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

Create your own iPhone ringtone with Garageband

Brighten dreaded phone calls from unsavory characters and telemarketers with a customized, DIY ringtone!

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Technology is closing the communication gap between the Deaf and Hearing communities in D.C. and around the world, with Gallaudet University leading the way:

Learn the Basics of Digital Painting

An Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Could you be the next Leonardo Da Vinci? Try your hand at Digital Painting in Photoshop.

'Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors'

A National Archives Guide

Do you have Caribbean ancestors?

Edit images with PhotoshopCS6

An Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Want to give your photos a makeover? It feels like magic in Photoshop.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

In this hour-long class we will learn the basics to get you started designing content for print or web. The first half of the class will convene in one of our Digital Commons meeting spaces, where we will take a guided tour of navigation panels and tool bars.

DIY 30 second films

A Vine tutorial

Record quiet moments, artistic narratives, or just plain goofy fun with an app called Vine!Essentially a stop-motion video app for your iPhone, Vine lets users create their own short, 30-second films to share with the world.See an example here!

Taking Bites Out of Crime

It's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

The Civil Rights Act of l964: Is It Relevant Today?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L 88-352) is considered the nation's most comprehensive civil rights law enacted by Congress to end discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national orgin. President John F. Kennedy first proposed the landmark action in a July 11, 1963 nationally televised address. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation into law on July 2, 1964.