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.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

A Family Fun Time Event

Long ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!

Art & Flowers in the Great Hall

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Who's Afraid of a Little Snow?

Tell us the words that are keeping you warm.

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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.  

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