Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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

Pop Movies, Every TuesdayOur films for August include action, science fiction, drama and a camp classic!

It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Aint Got That Swing: U Street Memories from Duke Ellington to Marvin Gaye

A Celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists.

Audio Storytelling: Another Brick in the Wall

For "Another Brick in the Wall," Mia G. asked people to think back to high school and reminisce about their least favorite assigned reading experience.

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

A Monthly LGBT Community Outreach

presentsWyatt O'Brian EvansAn Evening with the author, entertainer and motivational speaker,a true Renaissance Man!Monday, August 4 at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5  for more information call

Children's Celebration of Bastille Day

On Saturday, July 12, both children and adults celebrated Bastille Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The first Bastille day occurred on July 14, 1789, when the Parisians stormed the Bastille, freed the prisoners, and took the building apart, stone by stone. This was the beginning of the French Revolution. Why did Parisians storm the Bastille? The Parisians stormed the Bastille because they were tired of the way that King Louis the 16th was running the country. The commoners were treated unfairly, and while the rich became richer, the poor could barely survive.

A Movie about Noah and the Ark--and Books, Too

Featured Movie Tuesday July 29 at 6 p.m. in A-5

Think you know all about the story of Noah and how he built an ark?  There's more to it all than you might think.

DC Public Library Foundation Open Call for Exhibition

“Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event

The Nationals Visit the Library!

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers 

Digital Commons, One Year and 780 3-D Prints Later

A year and a day ago, the DC Public Library opened the Digital Commons.  Today, the 11,000 square-foot room is a popular place for entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, tech novices and students.   Featuring 3-D printers, a book printing machine and more than 80 public computers, Digital Commons is a pace where the public can connect, collaborate, co-work and learn new technology for free.

Featured: a reading group for all things info policy, tech, Internet, & bookish

July Articles

This month's Featured articles discuss Facebook & Your Data.