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.

The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.


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


Family Fun Time - Black and White

Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. focusing on black and white. We'll read stories with black and white illustrations, and even put together some secret messages in black and white. 

DIY Book Charms

Teen Space Art Attack

Every Monday at 4:00 p.m, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space staff hosts Art Attack, a program designed for teenagers ages 13-19 to bring out their creativity and take home a self-made product.  This week, on Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m., we will be making book charms based on our favorite literature for young adults.  

Pop!: Meet Emily

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

With the weather keeping caregivers and children inside this week, don’t forget the stories and songs that can chase the grey clouds away. Use these books and rhymes to Sing, Talk, and Read with your children about the wet weather.Videos to help you SING about rain It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Author Talk with Susan Katz Miller

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the DC Public Library is pleased to welcome author Susan Katz Miller.[[{"type":"media",

Verve: the Sound of America

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, check out this incredible new book, 

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

May's Popular Movies cover all manner of cinema: Romance, Drama, Action, Comedy and Suspense!Featuring Kate Winslet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Hart and more!Call 202-727-1291 for titles and more information