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.

The Nationals Visit the Library!

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers 

Digital Commons, One Year and 780 3-D Prints Later

A year and a day ago, the DC Public Library opened the Digital Commons.  Today, the 11,000 square-foot room is a popular place for entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, tech novices and students.   Featuring 3-D printers, a book printing machine and more than 80 public computers, Digital Commons is a pace where the public can connect, collaborate, co-work and learn new technology for free.

Featured: a reading group for all things info policy, tech, Internet, & bookish

July Articles

This month's Featured articles discuss Facebook & Your Data.

And the winner is...

This past June, we asked for people to vote on the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club's new name. Now the votes are in. From now on, the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club will be known as... Novum!

"The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness

The highly anticipated finale in the 'All Souls Trilogy'

After waiting so long for the conclusion of this series, this book immediately starts out where the second title left off. We come into the story having left Diana and Matthew discovering themselves and their 

Now You See It, Now You Don't! Masked Colors in Nature

A STEAM Team Program with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Science and Art intersect in this week's STEAM Team on Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. here in the Children's Room (200) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Family Fun Time: Sending Mail

Let's celebrate letter writing and mail delivery! Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m in the Children's Room (Room 200).  

Listen! Stephen Wade on the Banjo and American Folk Music

a DCPL Podcast

Stephen Wade, Grammy nominated musician and author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience joined Anne and Maggie for another DCPL podcast last week.

German-English Storytime

The Children’s Program Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was filled with multilingual greetings a few weeks ago, as librarians and storytime attendees alike practiced saying Guten Tag and Hallo during a very special German-English storytime.  Thanks to our friends at the Goethe Institut, who helped advertise the program, we had a great turnout … some of whom spoke German, as well as many others who didn’t.  We all had a great time singing and learning together.

Harry Potter Party at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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