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

Have You Met...?

John Muller, one of the new faces in the Special Collections Department

So John, tell us about yourself.I grew up in the Maryland countryside in a little town whose claim to fame is it was the capital - for a single day - when President James Madison stayed in the postmaster’s house on Aug. 26, 1814 while the British invaded Washington. That’s probably why I’ve always been interested in local history.

Get Your Finances in Order

Use the library to do it

Everyone is interested in ways to make money and save money.  The Library is a cost-effective resource for getting your finances in order. Your tax dollars make these tools available, so make these tools work for you.

Stack Your Pages!

Be a part of National Novel Writing Month @ MLK

Have you been daydreaming about creating the next great fantasy series?Are you choosing heroines for your historical romance?Are you observing human behavior to chronicle in your own urban fiction novel?Or, perhaps you're convinced that you have the next bestselling prizewinner written in your head. 

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

A technology leader creates jobs and an unusual architectural vision in one community:

Learn About the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

November's Films are Action! Action! Action!

The Creative Class

Create your own luminary

Light up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Literary Book Group: The Poetry of Adrienne Rich

Thursday, Nov. 7 - 2:30 p.m.

Adrienne Rich was an important poet of the feminist movement. She was involved in the anti-war and civil right movements of the sixties.Spanning a career of seven decades, her poems reflected the tumultuous events of the times. She won numerous awards, and left a memorable literary legacy.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Nov. 1 – National Cook For Your Pets DayNov. 1 – National Family Literacy DayNov. 1 – National Novel Writing Month

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Firefox introduces a personal privacy gamechanger, allowing its users to spy on the cookie trackers: