Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Digital Book Club in ASL

Have an electronic reader or want to learn how to use one?If so, this book club is for YOU!We will discuss Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: the Remarkable Surgeon who Gives Children a Second Chance at Life.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Optical Illusions: You Can't Believe Your Eyes

Upcoming STEAM Team program

 Looking at the picture to the left, which man is taller?  Would you believe they are all the same size? That is because this picture is an optical illusion. Pictures like this one mislead our brains into seeing something different from what really exists. 

How to Get Your Book Published

Advice From an Agent

Diane Nine, author of Get Published: A Guide to Literary Tips, Traps & Truth, presents a free publishing seminar.  She will share some enlightening stories about the publ

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.