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

Bullies Are No Fun

Two Books That May Be Helpful To You

Have you ever been bullied at school, on your sports team or while trying to play with other children? Did it make you feel sad, uncomfortable or lost as to what to do or say when you were treated this way?

DC By the Book Author Visit

Attendees Clamor for 'Nowhere to Run'

Teens at MLK and Northwest One libraries gave author Claire Griffin, author of Nowhere to Run, a warm welcome.

African American Experience in Post Civil War Washington

Panel Discussion at Historical Society, 801 K Street NW

 Saturday, June 29, 2013African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington2:30 – 4 p.m.Historical Society of Washington, D.C.801 K Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

'Tale of Two Summers'

Teen Book Review

So, what are your plans for the summer?  Are you getting a job?  Going to camp?  Stuck in summer school?  Are your friends heading out of town and leaving you behind? Why not keep in touch by blogging?  That’s what local boys and best friends Hal and Chuck do when they are separated for the first time since they became friends.

Dispatches From The Front

Firsthand accounts of the Zombie Wars

Ahead of the release of World War Z, we've assembled some dispatches from across the globe during the Zombie Wars that weren't included in the original report.Note -- These first-hand accounts are not for the faint of heart. If you can't stomach reading about zombies or gore, read elsewhere.-- Ed.

Pop!: Meet Dante

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr.

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28

Big stories for a really big guy!

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28.  Who’s Paul Bunyan, you ask?  Well, he’s the biggest, tallest lumberjack ever to walk on American soil.  He’s so big, he dug the Great Lakes so that his pet ox, Babe, would have a place to drink. He’s so big, his kitchen is ten miles square.

A Scrabble Club at MLK?

Your thoughts on a Great Hall Scrabble Hour

Would you be interested in playing in a Great Hall Scrabble Hour? Can you visualize these marble halls as tables of participants match their vocabulary and their wits?

Leading a Life of Balance Through Meditation

Learn meditation and relaxation techniques. Tuesday, June 18 in Room 221. In this busy, fast-paced world, a balanced life often seems like an elusive commodity. Join Ms. Karin Silverman as she presents effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.

Book Review: 'The Audacity of Hops'

The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution

Tom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution has a lot to offer beyond its catchy title and is sure to quench your thirst for beer knowledge. The growth of craft beers in this country has been swift over the past 30 years.