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.

Washingtoniana Photo Archivist Gives Author Talk & Radio Interview

Mark Greek Will Discuss His New Book "Washington DC Protests"

Join us on Tuesday December 15th at 6:30pm as Washingtoniana Photo Archivist Mark Greek discusses his new book: "Washington DC Protests: Scenes from Home Rule to the Civil Rights Movement."  The author talk will take place in the Washingtoniana Division, Room 307.Also, don't miss Mark as he appears on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU 88.5) Tuesday afternoon at 1pm. He will discuss his book and the topic of Home Rule with other guests, including WTOP political analyst Mark Plotkin.

Writing Workshop – I Can Write

Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

No Homes for the Brave: Homelessness and Veterans' Issues

Monday, December 14 2009, 6:30 p.m.

DC Public Library's Teens of Distinction Program, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), launches the first in a series of seven presentations about homelessness.This month, we explore the issue of veterans and homelessness. Join the library and the coalition as we delve deeper into this complex issue. Featured are veterans' and homelessness advocates from NCH's Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau and the Baltimore-based organization, Beans and Bread. Monday December 14, 6:30-8:30 pm., Room A10.

Genealogy Workshop Series

Cemetery Records With Paul Sluby

The third in the series of lunchtime genealogy workshops will be an intensive session on researching cemetery records conducted by Paul Sluby, author of numerous books on the records of cemeteries in the Washington area. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at noon. Call 202-727-1213 to register.

Geneaology Workshop Series

Washingtoniana Division Offers Workshops on Researching Your D.C. Ancestors

Following up on the first in the series, Introduction to Genealogy, the Division will offer the following lunchtime sessions:GENEALOGY ELECTRONIC RESOURCESOct 28, 2009 - noonThis workshop will focus on instruction in the use of databases for doing genealogical research, such as HeritageQuest and the Washington Post Historic Database. CEMETERY RECORDS WITH PAUL SLUBYNov 18, 2009 - noon

Get Ready for College

High School Seniors, Check Out the Library’s Resources

November is a busy time for high school seniors.  Many college early admission applications are due.  The November and December SATs loom. Seniors need to write and edit personal statements and essays.  At every part of the college application process, the DC Public Library can help students.

It’s SPOOK-tacular!

Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Children’s Division, as we get “Scared Silly” on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 2 p.m.

Public Parking to End at MLK

Effective November 15, 2009, public parking will no longer be available at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. N.W.  The nearest paid parking is available on 8th Street (PEPCO Building) and on H Street between 9th and 10th streets.

Genealogy for Beginners

Washingtoniana librarians will host the first in a series of genealogy classes for beginners Wednesday, October 14 at 12 noon in Room 307 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  Please call (202) 727-1213 for more information.

Let’s Talk About Books

Let's hear what you think about what you read!  Come and share during our monthly book discussion on pre-selected novels, plays, poetry or short stories. Check the calendar, or call the literature staff at 202-727-1281 to find out which title is planned for the next discussion. The meeting is held at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, in room 221 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.