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 discussion on makerspaces in and outside of libraries

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Logo for Meet the Makers

DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup are proud to present a panel discussion, "Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries & Beyond" on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Join us at Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Library for an open discussion about Makerspaces and what is happening both locally and nationally within the maker movement.

Think inside the box

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Collage Workbook cover imageI usually encourage young artists to color outside the lines, but a few weeks ago, at our weekly Art Attack program, I asked teens to think inside the box... literally!

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.

Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Oct. 1-31 – National Cyber Security Awareness Month 
Oct. 1-31 – National Stop Bullying Month
Oct. 1 - World Vegetarian Day
Oct. 2 – Name Your Car Day
Oct. 3 – World Smile Day

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities and community partners present the 2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This free event is for:

  • all D.C. residents with a disability
  • advocates
  • caregivers and
  • providers


  • share information and valuable resources
  • build new relationships,
  • and participate in fun, relaxing, and empowering activities. 

This event will feature more than 30 public and private programs and service providers.

Reading Nonfiction with Young Children

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Do you know a child who is obsessed with dinosaurs? Does your child prefer playing soccer to reading a book? Are you concerned about early literacy skill building
Don't despair! Juvenile Nonfiction to the rescue!  

A reading group for music lovers!

Published on Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book Club with a BeatGot a love of music? Want to know more about your favorite band?

Join us the first Tuesday of every month to read great books about your favorite music and musicians!  

On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., we'll be discussing Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues by Elijah Wald.

The definitive L.A. Theatre Works collection now available

Published on Friday, September 26, 2014
Arcadia The Importance of Being Earnest Macbeth

Enhance your audio production skills

Published on Thursday, September 25, 2014
David "Deezy" Valencia

The Vocal Mixing Workshop at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library gives teens ages 13-19 who are upcoming producers and recording artists an opportunity to enhance their audio production skills. 

In this podcast, Vocal Mixing Instructor Manuel Mendez and workshop student David Valencia discuss the benefits of this unique class.

Published on Monday, September 22, 2014

Think your baby is too young to be introduced to reading?

Not at all!

Reading to your baby helps your baby become familiar with books and sets the stage for your baby to learn how to read. Children who are read to when they are very young are more ready to learn to read when they start school. When you are reading to your baby, it is more important to focus on the sound of words, rather than the meaning of the words.

Select books with rhymes, songs, and interesting sounds. Books with animal sounds are always fun. You can make the animal sounds together.

Published on Saturday, September 20, 2014

If you like to play gaGames Galore at DC Public Librarymes of any type, whether video games, board games or card games, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is becoming one of the best free places downtown to do so. Several programs are held each month for gamers of all types.  

On the first and third Wednesdays after school, we have Wii Wednesdays in Teen Space for ages 13-19. This program is one we run throughout the school year as a fun after-school activity where patrons can socialize and show off their video game skills.