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.

One City Mayoral Awards Nominees

Congratulations to nominated library employees!

Congratulations to the library employees nominated for the One City Mayoral Awards!

Celebrate Halloween Comic Fest All Month Long!

Comic events at your favorite downtown library in October

The same folks that bring you Free Comic Book Day every May also bring you Halloween Comic Fest to further promote comics. Martin Luther King Jr.

Novum Takes Over the Brown Bag Book Club!

Who flamed better: Smaug or Fafnir?

This October, Novum is staging a takeover of the Brown Bag Book Chat, DCPL's Twitter-based book club! On Oct. 8, we'll be asking "Who is the best dragon in fantasy literature?"

Art Attack: Collage!

Think inside the box

I usually encourage young artists to color outside the lines, but a few weeks ago, at ou

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.