Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: http://www.dclibrary.org/mlkfuture. Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please refer to http://www.dclibrary.org/roadtomlkfuture for more information on interim services.
NotThatKindOfGirl

Read This NOT That!

Episode 6: Female Comedians

This episode is LONG overdue. Sorry for the delay!

book cover for Flights, Chimes, and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne

Complete in One Volume

Outstanding stand-alone fantasies for tweens and their adults

It all started with the Chronicles of Narnia. Or maybe it started with the 12 Wonderful Wizard of Oz sequels that L. Frank Baum wrote to meet the immense popular demand for more Oz stories.

June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Celebration of June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Place of Rage: Documentary film

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage. This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker. We'll meet in Room 316.

Archival Image of the Gay Liberation Task Force

Collecting LGBTQ History

A panel discussion

Join us for a special panel discussion on the importance of collecting LGBTQ materials and the preservation of LGBTQ history and memory. Our panel will consist of a variety of specialists who focus on different aspects of LGBTQ history:   Derek Gray, Archivist in Special Collections, DC Public Library

Me & Dog

Picture Books About Pets

How Children and Pets Relate to Each Other

These charming picture books for children feature a wide variety of pets: dogs, a rabbit, a snake, a sloth, a horse, a bird, a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a dodo bird. The books also deal with following aspects of pet ownership: picking out a pet, taking good care of your pet, being aware of what your pet needs, and becoming a responsible pet owner. 

The Dark Knight Returns movie poster.

Movie of the Month

'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'

Every hero has a story.  A billionaire high tech crime-fighter is no exception. Join us as we continue our Adult Summer Reading celebration with this animated fan favorite.

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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! July 7 Get Hard Crazy comedy with Will Ferrell enlisting Kevin Hart’s help as he prepares to serve a prison sentence. Directed by Etan Cohen. 100 minutes. 2015. R. July 14   Ex Machina A programmer wins a competition; the prize…interaction with a beautiful artificial woman! Written and directed by Alex Garland.  108 minutes. 2015. R  July 21    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns [Parts 1 & 2]

Music Scores

Music Collection at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library

Sheet Music, Records and Beyond!

Did you know that the MLK Jr. Memorial Library has a large collection of sheet music, instrumental instruction books, vocal scores for opera and musical theater, chamber music and miniature scores? There are thousands of scores including classical music, jazz, pop, gospel, and folk songs, just to name a few.

Can You Make a Scary Face?

Silly Billy Picture Books

Get Your giggles on

While there are lots of picture books - both fiction and nonfiction - that teach children the ABCs, 123s, or valuable life lessons, here are some picture books that do nothing of the sort. They're just silly books that will make you and your little ones laugh so hard, your ribs will hurt. Many of them are genuinely clever, and others are just goofy. 

High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly

Royal Biographies

For your fix of kings, queens, and their (sometimes) bad behavior

As Americans, we can get strangely obsessed with other countries' monarchies. It's so easy, isn't it? The lavish weddings! The impeccably dressed (not to mention impeccably behaved) children!

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