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.

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.

'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.