Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

POSTPONED - DC Storytelling Festival

The first annual DC Storytelling Festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 5 is postponed.  It will be rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.  There are many other programs and activities happening at your library.  Check out the calendar of events for more information.

Get eReader Help at DC Public Library

Are you interested in learning about how to read or listen to free books from the library on an eReader or smartphone? Do you need some help downloading library eBooks for the first time? Interested in seeing what an eReader can do before you make the investment?

Celebrate German-American Heritage Month

Not only is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month, it is also German-American Heritage Month! Whenever you say iceberg, pretzel, angst or gummy bear – you’re using words that actually come from German! 

Learn About the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

 Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Oct. 1 – Intergeneration DayOct. 1-31 – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Aspiring Authors Circle to Meet at MLK

New group will offer peer support for emerging writers

Calling all authors!

Building Early Literacy Skills With Dialogic Reading

The early literacy method called dialogic reading uses open-ended or “what” questions to expand a child’s expressive vocabulary and story-telling  skills.  

Reading Fun in the Fall

Autumn brings a new season and the opportunity to read many wonderful books with your family. In addition to the changing seasons, Halloween, Harvest and Thanksgiving themes abound on library bookshelves.  

'Fledgling': A Must Read

Fledgling by Octavia Butler is a thrilling read. Full of movement and suspense, this novel will make you squirm at times.

'The Last Unicorn'

This piece will be the first in a series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.

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