Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

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Back to School Fun

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Do your kids have the Back to School blues? Take time to regroup after the first week of school with our Family Fun Time! 
Join us this Saturday at 2 p.m. for Back to School stories and crafts.
Children will make pencil toppers and bookmarks. 

Need some titles to help with the transition back to class? Try these:

by Kevin Henkes

Alexis DeVeaux presents Her Latest Novel, "Yabo"

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

YaboMeet author Alexis DeVeaux on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, as she presents her latest novel, Yabo. Alexis DeVeaux's work is definted by two critical concerns: making the racial and sexual experiences of black female characters central, and disrupting boundaries between forms. She is the author of two award-winning biographies: Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holliday and Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde.

A Celebration of the Freedom to Read and Our Favorite Challenged Authors!

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Banned Books Week Please join us in the Great Hall on Wednesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a very special program in honor of Banned Books Week. The Birmingham Jail Players, a group of lively DCPL employees who came together for King Week earlier this year, reunite to celebrate Banned Books Week by reciting excerpts from the works of their favorite challenged authors. Come hear the words of such authors as Kurt Vonnegut, Judy Blume, Mildred Taylor, Toni Morrison, and many more. They will be joined by a special guest author known for her outspoken support of the Freedom to Read and the overall power of literature to change the world. This is a can't miss event!

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014
Pop Movies, Every Tuesday!!!
September's films feature romance, comedy and lots of action!
Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Hart and Zac Efron!!

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Fantastic Paper AirplanesAre you fascinated by airplanes? Are you curious about why some structures fly well and others do not?

If so, please join the STEAM Team on Sunday, August 31 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room (Room 200).  STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  

Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m., the DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction will present the first in a series of science fiction films hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Join us for a free film screening of an important milestone film in science fiction history. 

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Alexis.


Family Fun Time

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Tiger Who Came to TeaAre you a little teapot?  If so, you are cordially invited to Miss Cassie's Tea Party on Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m.  For this special Family Fun Time event, children ages 0-12 along with their families/ caregivers are welcome to attend!  It will be held in the Children's programming room (Room 200) on the second floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

3d printing collageThis summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future. Next we used a free program called to upload a few digital models of objects we found on the Thingaverse website.

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

Movie Programs at DC Public LibraryWhile the main things people think about when they walk into a library are books, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the materials that libraries have available.  In addition to book collections, in physical, audio, and electronic formats, every library in the DC Public Library system has a wide variety of