Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please refer to for more information on interim services.

Jacob Lawrence: Story Painter

In celebration of Black History Month, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library presents a program on one of the most significant Black artists. Jacob Lawrence's career spanned the period from the Harlem Renaissance to 1997. His distinctive artwork chronicles the migration of African Americans and tells the stories of ordinary people as well as heroes.

Talking Book Club Feb. 20

'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese

Ethiopia, 1954. Twin brothers Shiva and Marion Stone’s Indian-nun mother dies during their birth and their British father abandons them. As revolution brews decades later, Marion, a surgeon, flees to America, where he eventually confronts his past.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Feb. 1-28 – Library Lovers Month   Feb. 2 – Bonza Bottler Day

Knitty Gritty Committee With a Twist

Ever wanted to take the next step in your knit work with those cool twists and turns, but didn't know how or know where to start?The Knitty Gritty Committee is here to help! For February, MLK's knitting circle will explore cabling! 

"Malcolm, Martin, Medgar" a play by A. Peter Bailey

What would these three political icons have to say if they were with us today?

Please join us in the Great Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. for a staged reading of the play, "Malcolm, Martin,  Medgar," by noted author and journalist, A. Peter Bailey. Bailey is the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher: A Memoir.This special presentation will be narrated by Malaak Shabazz, the youngest daughter of the Malcolm X. 

'Survival Lessons' by Alice Hoffman

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman is a paean to life. 

ReelAbilities Film Festival at DC Public Library

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

Sexy and Safe for Valentines Day

Awareness is Sexy

To prepare for the upcoming season of love, the Teen Space will be offering FREE and confidential HIV testing, a sexual health information session, interactive activities, and free condoms from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15!

See us at the Spy Museum!

Open Doors Access: Operation Undercover

Intrigued by the International Spy Museum? Who isn’t?! Now’s a great time to visit. 

Family Fun Time visits Ancient Egypt!

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to where the pyramids were built, pharaohs ruled and mummies were all the rage?  Now's your chance!Join us in the Children's Room on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. for an Ancient Egypt-themed Family Fun Time! Enjoy a story, game and craft for kids of all ages.