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.

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.

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

A Monthly LGBT Community Outreach

presentsWyatt O'Brian EvansAn Evening with the author, entertainer and motivational speaker,a true Renaissance Man!Monday, August 4 at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5  for more information call

Children's Celebration of Bastille Day

On Saturday, July 12, both children and adults celebrated Bastille Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The first Bastille day occurred on July 14, 1789, when the Parisians stormed the Bastille, freed the prisoners, and took the building apart, stone by stone. This was the beginning of the French Revolution. Why did Parisians storm the Bastille? The Parisians stormed the Bastille because they were tired of the way that King Louis the 16th was running the country. The commoners were treated unfairly, and while the rich became richer, the poor could barely survive.

A Movie about Noah and the Ark--and Books, Too

Featured Movie Tuesday July 29 at 6 p.m. in A-5

Think you know all about the story of Noah and how he built an ark?  There's more to it all than you might think.

DC Public Library Foundation Open Call for Exhibition

“Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event