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

And the winner is...

This past June, we asked for people to vote on the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club's new name. Now the votes are in. From now on, the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club will be known as... Novum!

"The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness

The highly anticipated finale in the 'All Souls Trilogy'

After waiting so long for the conclusion of this series, this book immediately starts out where the second title left off. We come into the story having left Diana and Matthew discovering themselves and their 

Now You See It, Now You Don't! Masked Colors in Nature

A STEAM Team Program with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Science and Art intersect in this week's STEAM Team on Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. here in the Children's Room (200) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Family Fun Time: Sending Mail

Let's celebrate letter writing and mail delivery! Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m in the Children's Room (Room 200).  

Listen! Stephen Wade on the Banjo and American Folk Music

a DCPL Podcast

Stephen Wade, Grammy nominated musician and author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience joined Anne and Maggie for another DCPL podcast last week.

German-English Storytime

The Children’s Program Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was filled with multilingual greetings a few weeks ago, as librarians and storytime attendees alike practiced saying Guten Tag and Hallo during a very special German-English storytime.  Thanks to our friends at the Goethe Institut, who helped advertise the program, we had a great turnout … some of whom spoke German, as well as many others who didn’t.  We all had a great time singing and learning together.

Harry Potter Party at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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Come Join the Knitty Gritty Committee!

Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts.

Summer Book Party

We're Having A Party & You're Invited!

On Wednesday, July 23, come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.