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

The Wednesday Night Liar's Club

The Fine Art of Persuasion

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, we will conduct a social experiment celebrating the tall tale.

Let's Talk Books Over Lunch!

Join the Brown Bag Book Club and walk away with a free book and a snack

Want to join a book club, but think you don't have time?  Like book clubs, but don't like the book selections?  Want to talk books with other readers, but you'd rather eat lunch?  The Brown Bag Book Club is perfect for you! 

Nice to Meet You!

New faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

Along with our new, expanded library hours, we are happy to have so many fabulous new employees!Here is an interview with one of our new library associates. Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name? Whitney.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Tech leaders take a humorous look at picking and choosing what we reveal on social media:

Wellness Workshop: Diabetes and Heart Health

Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you discover the links between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Most important, you will learn ways to keep your heart healthy, whether you have diabetes or not.

Great Day in Harlem

Film and Discussion with Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of A Great Day in Harlem.This film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the famous 1958 photograph that brought together most of the era's jazz legends.

Join the Playwrights Circle!

New group will meet weekly to support the work of new dramatists

Are you a closet playwright? Are you ready to step into the spotlight and meet others who aspire to rock the stage with words? Join our new Playwrights Circle!

Fall is here!

Autumn foliage in the Children's Room

Fall is officially here (as of the recent equinox, of course)... and in the Children's Room, it shows! The leaves on our beautiful tree are already changing colors, and a few are falling.  We even have a couple squirrels scurrying to collect nuts! 

POSTPONED - DC Storytelling Festival

The first annual DC Storytelling Festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 5 is postponed.  It will be rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.  There are many other programs and activities happening at your library.  Check out the calendar of events for more information.

Get eReader Help at DC Public Library

Are you interested in learning about how to read or listen to free books from the library on an eReader or smartphone? Do you need some help downloading library eBooks for the first time? Interested in seeing what an eReader can do before you make the investment?