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 - The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973

On Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m., Kathleen Frydl will talk about her new book, The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Books for Children

Shalom!  Did you know that May is National Jewish American Heritage Month?Come to the Children's Room to learn more about the vibrant and diverse culture of Jewish American people.From history and biographies, to picture books and graphic novels, we've got you covered! Here are a few great picks to get you started:

LP Recordings at MLK

The MLK Library has a large collection of music CDs in the Popular Services Department, but many of our users may be  surprised to learn that the library also has a large collection of LP music recordings in the Information Services Department on the second floor in Room 209. This collection contains recordings from the 1940s through the 1990s, and includes classical, popular, religious, folk, worl

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...Edvard Munch

From May 19 to July 28, the National Gallery of Art will feature the exhibit "Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute," which will include the Norwegian artist's most famous work, The Scream.

Patents and Trademarks: The Basics

An Informational Workshop

Come and learn the basic facts about the U.S. patenting and trademark process on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Room 220.  This workshop is presented in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  

Teen Book Review

With summer vacation only a few weeks away, I’m sure many of you are making plans for what to do with your free time.  But as the saying goes, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  Don’t believe me?

A Book for 'Downton Abbey' Fans

'Life Below Stairs': True Lives of Edwardian Servants

I discovered Downton Abbey recently, and so was fascinated with Life Below Stairs.  I just

Reading Through Time and Space: Mystical, Magical Deserts!

Sand, sun ... and sword fighting!

Though the lush, wet spring weather is a pleasure in its own right, I can't help but sometimes yearn for searing heat, blinding sun and a climate so sparse and dry, you'd think lawn mowing and flash floods were just another urban legend. For this installation of Reading Through Time and Space, let's grab a book and journey to the desert!  To mystical, magical, unnamed deserts, where things are not always what they seem and just about can -- and does -- happen.  

Sarah Dessen on June 4

Meet the best-selling author!

Best-selling author Sarah Dessen, will talk about her new book The Moon and More in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr.