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

'Drive!: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us'

Why carrots and sticks (often) don't work

What do Internet and software upstarts such as Wikipedia, Firefox, Apache and Linux all have in common? They are all immensely successful innovative “open source” ventures that were developed and managed exclusively by volunteers.

Spoiler Alert!!!

The real Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau of FX’s 'American Horror Story: Coven'

One of cable’s most popular dramas, American Horror Story, an anthology series currently airing its third season, about witchcraft versus Voodoo in New Orleans uses fictionalized accounts of real women from the city’s past to enrich the show.               

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

An eerie, but fascinating demonstration of a robot that moves like a wild beast:

History and Biography Bookclub

Are you fascinated by history?  Are you intrigued by the lives of other people? Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals? 

Saturday Classic Film Matinee

Join us the third Saturday of every month for a different classic film at 1:30 p.m. in room A-5. Come enjoy the films that made us want to become doctors, lawyers, cowboys and gangsters.  Brought to life by the best Hollywood has produced!Reconnect with some of your old favorites and get introduced to others you have always wanted to see.

Chef at Market!

Come and get a taste of Sri Lanka

The Power and Meaning of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

A Sesquicentennial Commemoration

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here...”  With these words, President Lincoln showed he had not the gift of prophesy. On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln spoke and generations listened. After 150 years, the words said that day still move many of us.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

These translating eyeglasses will allow world travelers to leave their guidebooks at home:

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Eating Healthy

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role nutrition plays in managing and avoiding diabetes.  Join us at 12:30 p.m.

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

A conversation with Peggy Smith and Sue Conley

(Photo courtesy of Sara Remington)