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

Tea Party!

Family Fun Time

Are you a little teapot?

3-D Printing for Kids and Teens Recap

This summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future.

Movie Magic and Movie Madness

While the main things people think about when they walk into a library are books, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the materials that libraries have available.  In addition to book collections, in physical, audio, and

STEAM Team: Tidal Pools

Please come join us on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room (Room 200). This is a STEAM Team even. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. You will demonstrate the effects of tides in your own tidal pool diorama and you will be able to take it home with you! You will learn about tides, tidal pools, and various animals that live in tidal pools, such as hermit crabs, sea stars, and fish.

Can I Afford My Life?

A Seminar on Financial Literacy

Are you unsure about investing your money? Or do you have questions about your credit? Maybe you just need to figure out how to budget your paycheck. The Capital Area Asset Builders in partnership with DCPL will present "Can I Afford My Life? A Seminar on Financial Literacy" to help you answer some of these questions and more.

Are You Ready to Write?

Join the Aspiring Writers Circle in "Pantser" Drills as we prepare for NaNoWriMo!

Tonight, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month (aka. NaNoWriMo) in November, we are starting a number of drills through the end of November to warm up those writing muscles!  These 20-minute drills are designed to include all writers, so if you are not working on the "next great American novel", you can still be a part of the action.

Adaptive Services Braille Literacy Class

Adaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Karaoke Fun!

Get your singing voices ready! It's that time of the month. The Teen Space in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting its monthly Karaoke Fun on August 13 at 5 p.m. Join us as we belt out the lyrics to our favorite tunes.

"The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro"

Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall

This talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in  the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made.   Besides all that, I’m expecting it to be very entertaining, because the book certainly is