Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

May Books & Bars Preview: "The Dinner" by Herman Koch

Join Maggie and Anne as they discuss their upcoming book picks for Book Club with a Beat and Books & Bars Book Club.

Lit It Up: New Books in Literature

 HOLD UP. We have new literature books and they're pretty great. Here's a sample of some of our favorite new titles.

W.E.B. Du Bois's "Exhibit of American Negroes"

Happy National Photography Month

Audio Storytelling: Footprints of Puerto Rico

Each month, the MLK library hosts an Audio Storytelling Workshop in the Digital Commons. Over the course of this four-week class, students learn the skills needed to make an audio piece of their very own. Pieces students create range from anything from personal radio diaries to interviews to non-narrative sonic explorations.

World Press Freedom Day

In Our Collections, and Beyond

World Press Freedom Day was May 3. The holiday, a joint UN/UNESCO effort, seeks to celebrate journalists who face consequences for their work and bring awareness to the obstacles that hinder press freedom worldwide.

The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.


Wild Women of Washington, D.C. A History of Disorderly Conduct from the Ladies of the District


Family Fun Time - Black and White

Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. focusing on black and white. We'll read stories with black and white illustrations, and even put together some secret messages in black and white. 

DIY Book Charms

Teen Space Art Attack

Every Monday at 4:00 p.m, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space staff hosts Art Attack, a program designed for teenagers ages 13-19 to bring out their creativity and take home a self-made product.  This week, on Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m., we will be making book charms based on our favorite literature for young adults.