Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

An eerie, but fascinating demonstration of a robot that moves like a wild beast:

History and Biography Bookclub

Are you fascinated by history?  Are you intrigued by the lives of other people? Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals? 

Saturday Classic Film Matinee

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.

Chef at Market!

Come and get a taste of Sri Lanka

Meet the New Librarian

New Faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

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 Power and Meaning of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

A Sesquicentennial Commemoration

“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.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

These translating eyeglasses will allow world travelers to leave their guidebooks at home:

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Eating Healthy

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role nutrition plays in managing and avoiding diabetes.  Join us at 12:30 p.m.

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

A conversation with Peggy Smith and Sue Conley

(Photo courtesy of Sara Remington)

Have You Met...?

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.