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

Interior Decorating Top Picks

Traditional. Creative. Contemporary.

If you're like me, you often find yourself staring at areas of your home and plotting your next project. You have an idea of how you'd like something to look, but you cant quite materialize the thought. Luckily, your local library has thousands of interior decorating books. Below, I've compiled a few of my top picks. The design philosophies will be: Traditional, Creative and Contemporary. I'd love to include Shabby Chic and 60's Retro, but they seem to have run their course. 

H&B Book Club

Are you fascinated by history?Are you intrigued by the lives of other people?Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals?If so, join us for the H&B (history and biography) book club, where we will be reading some of the more popular titles that deal with the world’s stimulating past events and people.  

“Sho’ Ya Right”: Chuck Brown and A Brief History of Go-Go in Washington, DC Exhibit


Juneteenth 2014 Celebration

Join the Aspiring Writers Circle and Library Staff Read-In

Have you thought about joining the Aspiring Writers Circle, but just haven't gotten around to it?  Been looking for a project to spark your creativity?  Well, here's your chance! 

Story of My Life

Writing Your Memoirs Workshop with Cynthia Kane

Learn how to put your life into words in this writing workshop facilitated by Cynthia Kane.

Insignia by S. J. Kincaid

Outside of reading, one of the greatest passions many geeks have is games.  I love to play video games and trading card games myself.  The library has a variety of books on different types of games that will help you learn how to be a better player, as well as

Safe Today; Healthy Tomorrow

May: Older Americans Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is celebrating Older Americans Month with a display of safety tips and books on older Americans. By using the catching slogan from ACL (Administration for Community Living), the display includes a variety of books from the collection of the DC Public Library.

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

A Book Club with the Ask Rayceen Show, Our Monthly LGBT Outreach

The Boys in the BandMart Crowley's groundbreaking play is this month's title!Monday, June 2, 2014

'A Long, Fatal Love Chase' by Louisa May Alcott

Talking Book Club, June 19

Written in 1866, A Long Fatal Love Chase is now published for the first time.

Check It or Leave It?

Episode 4: "Damselflies"

TaChalla and Peter tackle the fantasy genre in this episode. To help us, we are joined by one of DC Public Library's very own fantasy experts! Click on the podcast to find out who it is.