Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: learn more at Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) began on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please visit for more information on interim services.
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“Wind Me Up Chuck:” The Influence of Chuck Brown and Go-Go as D.C. History

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

In celebration, commemoration and appreciation of Chuck Brown, the late “Godfather of Go-Go,” please join us to watch two seminal videos that provide insight to the go-go music genre in D.C. “The Legend of Cool Disco Dan” (2013, 90 minutes) chronicles the life of graffiti artist Dan Hogg and DC in the 1980s. “The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up” (Disc 2, 2002, 65 minutes). Chuck in concert at the 9:30 Club.
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“Wind Me Up Chuck:” The Influence of Chuck Brown and Go-Go as D.C. History

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Museum of American History, please join us for this panel discussion, moderated by William Reynolds of the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, which will feature three speakers with a wealth of knowledge about Chuck Brown, go-go music and its narrative in the political and social history of D.C.
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Twitter Chat: #AsktheLabs

Monday, August 28, 2017, 1:00 pm

Twice a month, staff from the Labs at DC Public Library take over the Twittersphere to answer your questions about makerspaces, video and audio production, and personal digital archiving in the library. You can prepare by reading up on the Labs and their offerings here, or send us photos of the awesome things you've made and learned in one of our spaces.  

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:00 pm

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in room 103 at the Library Express branch of the DC Public Library at 1990 K Street NW (entrance between 19th St. and 20th St.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.