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.

'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.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: March 1 – Plan A Solo Vacation Day    March 1 – Refired, Not Retired DayMarch 1 – World Compliment Day

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

March features great film directors: Spike Lee, Davie Lean and David O. Russell!Call 202-727-1291 or 202-727-1295 for titles and more information.

Mardi Gras for Kids!

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It is the Tuesday just before Lent in the Christian calendar, when people would feast before fasting during the Lenten season.  Another word for Mardi Gras is Carnival, which is celebrated all over the world!

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Every Thursday in March

A four-week podcasting course in Audio Storytelling will be held the Digital Commons in March. Each class will meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Access to recording equipment and registration is required.