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

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"How to Train Your Dragon"

Dear LBPH Kids,How to Train Your Dragon is our Adaptive Services Division children’s movie recommendation for March 2014.

Check It or Leave It?

Join library staff members Peter and TaChalla as they discuss the rightfully neglected or undiscovered gems of the Popular Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Mario Day Program

Monday, March 10 is Mario Day, so named because when abbreviated, Mar. 10 looks like the name Mario. Although not originally intended, Mario Day has become closely associated with famed Nintendo video game mascot, Mario the plumber.

Furry, Scaly, Feathery Fun

Family Fun Time Salutes Pets

From hegdehogs to potbelly pigs to parakeets to St. Bernards, family pets come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived in the White House.

Get Your Knitty Gritty On

Come join the Knitty Gritty Committee (KGC) during the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month with yarn bombing. Yarn bombing can be as easy or elaborate as you want it to be which makes it a fun fiber craft for anyone and everyone regardless of your skill level.

Harriet Tubman: In Celebration of A Soldier

A Women's History Month Observance

Please join us on in the Great Hall on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a Women's History Month program honoring the life of Harriet Tubman.This multi-sensory event features:Poet Cyd Charisse FultonHistorian C.R. GibbsThe Washington Revels Jubilee VoicesDjembe Drummer Doc PowellModerated by none other than "Sistah" Joy Alford!

STEAM Team: Painting Music

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

'Prince George's County And the Civil War: Life on the Border'

 Bordered by the federal capital but separated from Virginia and the Confederacy only by the Potomac River, the citizens of Prince George's County found themselves on the front lines of the Civil War.As Maryland's largest slave-owning county, some joined the Confederacy while many remained loyal to the Union.

'Fire on the Bayou'

'True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront'

In Fire on the Bayou, Howard Feinstein tells the story of the struggle to enforce civil rights laws and fight hate crimes in the South (and a couple of more n

On Demand Publishing Arrives to the Digital Commons!

On demand self-publishing is now availible in the Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!Do you have an original work? Want to print a public domain title?  Now is the time.