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.

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.

Who Said It Was Just a Game?

Every Saturday in Teen Space we have a program entitled Games Galore!  We set out different games such as Monopoly, Chess, and Uno. We may even hook up a game system such as the Nintendo Wii and play games like Mario Cart, Rayman Legends, or Legend of Zelda. On Saturday, June 21 we tried something new. We all agreed we would play the game Taboo. For those not familiar with Taboo, it is a word guessing game.

FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football.

The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story

As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle. 

Check It or Leave It?

Episode 6: When the Killing Starts

It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts  by Ted Wood.

Happy Holidays

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth. July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJuly 1-31 – International Zine Month

“Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:” The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Photo Exhibit

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act." 

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