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

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club meets monthly to discuss science fiction and fantasy books—as defined by the members.

Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

The March on Washington: A Book Talk with author William P. Jones

Please join us in the Washingtoniana Room (Room 307) at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, for a discussion of the book The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights with author and University of Wisconsin history professor, William P. Jones. 

Practice Reading and Make a New Friend - A New Introduction

Meet Casey and Michele Johnson: PAL Volunteers

Once a month at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dogs and their owners from People Animals Love (PAL) come to help children practice their reading skills through the Read to a Four-Legged Friend program.

Two New Books Published by Alice Walker

One of the most prolific authors of our times

Alice Walker has published two new books this year.

Chomp! Bite into Shark Week

Shark books for kids

Da-dum... da-dum... da-dum da-dum da-dum ... the suspense is building as nature fans District-wide count down to the legendary, the terrifying ... Discovery Channel Shark Week!Chomp!In honor of this fascinating occasion, the Teen Space department will be hosting our very own Shark Week Party, an arts-and-crafts family program for children and teens.

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Dear LBPH Kids,

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"The Princess and the Frog"

Our August 2013 movie recommendation is "The Princess and the Frog".

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (journalist and author of books in the Dog Lover's Companion series) should appeal to readers of war stories as well as dog lovers, civilians who wonder "what is it really like over there" and also returned veterans.  Dog

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Eating to Feel Good and Stay Healthy

On Tuesday, August 13, 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.