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.

Happy Holidays!

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Oct. 1-31 – National Cyber Security Awareness Month Oct. 1-31 – National Stop Bullying Month

2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Expo

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities and community partners present the 2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

It's True!

Reading Nonfiction with Young Children

Do you know a child who is obsessed with dinosaurs?

Book Club with a Beat

A reading group for music lovers!

Got a love of music? Want to know more about your favorite band?Join us the first Tuesday of every month to read great books about your favorite music and musicians!  

Do Your Ears A Favor!

The definitive L.A. Theatre Works collection now available


Vocal Mixing Workshop

Enhance your audio production skills

The Vocal Mixing Workshop at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library gives teens ages 13-19 who are upcoming producers and recording artists an opportunity to enhance their audio production skills. 

Read to Your Baby

Think your baby is too young to be introduced to reading?Not at all!Reading to your baby helps your baby become familiar with books and sets the stage for your baby to learn how to read. Children who are read to when they are very young are more ready to learn to read when they start school. When you are reading to your baby, it is more important to focus on the sound of words, rather than the meaning of the words.Select books with rhymes, songs, and interesting sounds. Books with animal sounds are always fun. You can make the animal sounds together.

Gaming Fun at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

If you like to play games of any type, whether video games, board games or card games, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is becoming one of the best free places downtown to do so. Several programs are held each month for gamers of all types.  

Congratulations, Christopher!

Winner of the Kindle Fire Summer Reading Raffle

The Children's Staff at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library would like to extend a huge congratulations to Christopher, the winner of the Kindle Fire raffle for completing this year's summer reading program for 6-12-year-olds, Fizz Boom Read. His name was drawn out of many fantastic readers who completed the program this summer.

Books and Music

Episode 1: Battle Royale

Anne, Ashton, and TaChalla have taken their two favorite things and created the greatest podcast ever! Join the talented trio as they discuss the psychological thriller, Battle Royale by Koshun Takami, and the tunes to match it.