Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014

Please come join us on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Children's Room (Room 200). This is a STEAM Team even. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. You will demonstrate the effects of tides in your own tidal pool diorama and you will be able to take it home with you! You will learn about tides, tidal pools, and various animals that live in tidal pools, such as hermit crabs, sea stars, and fish. How do these animals survive the tides going in and coming out? What causes tides? What are tidal pools? Join us to find out. This event is for children ages 6-12. No registration is required. Please call us at 202-727-1248 if you have any questions.

A Seminar on Financial Literacy

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Are you unsure about investing your money? Or do you have questions about your credit? Maybe you just need to figure out how to budget your paycheck. The Capital Area Asset Builders in partnership with DCPL will present "Can I Afford My Life? A Seminar on Financial Literacy" to help you answer some of these questions and more. Topics will include your relationship with money, the art of budgeting, take charge of your credit, financial rights, and pay yourself first – savings and basic investing.

Join us in Room 207 from 6-8 p.m. to hear more about financial literacy.

Join the Aspiring Writers Circle in "Pantser" Drills as we prepare for NaNoWriMo!

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Image of a blind man and a girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.
This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MicrophoneGet your singing voices ready! It's that time of the month. The Teen Space in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting its monthly Karaoke Fun on August 13 at 5 p.m. Join us as we belt out the lyrics to our favorite tunes. You may choose to keep it new and hip by performing songs by the top artists of today such as Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce, or you may choose to perform classics by artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, or Bob Marley. If you want to really channel these artists, check out their biographies. DC Public Library offers a wide selection of biographies on artists of many different genres.

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

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Please join us on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Lobby at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, as we welcome Dr. Karsonya Wise-Whitehead, author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.