Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library


Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.  January has something for everyone: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and Action! Jan. 6  Maleficent  Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this dark fairytale. 97 mins. 2014 PG Jan. 13  The Lady Vanishes  

A snowflake to read by.

Good Book Giveaway, Holiday Style!

Win a free book to gift to yourself or someone you love

The Good Book Giveaway returns just in time for the holiday season.  If you are thinking of giving a book as a gift or just need something to read in your travels, try your luck.   A list of books available is listed on the entry form found at the link below.  Readers can win fiction or nonfiction titles. The Giveaway will end at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19th. Winners will be notified by Saturday, Dec. 20th. Winners will have until Saturday, Jan. 10 to pick up their prized book.  Pick a book, any book for a chance to win:

Book covers for Adult Services December staff picks.

What We're Reading This December

Staff Picks For Our Holiday Hiatus

Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel?  Take a breath and read.  We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books.  Here are some of our picks: Kari

Priests by Michael Andrade

Library Basement Show with Priests, Blockhead and Nox

A review of last week's show

On Thursday, Dec. 4, more than 250 people came to the MLK Jr. Memorial Library for our second Library Basement Show. The talented teenagers Nox opened the show, followed by hardcore Blockhead, and topped with elegant yet angry Priests!


Check It or Leave it?

Episode 11: Santa and Pete

Peter and TaChalla try to get into the Christmas spirit with the heart-warming novel, Santa and Pete by Christopher Moore and Pamela Johnson.

Perfidia book cover

Featured Author: James Ellroy

James Ellroy experienced two tragedies in his childhood and teen years: his mother’s unsolved murder and his father’s passing years later. James also took a step into the criminal world and paid for his actions.

From Real Estate Plat-Book of Washington, District of Columbia, Vol. 1, 1892

MapStory Warper Testing

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

Please join DC Public Library Special Collections and the MapStory team for a fun night of hands-on Warper testing on Wednesday. MapStory's Warper tool lets you plot scanned maps and aerial images in the geographic space of a digital map.

Hand of Cards

STEAM Team: Card Games Using Math

Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

Do you like playing games and want to practice your math skills in a fun way?  If so, please join the STEAM Team on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room (Room 200). STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  

Mr Penumbra Book Cover

Books and Music

Episode 2: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store

Woo-Hoo! Episode 2 is finally here!  This episode's pick is a lot less gory and much more upbeat. A book for book lovers, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, will warm the cockles of your heart. The Story:

Azar Nafisi

'The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books'

An evening with author Azar Nafisi

Please join us in the Great Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a very special evening with Azar Nafisi, bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, as she shares her latest work, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books.