Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Saga cover"What kind of ***holes bring a kid into worlds like these?"

Alana is a "wing" from the planet Landfall. Marko is a "horn" from Landfall's only satellite, Wreath. Their two peoples have been at war for generations - which makes it all the stranger when Alana busts Marko out of prison and marries him. Their child, Hazel, is birthed on a table in a body shop, and the first three days of her life are marked by her parents running from fire fight to fire fight in a quest to reach the "Rocketship Forest" : their one chance to get a free ride off their planet and to find a new life.

Episode 1: Eat, Pray, Love v. Wild

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Traveling around the world is enticing, but hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, alone, with just your thoughts and a bag full of condoms? Now that's a story.

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. 

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MLK's Digital Commons presents "Print of the Week", a new series where you can vote on the next item we create using the Digital Commons' 3D printer! Each week, the creation of the winning item will be broadcast on our live stream, and you can tune in to ask questions and get the latest 3D printer news.

The theme of our first show is "geeks". Be sure to check out pictures of possible prints after the poll!

Watch the Entire Discussion

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On Thursday, July 10 the DC Public Library held an online panel discussion exploring the design of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation.

Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lesley with Cinderella Book Julia with Audrey Hepburn Book Cameron With Phineas Gage Book

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

beverage cozy
Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Come and Get a Taste of Summer!

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

The DC Public Library and FRESHFARM Markets welcome local cookbook author and blogger Jonathan Bardzik.

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal KingdomNational Geographic writer Jennifer Holland presents 47 astonishing stories of friendships between animals of different spe

Outdoor Storytime at CityCenter DC

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

Sometimes it's tough to go inside on a beautiful summer day.  Good news: you can enjoy stories and songs AND soak up the sun at our weekly outdoor storytime!  In conjunction with CityCenterDC, librarians from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting a preschool storytime for the community's children, their, families, and caregivers on Thursdays at 11 a.m.  Storytime will be held in the CityCenter's Plaza at 9th and H Street NW.  The Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Outdoor storytime is held as long as the sun is shining, so please be sure to check the weather!  Feel free to call the Children's Room at (202) 727-1248 with any questions.