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 this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family.
Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
See you there!
Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.
"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.
Films are screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!
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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!
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Join us the third Saturday of every month for a different classic film at 1:30 p.m. in room A-5. Come enjoy the films that made us want to become doctors, lawyers, cowboys and gangsters. Brought to life by the best Hollywood has produced!Reconnect with some of your old favorites and get introduced to others you have always wanted to see.
With expanded hours at DC Public Library we have new faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space! Meet Nicole Loinaz, one of our new librarians here at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Let's ask Nicole a few questions:What is your favorite thing to read?
“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here...” With these words, President Lincoln showed he had not the gift of prophesy. On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln spoke and generations listened. After 150 years, the words said that day still move many of us.
John Muller, one of the new faces in the Special Collections Department
So John, tell us about yourself.I grew up in the Maryland countryside in a little town whose claim to fame is it was the capital - for a single day - when President James Madison stayed in the postmaster’s house on Aug. 26, 1814 while the British invaded Washington. That’s probably why I’ve always been interested in local history.
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