Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please refer to for more information on interim services.

Talking Book Club, Sept. 18

'Kinsey and Me,' by Sue Grafton

For this month's Talking

Women: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

The opportunity to seek and keep employment is a basic right of every individual in the United States. This right not only allows you to pursue a career of your choice, but grants you more diverse opportunities to choose where to live, where to send children for school, and the proximity to social and community activities.

Celebrating Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. 

'DC By the Book' at WalkingTown DC this Week

Debuting several new DC fiction tours in the app

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Happy birthday to children's author Roald Dahl, who would have turned 98 today, Sept. 13!

Black-out Poetry Night

Wield Your Pen for Good!

Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. We'll be discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week, so here's a chance to wield your pens and markers for good and create something refreshing! Pieces will be used in a display on the second floor.

Film Tribute to Robin Williams

Celebrate the Actor's Life & Work on Mondays in September!

Out of School? No Worries...

The Lynda Lounge will keep your digital skills up-to-date!

Ever get that wistful feeling just as leaves start to turn before they rustle to the ground? Do the sights and sounds of Autumn remind you of your own school daze? Not ready to re-enroll, but want to learn new things at your own pace, without a hit to your wallet?  The Lynda Lounge was created for you!

Alexis DeVeaux and Friends

Alexis DeVeaux presents Her Latest Novel

Meet author Alexis DeVeaux on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, as she presents her latest novel, Yabo. Alexis DeVeaux's work is defined by two critical concerns: making the racial and sexual experiences of black female characters central, and disrupting boundaries between forms.