Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

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The Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet

In Concert

Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music, music of African American composers and heritage music?  If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs. On Friday, March 18, beginning at 12 p.m., the official choral group of Morehouse College will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Nauti and Wild

New Podcast: Check It or Leave It?

Episode 13: Nauti & Wild

Who's up for a little romance? Picture this: A handsome, successful lawyer, living the high life in Boston, gives it all up for a houseboat in Kentucky only to be sucked back into his old life by a love interest from past. Are you hooked yet?

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Tuesday Night Movies

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. In Auditorium A-5

Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5. March 3 The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in this biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking.  Directed by James Marsh. 123 minutes. 2014. PG-13. March 10      Ragtime  Milos Forman directs this sweeping tale of race and class in early 20th-century New York.

Government Printing Office

Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program support Federal Government transparency by keeping America informed. The presentation will include a demonstration of GPO's discovery and access tools that aid the public in finding the government information they need.  

Mapping Segregation

Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.

Focusing on historic housing segregation in Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Park View and Pleasant Plains

Please join us for Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C.: Focusing on historic housing segregation in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Park View, and Pleasant Plains.

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Check It or Leave It?

Episode 12: Unterzakhn

Any Graphic Novels readers listening? This episode is for you!  Peter and TaChalla have tackled mystery, romance, science fiction, and historical fiction. Graphic novels just seemed like the next logical step. Unterzakhn by Leela Corman is a coming of age story of two Jewish girls growing up in New York in the 1900s. 

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Screening of "Snowblind"

DC Independent Film Festival

Join us in the Great Hall on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the DC Independent Film Festival movie Snowblind, the remarkable story of Rachael Scdoris, the 23-year-old blind woman who competed in the Iditarod dogsled race. Film to be followed by a Q&A session with director Vikram Jayanti.