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.

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.  

Author Talk with Larry Witham

The Italian Renaissance is best known by its three great artists,

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Celebrating the Great Children's Book Author and Illustrator

STEAM Team: The Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth

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

Once Upon A Time...

For Princes and Princesses Only

Every child should experience being royalty at least once in his/her lifetime. The Youth Services team would like to offer an opportunity for children to be crowned princes and princesses for a day. All of our local princes and princesses in-training are cordially invited to attend our royal affair.

"Dream Big Like Me" Open Mic Night

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent activism played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement, particularly protesting racial discrimination in federal and state law. DC Public Library is continuing that legacy during Black History Month with the “Dream Big Like Me” video contest.

Children's Author Calvin A. Ramsey Surprises MLK Staff

His books are Black History Month favorites

An award-winning children’s author, Calvin A. Ramsey, surprised staff in the Children’s Room at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library when he stopped in on Jan. 27.