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

'I Want Them To See What They Have Done to Jack'

Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, the Special Collections Division of the DC Public Library is pleased to announce the exhibit, “I Want Them to See What They Have Done to Jack:” Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Know Your Status: World AIDS Day 2013

On World AIDS Day each year, communities throughout the United States come together to raise awareness and remember loved ones who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S with 1 in 5 people infected unaware that they're positive.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

NASA is now using 3D printers on missions to produce zero gravity solutions to uncommon needs:

'You Killed Wesley Payne' by Sean Beaudoin

I am afraid I’m a bit late with this type of review. October was the month for mysteries and suspense, not November. But it’s not a crime, is it?  Well, if we were at Salt River High, it just might be, unless we could pay off the right people.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Entertainment technology has inspired one automaker's real life design:

'Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital'

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as Michael Lisicky (author, noted department store historian, and lecturer) discusses his latest book, Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital. 

Read Native Authors

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Here in the Children’s Division and Teen Space, we are celebrating by promoting the work of American Indian authors and illustrators.

The Animal Dialogues

Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

The encounters Craig Childs relates in The Animal Dialogues are unique for two reasons: his life spent in courting such encounters, and his skill in making readers feel we are present and sharing the experience with him.

Sales As A Strategy

A seminar on sales strategies for small businesses

Want to learn how to increase your sales as a small business?Come learn about the new book Sales As A Strategy, which discusses sustainable small business sales practices.

Heaven and Earth

Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art

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