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.

Meet Teen Authors Reginae Carter & Bria Williams

Author Talk for Paparazzi Princesses

• Have you met any published authors who are also teens?• Would you like to know what it's like to be the children of world famous musicians?• Do you want to hear how other teens are turning their passions for music, acting and fashion into reality?

Teen Summer Reading

Beneath the Surface: Female Protagonists

From the comfort of your home or in the company of friendly and engaged teens at Teen Space, go online and sign up for Summer Reading. The reading theme is Beneath the Surface but there is no secret about the prizes and programs offered to teens this summer. The details are online and printed out in Teen Space.

Programs in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Mediterranean Food Safari

Are you ready to explore new taste experiences? Would you be willing to try a mushroom chickpea burger? Have you ever heard of pomegranate molasses?Jump aboard the Teen Space Caravan Express to see what is relished in Israel and the Republic of Georgia.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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

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Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth. July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJuly 1-31 – International Zine Month

Independence Day Grilling Guide

Grilling and Barbecue Cookbooks Just In Time for the Festivities!

Independence Day is coming!  The grill is waiting and your family and friends have high expectations. Don't drop the ball; check out these digital e-book cookbooks on your mobile device or tablet and try a new, exciting recipe.

Electrifying Science Course for Kids

GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer Program

Learning science should be fun, and this summer, DC Public Library will again partner with GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program to bring an engaging and exciting science program to 13 branches. Last summer, the focus was on chemistry and this year, children will learn about physical science and electricity.

Summer Movies

With the return of summer, comes the return of outdoor film festivals. Take advantage of the opportunity to sit outside with the family and enjoy the films of your childhood, whenever that was!