Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Celebrate the Actor's Life & Work on Mondays in September!

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014
Robin Williams photo. Robin Williams photo.

The Lynda Lounge will keep your digital skills up-to-date!

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014
Lynda Lounge logo
Ever get that wistful feeling just as leaves start to turn before they rustle to the ground? Do the sights and sounds of Autumn remind you of your own school daze? Not ready to re-enroll, but want to learn new things at your own pace, without a hit to your wallet?  The Lynda Lounge was created for you!

Alexis DeVeaux presents Her Latest Novel

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

YaboMeet author Alexis DeVeaux on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, as she presents her latest novel, Yabo. Alexis DeVeaux's work is defined 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.

Adaptive Services Banned Books Week Screening

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Image of "To kill a mockingbird" DVD coverIn honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Division will present an audio described screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Thursdays in September

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

podgearLearn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
Sep. 1 – Chicken Boy’s Birthday
Sep.  1-30 – Library Card Sign-Up Month
Sep.  1-Dec. 31 – Million Minute Family Challenge
Sep.  4 – Newspaper Carrier Day

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014
Logo for Museum for Science FictionThe Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the Museum for Science Fiction will kick off a Science Fiction film series on Thursday, September 4 at 6:15 p.m.  This week, MLK library is celebrating the film series with podcasts celebrating a Sci-Fi time traveling theme.  Listen to these podcasts for clues for the first film, screening on September 4. 
Join the contest for guessing the title of each film by emailing your guess to

Episode 3: Outlander v. The Time Traveler's Wife

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014
This episode is dedicated to those science-fiction romance lovers. Well...mostly romance with a hint of science fiction. Anne and TaChalla, along with a guest host, discuss Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (both whose last names are something to admire).

Interview with Chair of Programs at Museum of Science Fiction of Science

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014
logo for the museum of scienc fictionThe DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction have partnered to present the a series of science fiction films hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Lewis Groswald, Chair of Programs at the Museum of Science Fiction, discusses the new partnership, the Sci-Fi film series at MLK Library and the exhibit for architectural designs for the Museum's preview space.

Episode 8: A Fold in the Tent of the Sky

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014
Your favorite book club is back! This episode, Peter and TaChalla, tackle science-fiction, again. A Fold in the Tent of the Sky by Michael Hale. What do you think, check it, or leave it?