be out done by event partners

Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra

Eighth-Grade Math Novels?

Books that make math fun for middle-schoolers

The library got a request this morning via Twitter: We've gotta admit this is a slightly unusual -- and incredibly specific request. But our amazing Library staff are up to the task! Here's what awesome Children's Librarian Annie Lyon came up with:

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Looking to take your art to the next level?

Join us for an Editorial Cartooning Workshop

You might have seen them online or even in the newspaper: editorial cartoons or political cartoons (as they are sometimes called) are illustrations or comics containing a political or social message that usually relates to current events or personalities. Cartoonists even use specific devises to get their message across.

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Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. In Auditorium A-5

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! Aug. 4 While We're Young Dramedy about a middle-aged couple whose lives are turned around when they meet a much younger couple. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star. Directed by Noah Baumbach. 97 minutes. 2015. R. Aug. 11  Dark Victory Classic tearjerker with the great Bette Davis as a wealthy woman with cancer. Also starring George Brent and Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Edmund Goulding.  106 minutes. 1939. NR  Aug. 18 

The Joy of Vegan Baking

Vegan Cookbooks for Everyone

Recipes for vegans, carnivores and everyone in between!

Calling all fruit and veggie lovers! These are the cookbooks for you. Whether you’re vegan or not, the cookbooks listed below are full of delicious, healthful recipes that are waiting for you to try out. If you’re new to being vegan, the books below will be a great way to start.

Chip Py

Chip Py: Go-Go Photographer

Chronicler of Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown's last year!

Please join us Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center as we launch our celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a presentation by photographer Chip Py. Py has been shooting the D.C. music scene for the past 10 years and most recently had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown in his last year.

Pencils and Paper

Art Attack at National Portrait Gallery

Art Attacks

Teens! Come to our Art Attacks on Thursday, August 20 and Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.! On August 20, we will go to the exhibit "The Struggle for Justice" at the National Portrait Gallery and sketch any one of the following three portrauts: Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks or Thurgood Marshall. We will also sketch either Mary Terrell or Russell Means. On August 27, we will meet back in the Teen Space at MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits. We look forward to seeing you at our event! 

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"If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go"

by Judy Chicurel

A nostalgic look back on the summer of 1972. Much like that tumultuous time, this summer is full of tragedy, missed opportunity, lost love and relinquished innocence -- all with a feeling of anticipation for what is next.Katie's story mimics that of her small town of Elephant Beach. Once a vibrant town, it has become forlorn and stuck in a time that no longer exists. Katie longs to keep her idealized notions about home and love, but the changing culture around her keeps her on the outside looking in. 

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Celebrating Washington's Neighborhoods

Our City Film Festival encore

Did you miss the Our City Festival this year?  You can still see an encore of three of the best indie shorts that local filmmakers have to offer. Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. for the following powerful and reflective documentary films:    Chinatown (2013, 28 mins)Yi Chen

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