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.

Morehouse College Glee Club to Perform at MLK Library

Morehouse College Glee Club in Concert

 The District of Columbia Public Library is proud to present its annual concert featuring the Morehouse College Glee Club.Join us on Friday, March 22 for DCPL’s annual concert of magnificence featuring The Morehouse College Glee Club, from Morehouse College in Atlanta. 

Papal Election 2013

As most folks know (unless you’ve been asleep for the last week or so) Pope Benedict XVI retired as head of one of the world’s oldest institutions – The Roman Catholic Church.

7 Up, Part 8

If you have never viewed Michael Apted's monumental Up documentaries, now is the time to do it.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!!

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Book Group: Fiction and Films

March Selection: Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

This month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading Mrs.

Book Meet-Ups March 7 at 4 p.m.

Fantastical and Wicked

Teen Space welcomes all with books out of the ordinary.  Join Teens on March 7 at 4 p.m. to meet-up with novels about strong female and male characters.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss to many, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host two children's events to celebrate this revered children’s author and illustrator.

A Good Reference Source: The World Book Encyclopedia

Sometimes your teacher assigns a project or report that requires more than one print resource. Have you ever thought about using an encyclopedia? Although DC Public Library has a variety and wealth of print resources, sometimes the material desired is not available or there may only be one print source available.

From Black History to Women's History

Resources for Teens

As Black History Month comes to end and Women's History Month begins, take some time to read about the combined histories of women and people of African descent. Here are a few book titles that may interest teens.