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.

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

Librarians Celebrate DC Punk History

Join Maggie, Michele and Anne as they discuss DC's rich punk history.

Happy Holidays!

Finally, it’s warm!!! Barbeques, Memorial Day celebrations, and the end of school is just ahead… along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 DayMay 1 – National Day of Reason

Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?

There's a mystery at Martin Luther King Jr. Library and we need your help! Come out to the Children's Room (200) on May 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. to join our story time detective crew and help us solve a mystery during our Family Fun Time. 

You Can Make a Collage

Join Us for an Eric Carle Inspired Family Fun Time

While the name Eric Carle often brings to mind images of a caterpillar or a brown bear, his career in picture book art can be attributed to a lobster. Carle first worked in New York City as a graphic designer with an advertising agency. His rendering of a lobster in an ad was seen by Bill Martin Jr.

Last Minute Prom Tips & Tricks

Prom Expo's Guide to Your Night on a Budget

Are you getting things together for prom a bit late this year? Did you miss the Prom Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library? On a budget? Don't panic. This is a guide just for you. Below you will find pro tips from participants of the Prom Expo that are affordable and will help with last minute planning.1. Make your own Corsage or Boutonniere!

Happy Halfoween!

Because October 31 is Never Enough

Do you love spooky stories?  Dressing up in costumes?  Is one day a year – October 31 -- not enough time to truly revel in the darker side of life?Then Halfoween may be the holiday for you.  The half-birthday of Halloween, Halfoween falls on May 1 every year.

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April is nearing its end and May is not too far away. This spring we have seen many rainy days. We rarely have had an occurrence of going through three consecutive days without having to grab our rain boots and umbrellas. Although these cloudy days may make us feel a little down, we can smile knowing that beautiful flowers will be blooming in the near future.

STEAM: Money Matters

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month

The children's department wrapped up April's STEAM events with a Money Matters program. Focusing on the mathmatic properites of money, children also learned about the features, functions, and characteristics of money. They also learned about the symbols and phrases on our nation's currency. With this information children then designed thier own currency, focusing on what money might look like in the future! Want your kids to be more financially savy?Check out these titles from your local DC Public Library branch.