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.

WOW! Palindrome Fun

A Spring Break event for kids on Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.

What do these phrases have in common?Niagara, o roar again!Too bad I hid a boot.Eva, can I see bees in a cave?Ma is as selfless as I am.They are all palindromes! Palindromes are words, phrases, numbers, or other sequences that read the same forwards and backwards.  

Check It or Leave It?

Episode 2: 'Star Griffin'

In this episode Peter and TaChalla delve into the world of science fiction with Star Griffin, a sci-fi novel by Michael Kurland

Get Up and Dance!

Family Fun Time

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has dance fever! On Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m., the Children's Department at MLK Library will host a special Family Fun Time filled with dancing, stories and crafts to get your feet moving and creativity flowing!

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

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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. 

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