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.

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

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Howard UniversityPlease join us 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

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Parts Dead Max Gladstone coverTara's been kicked out of school-- literally. Managing to survive being thrown from the floating Hidden Schools through her Craft alone, she attempts to go back to her childhood home and resume her old life of plowing and tending sheep. But when your biggest talent is bringing the dead back to life as zombies, your childhood friends can quickly turn into a mob wielding pitchforks.

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.
The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers Denard Span, Drew Storen, and Scott Hairston along with manager Matt Williams for an afternoon or fun and reading. Each Nationals member read one of their favorite baseball-themed stories to a crowd of excited youngsters and parents, then took some time to answer a few questions about reading and life in the big leagues. Check out a few pictures from the events below:

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014
A year and a day ago, the DC Public Library opened the Digital Commons.  Today, the 11,000 square-foot room is a popular place for entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, tech novices and students. 
Featuring 3-D printers, a book printing machine and more than 80 public computers, Digital Commons is a pace where the public can connect, collaborate, co-work and learn new technology for free.  Here’s a snapshot of what has happened in the Digital Commons’ first year: