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Service Alert

The Anacostia Library will be closed from Monday, July 22 - Sunday, Aug. 4 for a scheduled facilities project. Learn more on the Anacostia Library page.

Have Your Best Summer Gathering with a little help from your DC Public Library Card!

The summer season comes with ample opportunities to meet up with friends, family and neighbors at your home, in a neighborhood park or right on your block. Upgrade your hosting game with FREE resources, available with your DC Public Library Card!


Wednesday August 8, 2024  Five Lane Seaside Pool and Resort  300 PM

Take a class on how to use Canva’s web-based graphic design software with the Adult Learning Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and share the who, what, when and where in style!

See Upcoming Computer Classes at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Are you a graphic design pro? Pop down to the Labs at MLK Library to use pro software like Adobe Creative Suite to both create your invitations and potentially retouch any great event photos you want to share with your friends and family!

Visit the Labs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Event Supplies and Decor

Garland outside in the sun at a party

If your event is in a public space, DC Public Library has partnered with the DC Office of Planning to bring you their Event Lending Library to the Labs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The Lending Library has two (2) kits with event supplies like tables, chairs, tents and more.

Learn More About the Event Supplies Library

Learn how to craft party decor like no-sew garland, floral arrangements, gift bags for favors and simple photo-shoot backdrops with unlimited classes in Creativebug!

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Party Playlist

Multigenerational family griling outside

Keep the party grooving with unlimited streaming music with no ads with Freegal Music+! Play your favorite artist, choose one of their many summery playlists or be your own DJ by creating a custom playlist just for your get together.

Start Streaming with Freegal Music+


Put together. a lip-smacking menu with a diverse variety of cookbooks and cooking magazines available at your neighborhood library or right from you device using the Libby app.

Cooking Magazines