Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background.
Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Come read, sing and play with your baby at the library!
This storytime is held in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
For children ages birth to 1 year old and caregivers.
See you there!
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.
Looking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!
Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!
Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week.
Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space to get your game on every Saturday afternoon. From our variety of board games and trading card games to our video games for the Wii U, we have something for everyone to play and enjoy!
New Year, New Name, New Service!
Got an issue with technology? Come let us troubleshoot.
Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it.
Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!
We devour books in the Popular Library. In fact, nothing between two covers is safe from us. If you get your fill this way, too, you may be delighted to know that the Brown Bag Book Club has had a makeover.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library. One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.
Learn about how far a firm handshake and solid cover letter can take you
Summer's around the corner, and with it comes the summer job market. From day camps to scooping ice cream, there are lots of options for teens to earn some money. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you land the job you want:
Romeo and Juliet? Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!
Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
Celebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.All ages welcome.Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!