Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
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Online Learning

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10:00 am

In October, the Adult Learning Department will begin offering online learning and tutoring for adults who want to study for the GED exam.  Students must complete a registration form and attend an orientation through Zoom to receive help.  
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1:00 pm

If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
Grand Reading Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

STEM Time: Autumn

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:00 pm

Join us for STEM Time as we perform experiments together!  Love STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)?  Fall is here and as the autumn coolness comes to our city, the leaves on the trees will start changing color.  It’s the perfect time to learn the science behind that change and understand the science of trees.  We’ll collect leaves, chart their differences, and perform experiments to understand how trees transform.
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:00 pm

If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:00 pm

If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
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Certiport Exams from Home: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 4:00 pm

If you need to Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified, the DC Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is pleased to offer Certiport’s Exams from Home Service. This remote testing solution allows you to take the 2016 or 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the convenience and safety of your own home or office, and it is FREE to you through our partnership with OSSE.
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Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

Celebrate the reopening of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library with a series of virtual events! The monthly concert series, Chamber Music at Noon, returns with a live stream performance in the new auditorium. Vasily Popov, cello, and Ralitza Pacheva, piano, perform classical works with a focus on obscure composers!  Click here to watch. This program is made possible by the DC Public Library Foundation  
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Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00 pm

Join DC Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m for a virtual screening of the documentary, Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote followed by a moderated panel discussion.
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Research 101: DC Punk

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00 pm

Learn about available online resources from the DC Public Library Punk Archive, featuring materials from various donors to our collection. Examples will include scans of flyers, zines and an emphasis on the venues and bands documented.  This will be a virtual event with limited attendance. Please reserve your space on Eventbrite to be sent login information.