Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

The Soul Searchers
Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book talk with Lloyd Pinchback, Go-Go musician and author of The Soul Searchers 1968-1978: A Decade of Memories.

Learn about the early years of the band that dominated DC's music scene for over 30 years. Autographed copies will be available for sale.

This event is sponsored in part by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc.

This event is also free and open to the public.

DC History from the Seat of a Bus

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014



Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baltimores Deaf HeritageBaltimore’s Deaf Heritage
Kathleen (Kat) Brockway
Deaf rights advocate and author of  Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage (Arcadian Publishing, June 2014)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

6 –  8:30 p.m.
Room A-10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
Author will sign copies of book following the program. Book signing and reception sponsored by FOLDA (Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action).

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children
Delia Delight Rice was the first teacher of the deaf in the Philippines and her story is told by one of her adopted children, who is an author, a photographer, and a deaf community leader

Ron HiranoRonald M. Hirano
Monday, July 14, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Room 215 (Adaptive Services Division)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001


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.