Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Meet Miss Mel

New Faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

With expanded hours at DC Public Library we are excited to have new staff in the Children's Room and Teen Space. Meet Mel, one of our new Library Associates. Let's ask Mel a few questions!What do you like most about working for DC Public Library?I like working in the Children's room and Teen Space because kids make me laugh. If I could laugh for every second of the day I would.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

November's Films are Action! Action! Action!

The Creative Class

Create your own luminary

Light up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Literary Book Group: The Poetry of Adrienne Rich

Thursday, Nov. 7 - 2:30 p.m.

Adrienne Rich was an important poet of the feminist movement. She was involved in the anti-war and civil right movements of the sixties.Spanning a career of seven decades, her poems reflected the tumultuous events of the times. She won numerous awards, and left a memorable literary legacy.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Nov. 1 – National Cook For Your Pets DayNov. 1 – National Family Literacy DayNov. 1 – National Novel Writing Month

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Firefox introduces a personal privacy gamechanger, allowing its users to spy on the cookie trackers:

New Books to Die For

Want a frightening read to keep you up all night this Halloween season? Luckily for you, many of this fall's hottest new books are totally terrifying!Check out one of these creepy titles that everyone has been talking about - you'll be sure to want to sleep with your lights on afterwards. 

Lou Reed Lives Forever!

Honoring Punk's Place in Fiction

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

'The Sound of Music'

Our October 2013 movie recommendation is Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

'Twelve Years A Slave'

In the canon of American Slave Narratives, we have a few staples, such as those of Frederick Douglass,