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.
Paul is Undead Book Cover

Check It or Leave it?

Episode 9: Paul is Undead: A British Zombie Invasion

This episode is for the zombie-lovers! Peter and TaChalla were in disagreement on this episode's pick, so they invited zombie specialist, Professor Undead, to discuss Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher. They may need another opinion on this.

Here's Our Gourd Goose!

Family Fun Time

Featuring Fall

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Dig DC Is Here!

DC Public Library's NEW web portal to materials from Special Collections

Dig DC is DC Public Library's NEW web portal to digitized and born-digital materials from the Library’s Special Collections.  The web portal will make it much easier for D.C. residents to access all the amazing archives and resources that we have at the MLK Library: From ephemera that will be digitally preserved to priceless photographs to some of our amazing maps of D.C., there's a ton of great stuff to explore.  

Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in libraries, schools and beyond

Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond

A discussion on makerspaces in and outside of libraries

DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup are proud to present a panel discussion, "Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond" on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Join us at Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Library for an open discussion about Makerspaces and what is happening both locally and nationally within the maker movement.

Vinyl LOVE

Smithsonian Folkway Recording

Whether you love cover art or love vinyl acoustic sounds, like me. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library has a great selection of Smithsonian Folkways Vinyls. From Yoruba to Peruvian traditional sounds, these are one-of-a-kind recordings that you must listen to.If you're looking for these vinyls or just browsing, come to MLK Public Library, Room 207. Enjoy! 

Introducing the Battle Subway Pokémon League

Washington's newest Pokémon League meets at your favorite downtown Library!

Rush Hour can be a real zoo.  Why not unwind on the weekend by gaming at the Battle Subway Pokémon League?

One City Mayoral Awards Nominees

Congratulations to nominated library employees!

Congratulations to the library employees nominated for the One City Mayoral Awards!

Celebrate Halloween Comic Fest All Month Long!

Comic events at your favorite downtown library in October

The same folks that bring you Free Comic Book Day every May also bring you Halloween Comic Fest to further promote comics. Martin Luther King Jr.

Novum Takes Over the Brown Bag Book Club!

Who flamed better: Smaug or Fafnir?

This October, Novum is staging a takeover of the Brown Bag Book Chat, DCPL's Twitter-based book club! On Oct. 8, we'll be asking "Who is the best dragon in fantasy literature?"

Art Attack: Collage!

Think inside the box

I usually encourage young artists to color outside the lines, but a few weeks ago, at ou

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