Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: learn more at dclibrary.org/mlkfuture. 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 dclibrary.org/roadtomlkfuture for more information on interim services.

Author Talk: Beverly Schwartz

DC Public Library welcomes Beverly Schwartz, author of Rippling: How Socia

Books & Bars

Reinventing the book club

Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club.  Books & Bars is “reinventing the book club” with promises of great food, drinks, comf

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Digital Book Club in ASL

Have an electronic reader or want to learn how to use one?If so, this book club is for YOU!We will discuss Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: the Remarkable Surgeon who Gives Children a Second Chance at Life.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Optical Illusions: You Can't Believe Your Eyes

Upcoming STEAM Team program

 Looking at the picture to the left, which man is taller?  Would you believe they are all the same size? That is because this picture is an optical illusion. Pictures like this one mislead our brains into seeing something different from what really exists. 

How to Get Your Book Published

Advice From an Agent

Diane Nine, author of Get Published: A Guide to Literary Tips, Traps & Truth, presents a free publishing seminar.  She will share some enlightening stories about the publ

Genealogy Database Workshop

Intro to Heritage Quest, the Historic Washington Post and Baltimore Afro-American databases.

Beginning to trace your Family Tree?Maybe you have researched a good amount of your family history and are seeking other resources to help you dig deeper into your roots? 

Pop!: Meet Koya

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Koya.

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

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