Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

The MLK Library Renovation Blog is live. Get up to date information about the status of the project and leave your comments. Check it out.

Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014
3d printed recorderThere are dozens of files for 3-D printed instruments on Thingiverse, but how well do they really work?

This episode of "3-D Print of the Month" will try to answer this question by printing a voter-chosen wind instrument on August 14. Afterwards, an intrepid staff member will test the item and see if it really plays!

Vote below, and be sure to check out preview photos of the items after the jump:

Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Basketball, soccer, tennis, football, squash, baseball, track and field, lacrosse, field hockey, badminton.... so many sports, so little time.

While it's true that a library isn't the place to run around, that's exactly what we're going to do for Family Fun Time: Sporty Saturday on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library.

We'll read a few books and sing some songs about sports, and then we'll get active, playing some games and expending some energy - and perhaps there may even be a few Olympic medals handed out. 

"Broken Angel"

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We are back with another episode! Join Peter and TaChalla in their discussion of Broken Angel  by Brian Knight. Guess who would rather check it or leave it.

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

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014
Pop Movies, Every Tuesday
Our films for August include action, science fiction, drama and a camp classic!

A Celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Howard UniversityPlease join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists. Historical commentary will be provided by WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson.

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

For "Another Brick in the Wall," Mia G. asked people to think back to high school and reminisce about their least favorite assigned reading experience.

This piece was made for the Audio Storytelling Workshop, a monthly course held in the Digital Commons. For more information, or to sign up for the next round of classes, visit:

A Monthly LGBT Community Outreach

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014
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Wyatt O'Brian Evans
An Evening with the author, entertainer and motivational speaker,
a true Renaissance Man!
Monday, August 4 at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5  for more information call 202-727-1291

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Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Saturday, July 12, both children and adults celebrated Bastille Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The first Bastille day occurred on July 14, 1789, when the Parisians stormed the Bastille, freed the prisoners, and took the building apart, stone by stone. This was the beginning of the French Revolution. Why did Parisians storm the Bastille? The Parisians stormed the Bastille because they were tired of the way that King Louis the 16th was running the country. The commoners were treated unfairly, and while the rich became richer, the poor could barely survive. Bastille Day was declared the national French holiday on July 6, 1880. You may not know this, but the key to the Bastille can actually be found at Mount Vernon today.

Featured Movie Tuesday July 29 at 6 p.m. in A-5

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

noahThink you know all about the story of Noah and how he built an ark?  There's more to it all than you might think.  The movie will let you imagine the saga we all think we know, in graphic detail, with some additions that you may decide add to the account--or not.

“Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week


NOTIFICATION: Friday, August 1, 2014

EXHIBITION and PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS: Throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial