Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: learn more at dclibrary.org/mlkfuture. 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 dclibrary.org/mlkinterim for more information on interim services.

Read This NOT That!

Episode 2: The Hunger Games v. Battle Royale

The wait is over! Your favorite librarians, Anne and TaChalla, are back with episode 2 of Read This NOT That! And this time it's edgier than before.

Science in the Summer: Exploring the Living World

On July 26 and August 2, budding biologists in grades two through six asked and answered lots of questions about the living (and non-living) world, and about science in general: what is a hypothesis? What do you need to make an observation? Is water a living thing? What are living things composed of? 

Did you know that the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club has a mailing list?

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Happy Holidays

Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three day weekend.  But not in the United States.  (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?)  Even though most of us don’t have a three day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below. August 1-7 – International Clown Week

Can you really play a 3-D printed flute?

VOTING HAS CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who voted, and be sure to check out our live stream to watch the winning item being created!

Family Fun Time: Sporty Saturday

Basketball, soccer, tennis, football, squash, baseball, track and field, lacrosse, field hockey, badminton.... so many sports, so little time.While it's true that a library isn't the place to run around, that's exactly what we're going to do for Family Fun Time: Sporty Saturday on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library.

Check It or Leave It?

"Broken Angel"

We are back with another episode! Join Peter and TaChalla in their discussion of Broken Angel  by Brian Knight. Guess who would rather check it or leave it.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Pop Movies, Every TuesdayOur films for August include action, science fiction, drama and a camp classic!

It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Aint Got That Swing: U Street Memories from Duke Ellington to Marvin Gaye

A Celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists.

Audio Storytelling: Another Brick in the Wall

For "Another Brick in the Wall," Mia G. asked people to think back to high school and reminisce about their least favorite assigned reading experience.

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