Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Author Talk with Garrett Peck

'Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.'

Join author and beer scholar Garrett Peck as he taps the history of brewing in the nation's capital and introduces the new brewers leading D.C.'s recent craft beer revival. This event is co-sponsored by DC Public Library's Special Collections Department and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Roar Like a Lion!

The Benefits of a Participatory Storytime

In August 2013, librarian Nell Colburn wrote in her School Library Journal article, "Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-Year Pro," "The best story times are those in which adults are fully engaged -- shaking out their wiggles, clapping, singing, dancing, and encouraging kids as they interact with the books."

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

April showers bring May flowers … April showers bring May flowers …Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp and messy month.But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: April 1 – National Fun at Work DayApril 1-30 – Library Snapshot Day

Information Services Staff Picks

Information Services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is staffed by 12 info-savvy, book-hungry librarians. Each month, we'll share a few of our current staff reads. For the full list, visit the display in Room 209 at MLK. Dunnell's Pick

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5



New Science Fiction Titles Land at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library

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A Movie for Adult Fans of Mary Poppins!

Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m., Room A-5

Did you read the Mary Poppins books as a child, or maybe to your own children as an adult? Or maybe you just loved the movie--with Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, what's not to like? Then there's just plain curiosity as to how a movie musical gets made in the first place. 

Robot Making

A STEAM Team Program

Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  

'I Have All the Yarn I Need'

-- Said no knitter ever

Knitters and crocheters know that there is no such thing as too much yarn, but we also know that it can be an expensive addiction, er, habit. Come to the Knitty Gritty Committee's first-ever yarn swap, and we'll trade stashes, needles, notions and other fiber artsy supplies. You could go home with the makings of a new project for free! 

Film Screening

'Preservation of the Sign Language' (1913)

George W. Veditz' historic 1913 film Preservation of the Sign Language, a silent film, will be shown on Monday, April 7 in the Great Hall.The film is in American Sign Language with no voice or captions.