Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Once Upon A Time...

For Princes and Princesses Only

Every child should experience being royalty at least once in his/her lifetime. The Youth Services team would like to offer an opportunity for children to be crowned princes and princesses for a day. All of our local princes and princesses in-training are cordially invited to attend our royal affair.

"Dream Big Like Me" Open Mic Night

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent activism played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement, particularly protesting racial discrimination in federal and state law. DC Public Library is continuing that legacy during Black History Month with the “Dream Big Like Me” video contest.

Children's Author Calvin A. Ramsey Surprises MLK Staff

His books are Black History Month favorites

An award-winning children’s author, Calvin A. Ramsey, surprised staff in the Children’s Room at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library when he stopped in on Jan. 27. 

Andy Warhol's Art for Kids

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.  

'Little Brother' by Cory Doctorow

One of the most interesting young adult authors you hear about recently is Cory Doctorow. His work is very different from any other teen book I’ve read recently, and I think everyone who reads YA fiction should give it a look.

Michael Brookins Jazz Band!

Celebrate Black History Month

Calling all music lovers!Please join us in the Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a jazzy evening featuring pianist Michael Brookins.Michael Brookins has played piano for the last 30 years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several gospel/jazz fusion bands on the local scene.

Hey College Students!

The MLK Writing Center is here to help you!

Need help figuring out your latest research paper assignment? Not sure where to look for information on your topic? Or haven't even picked out a topic?

Eat a Book for Lunch!

Join the conversation at a new Twitter book club

We devour books in the Popular Library.  In fact, nothing between two covers is safe from us.  If you get your fill this way, too, you may be delighted to know that the Brown Bag Book Club has had a makeover. 

What Do Earmuffs and Popsicles Have in Common?

Kid inventors

Brrr. It is cold outside and if you use earmuffs to keep your ears warm, you have a kid from 1873 to thank for that. 

Our Library's Freedom Quilt

MLK Library Celebrates Freedom

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library.  One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.