Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Genealogy Database Workshop

Intro to Heritage Quest, the Historic Washington Post and Baltimore Afro-American databases.

Beginning to trace your Family Tree?Maybe you have researched a good amount of your family history and are seeking other resources to help you dig deeper into your roots? 

Pop!: Meet Koya

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Koya.

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

Minute To Win It Challenge at MLK Library Teen Space

If you are a fan of the recent crop of game shows that have sprung on network television in the past few years, you're probably familiar with Minute To Win It, a game show that airs on NBC.

Librarian Cetology

In John Kessel’s Nebula Award-winning novella Another Orphan, Fallon, a Chicago lawyer, finds himself trapped in the text of

Literary Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Collective Voices 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza

Please join us in the Great Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. for a very special event.Collective Voices will present the 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.There will be a performance by the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and many other special guests, including Washington, DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick.

Best of the Bunch

Some of 2013's best cookbooks

This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.

Arrr, Pirates!

Family Fun Time in the Children's Room

Ahoy, me hearties!  On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., join us in Ye Olde Children's Room for a pirate-filled hour of crafts and games.  Fun for all ages -- bring the whole swashbucklin' family!

All Together Now

Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights

On Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., we present All Together Now: Intergenerational  Stories of Civil and Human Rights, a collaboration between Special Collections' Washingtoniana Department and the Center for Digital Storytelling.

Haunted Houses of Washington

On Display in Washingtoniana

The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is delighted to unveil a new exhibit, "Haunted Houses of Washington." Selected images from the Washington Star and Washington Historic Image photograph collections, news articles from local papers, and ephemera from the vertical files will be on display in the Washingtoniana Room (307)  through February.

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