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.

Furry, Scaly, Feathery Fun

Family Fun Time Salutes Pets

From hegdehogs to potbelly pigs to parakeets to St. Bernards, family pets come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived in the White House.

Get Your Knitty Gritty On

Come join the Knitty Gritty Committee (KGC) during the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month with yarn bombing. Yarn bombing can be as easy or elaborate as you want it to be which makes it a fun fiber craft for anyone and everyone regardless of your skill level.

Harriet Tubman: In Celebration of A Soldier

A Women's History Month Observance

Please join us on in the Great Hall on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a Women's History Month program honoring the life of Harriet Tubman.This multi-sensory event features:Poet Cyd Charisse FultonHistorian C.R. GibbsThe Washington Revels Jubilee VoicesDjembe Drummer Doc PowellModerated by none other than "Sistah" Joy Alford!

STEAM Team: Painting Music

Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children ages 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  

'Prince George's County And the Civil War: Life on the Border'

 Bordered by the federal capital but separated from Virginia and the Confederacy only by the Potomac River, the citizens of Prince George's County found themselves on the front lines of the Civil War.As Maryland's largest slave-owning county, some joined the Confederacy while many remained loyal to the Union.

'Fire on the Bayou'

'True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront'

In Fire on the Bayou, Howard Feinstein tells the story of the struggle to enforce civil rights laws and fight hate crimes in the South (and a couple of more n

On Demand Publishing Arrives to the Digital Commons!

On demand self-publishing is now availible in the Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!Do you have an original work? Want to print a public domain title?  Now is the time.  

Tribute to Peter O'Toole

Books on Film series spotlights 'Lawrence of Arabia'

This epic award-winning adventure is inspired by the true exploits of British army officer T.E. Lawrence, and is one of the most influential films of the 20th century.

Let's Learn to Code!

DIY @ Your Library for Teen Tech Week

Hey you! Like spending lots of time on Facebook and Instagram? Sure. But have you ever wondered how an app works or how to build a website? Learning different programming languages to do all that is much simpler than you think!

The Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet in Concert

 Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music, music of African American composers and heritage music? If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, America’s oldest all-male collegiate glee club.