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

Fun in the Sun!

Outdoor Storytime at CityCenter DC

Sometimes it's tough to go inside on a beautiful summer day.  Good news: you can enjoy stories and songs AND soak up the sun at our weekly outdoor storytime!  In conjunction with CityCenterDC, librarians from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting a preschool storytime for the community's children, their, families, and caregivers on Thursdays at 11 a.m.  Storytime will be held in the CityCenter's Plaza at 9th and H Street NW.

Author Alison Fortier Discusses Her New Book 'A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy'


Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

Pop Movies, Every TuesdayJuly's popular cinema is driven by the star power ofForest Whitaker, Mike Epps, Jason Bateman, Tyler Perry and Russell Crowe!!

Summer Reading...

It's Not Just for Kids

Literary Elements, the 2014 Adult Summer Reading program, has blasted off this month with a focus on space and science fiction.

STEAM Team Sundays

Since the start of 2014, the staff at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Room have been doing a program called STEAM Team.  STEAM is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  It highlights a trend in education where students focus on these subjects through enriching activities, which is what the Children's Room's STEAM Team program hopes to accomplish.

"It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got that Swing"

U Street Memories from Duke Ellington to Marvin Gaye: An Oral History Project

Help us tell the story of Washington D.C. 's famed U Street, once known as "Black Broadway" and become a part of the Washingtoniana Community Archive!

DC Fire Department's 150th Anniversary

On Exhibit in the Great Hall

In honor of the DC Fire & EMS Department's 150th anniversary, DC Public Library is proud to present a multimedia exhibit on DC Fire history.

Summer Reading Picks: Doctor Who Edition

Craving your Doctor Who fix? Need to brush up on your Doctor Who terminology?

Washington's LGBT History

On Exhibit in Special Collections

The DC Public Library Special Collections Department is celebrating Pride Month with an exhibit highlighting items from Washington's gay and lesbian history. The exhibit features sermons, church bulletins and papers from the R. Michael Vanzant/Faith Temple Collection in the DC Community Archives.