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.

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.

Celebrating American Archives Month: October 2013

Meet Special Collections Photo Archivist Mark Greek

Celebrating American Archives MonthOct. 1-31, 2013

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Detectives are solving crimes with the help of cyber forensics:

Columbus Day Weekend and Indigenous People's Day

Columbus Day marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, and will be observed Monday, Oct. 14. The European discovery of the "New World" in the 15th century had dramatic consequences for nearly everyone on Earth. The era of European exploration expanded global trade and colonization, and led to the establishment of the United States. 

The Wednesday Night Liar's Club

The Fine Art of Persuasion

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, we will conduct a social experiment celebrating the tall tale.

Let's Talk Books Over Lunch!

Join the Brown Bag Book Club and walk away with a free book and a snack

Want to join a book club, but think you don't have time?  Like book clubs, but don't like the book selections?  Want to talk books with other readers, but you'd rather eat lunch?  The Brown Bag Book Club is perfect for you! 

Nice to Meet You!

New faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

Along with our new, expanded library hours, we are happy to have so many fabulous new employees!Here is an interview with one of our new library associates. Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name? Whitney.