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.

Juneteenth 2014 Celebration

Join the Aspiring Writers Circle and Library Staff Read-In

Have you thought about joining the Aspiring Writers Circle, but just haven't gotten around to it?  Been looking for a project to spark your creativity?  Well, here's your chance! 

Story of My Life

Writing Your Memoirs Workshop with Cynthia Kane

Learn how to put your life into words in this writing workshop facilitated by Cynthia Kane.

Insignia by S. J. Kincaid

Outside of reading, one of the greatest passions many geeks have is games.  I love to play video games and trading card games myself.  The library has a variety of books on different types of games that will help you learn how to be a better player, as well as

Safe Today; Healthy Tomorrow

May: Older Americans Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is celebrating Older Americans Month with a display of safety tips and books on older Americans. By using the catching slogan from ACL (Administration for Community Living), the display includes a variety of books from the collection of the DC Public Library.

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

A Book Club with the Ask Rayceen Show, Our Monthly LGBT Outreach

The Boys in the BandMart Crowley's groundbreaking play is this month's title!Monday, June 2, 2014

'A Long, Fatal Love Chase' by Louisa May Alcott

Talking Book Club, June 19

Written in 1866, A Long Fatal Love Chase is now published for the first time.

Check It or Leave It?

Episode 4: "Damselflies"

TaChalla and Peter tackle the fantasy genre in this episode. To help us, we are joined by one of DC Public Library's very own fantasy experts! Click on the podcast to find out who it is.

May Books & Bars Preview: "The Dinner" by Herman Koch

Join Maggie and Anne as they discuss their upcoming book picks for Book Club with a Beat and Books & Bars Book Club.

Lit It Up: New Books in Literature

 HOLD UP. We have new literature books and they're pretty great. Here's a sample of some of our favorite new titles.

W.E.B. Du Bois's "Exhibit of American Negroes"

Happy National Photography Month