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

Author Talk: Fatemeh Zarei

Muslim Journeys Project

Fatemeh Zarei, author, poet, and artist, will read from her collection of short stories, Dreaming Is My Profession.  The author uses surrealistic techniques to bring out the dream-like quality of her stories, using simple and liquid style.

Nice to Meet You!

New Faces in Teen Space and the Children's Room

Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name?  Where are you from?Cassie Freeman, from Chicago.Nice to meet you, Cassie!  What's something fun you've done in the District so far?

Scratching Your Head Over eReader Downloads?

One-on-one help is on the way!

All thumbs when it comes to eReader downloads?  Shy with technology, but want to read books, see movies, and hear music for free online?  Great with technology, but just can't get the frakking download process to work? 

Fantasy Flicks arrives @ MLK

New film series to feature a wide array of Science Fiction & Fantasy films

Digital Collage Tutorial with Photoshop

Learn to compose images and arrange them in visually compelling ways with digital collage through Photoshop. A basic understanding of Photoshop is highly suggested, but not required. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes will be held Friday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Doctors in our region and around the world are using technology to save lives with Cyberknife Robotic Surgery:

Intro to Python

Computer languages are here at the Digital Commons! Python is a simple computer language that is fast and easy to learn. Participants will build simple functional Python programs with guided instruction. Program building will be done on the credit card-sized powerhouse computer, the Raspberry Pi! Classes will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.

'World War Z'

Pop Movie of the Month

World War Z is a slick and fast-paced end-of-the-world thriller with an international cast and global settings ... and ... zombies!

Intro to Microcomputing: Raspberry Pi

 Come and explore the fascinating world of microcomputers in the Digital Commons!

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below. Sep. 1 – Chicken Boy’s BirthdaySep. 1-30 – Library Card Sign-Up MonthSep. 1-Dec.