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.

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

Audio Storytelling: Footprints of Puerto Rico

Each month, the MLK library hosts an Audio Storytelling Workshop in the Digital Commons. Over the course of this four-week class, students learn the skills needed to make an audio piece of their very own. Pieces students create range from anything from personal radio diaries to interviews to non-narrative sonic explorations.

World Press Freedom Day

In Our Collections, and Beyond

World Press Freedom Day was May 3. The holiday, a joint UN/UNESCO effort, seeks to celebrate journalists who face consequences for their work and bring awareness to the obstacles that hinder press freedom worldwide.

The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.


Wild Women of Washington, D.C. A History of Disorderly Conduct from the Ladies of the District