Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library


Library Basement Show Q & A

Get to know your local, DC musicians.

The DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show is on Thursday, June 11! The librarians asked the musicians of Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers about their reading tastes and musical habits. 

Edgar Allan Poe Part

Building a Part of Edgar Allan Poe

3-D print team contributes to collaborative sculpture

Our 3-D printers are still busy working away as the Digital Commons team prepares to open the Fab Lab and Studio Lab. One of our printers just printed out what will become a piece of a 3-D-printed sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe.

Graduation Party @ Teen Space, MLK

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Teen Space celebrates graduation

There was lots of fun and games Saturday in Teen Space @ MLK Library, as more than 20 teens gathered to celebrate their accomplishments as high school graduates. There was food, drink, and music while teens played video and board games. Some graduates even came from Maryland to celebrate with us! Tracy, a Youth Services Librarian, starred as the celebrity guest mixologist, pouring soft drinks for the group. Teens enjoyed a cake provided by the Friends of MLK as well as cookies and chips that were generously donated by Potbelly's on H St. NW.  

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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! June 2 Focus Entertaining story of globe-trotting con artists, Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. 105 minutes. 2015. R. June 9    Gilda

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Movie of the Month

Rita Hayworth is 'Gilda'

On June 9, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, as we screen Charles Vidor's film noir jewel, Gilda. Released in 1946, the film stars Rita Hayworth as the headstrong vamp, Glenn Ford as the clever drifter, and George Macready as the absent, but controlling husband. 

C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia

A lecture by C.R. Gibbs

Join historian, author, and lecturer C.R. Gibbs in the Black Studies Center on Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts.

Social Media Promotion For Musicians: The Manual For Marketing Yourself, Your Band, And Your Music Online

Books About the Music Industry

Check out our new titles on the business of being a musician!

DCPL has acquired new titles on what it's like to be a musician in the 21st century. Check out some of these books, located in the nonfiction collection in Room 207: 

Rock Creek Singers

Rock Creek Singers in Concert

Tuesday, June 2 at 7 the Great Hall

In celebration of Pride 2015, you are cordially invited to attend a performance by the Rock Creek Singers, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's chamber choir under the direction of GMCW's artistic director, Dr. Thea Kano. Offering a wide range of repertoire, from Broadway tunes to spirituals and folk songs, this ensemble has been delighting Washington audiences since its inception in 2000.


Tales About Magic

Fantasy Picks from Ms. Steward

Does the everyday world bore you? Do you find it mundane and uninteresting? Then escape to the fascinating world of fantasy, and explore worlds of magic, dragons, witches, and immortality in the following books. Evermore by Alyson Noel

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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! May 5 Selma