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.

5th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair & Forum

This event, on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, is for:youths and young adults with disabilities (middle & high school)parents/families/caregiverseducatorsprofessionalscommunity organizations.All are invited to learn about transition into employment, education, and independence at this two-day event.

'Revolutionary Summer'

The summer of 1776 was a spectacle of war, politics, and the birth of a new nation.  Revolutionary Summer is the latest book by author and historian Joseph Ellis, which deals with this tumultuous and formative period in America’s

'Blood and Chocolate' by Annette Curtis Klause

Considering that October is a month where everything spooky and scary comes out to prowl, reading a book with supernatural creatures is a pretty safe bet.

Celebrating American Archives Month: October 2013

Meet Special Collections Librarian/Oral Historian Kelly Navies

Celebrating American Archives MonthOct. 1-31, 2013Imagine yourself at a social meet and greet.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Using easily accessible materials, one man is building his very own electric car:

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

The Month of October IsAll Science Fiction and Horror !!!!Special Blood-Sucking Double Feature Halloween Week!

Learn About the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

A parent quizzes young children on what is now old technology:

Diabetes Session

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Diabetes educator Helen Jenkins, RN, CDE, who has been hosting the Diabetes Wellness Workshops on the first Tuesday of each month here at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, is going to do a longer program here on Saturday, Oct. 19 in conjunction with the DC HealthLink Health Fair. 

African-American Press Exhibit on Display in A-Level Lobby

The public is invited to visit the lobby of the A-Level at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to view an exhibit of ten front pages from notable African-American newspapers and magazines.