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.

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Adaptive Services Banned Books Week Screening

In honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Division will present an audio described screening of

Sign Up for the Audio Storytelling Workshop!

Thursdays in September

Learn the basics of audio storytelling!

Happy Holidays!!!

It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below. Sep. 1 – Chicken Boy’s BirthdaySep.  1-30 – Library Card Sign-Up Month

Read This NOT That!

Episode 3: Outlander v. The Time Traveler's Wife

This episode is dedicated to those science-fiction romance lovers. Well...mostly romance with a hint of science fiction.

DC Public Library and Museum of Science Fiction Partnership

Interview with Chair of Programs at Museum of Science Fiction of Science

The DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction have partnered to present the a series of science fiction films hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Check It or Leave it?

Episode 8: A Fold in the Tent of the Sky

Your favorite book club is back! This episode, Peter and TaChalla, tackle science-fiction, again. A Fold in the Tent of the Sky by Michael Hale. What do you think, check it, or leave it?

Family Fun Time

Back to School Fun

Do your kids have the Back to School blues? Take time to regroup after the first week of school with our Family Fun Time! Join us this Saturday at 2 p.m. for Back to School stories and crafts.Children will make pencil toppers and bookmarks. Need some titles to help with the transition back to class? Try these:

The Birmingham Jail Players Present:

A Celebration of the Freedom to Read and Our Favorite Challenged Authors!

Please join us in the Great Hall on Wednesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a very special program in honor of Banned Books Week. The Birmingham Jail Players, a group of lively DCPL employees who came together for King Week earlier this year, reunite to celebrate Banned Books Week by reciting excerpts from the works of their favorite challenged authors.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday!!!September's films feature romance, comedy and lots of action!Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Hart and Zac Efron!!