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.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.

Book Review: 'Shakespeare Saved My Life'

When my colleague and I first saw this book, we were both really interested in reading it. But it was on hold for someone else so we were just going to have to wait!

Good Book Giveaway

Enter to win free books from the Popular Library

Do you have a need to read? Do you suffer excitement at the thought of starting a new book? Do you experience contentment when you've read the last page of a really good one? If you're looking for a summer escape or a pageturner for the beach, then this may be the prize drawing you've been waiting for. 

Civil War Discussions

The DC Public Library is hosting two discussions on the American Civil War this June as we approach the 150th anniversaries of the battle of Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg.  We hope you will join us as we remember and discuss the nation's great trial by fire. 

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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

June 4Identity Thief Comedy about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) living it up after stealing a businessman's (Jason Bateman) identity.Directed by Seth Gordon.111 minutes, 2013. Rated R.

Three Medieval Women for Today

One of my favorite daily shows on NPR is Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. This five-minute radio program spotlights poetry and historical tidbits, usually of literary figures and historical events. Recently, he profiled Julian of Norwich (1342-1416?) and how, on that particular day in history, she had received the last of her revelations.

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Don't be insulted if they call you a bird-brain -- it means you're pretty smart! The stories of what these birds can figure out will amaze you.

Author Talk - The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973

On Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m., Kathleen Frydl will talk about her new book, The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Books for Children

Shalom!  Did you know that May is National Jewish American Heritage Month?Come to the Children's Room to learn more about the vibrant and diverse culture of Jewish American people.From history and biographies, to picture books and graphic novels, we've got you covered! Here are a few great picks to get you started: