Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Music Collection at MLK Library

Sonatas, cantatas, and plenty of jazz!Did you know that the MLK Library has a large collection of sheet music, instrumental instruction books, vocals for operas and musical theater, chamber music and miniature scores? There are thousands of scores including classical music, jazz, pop, gospel, folk songs, and lots of chamber music, just to name a few.

Book Review: 'Homemade with Love'

Homemade with Love is a beautiful book which offers simple, from scratch recipes for you to enjoy with those you love.

Black Studies Center Poetry Series

An evening with Derrick Weston Brown

Please join us on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a special evening of poetry with Derrick Weston Brown, founding Poet-in-Residence of Busboys and Poets.

Muslim Journeys: American Muslim Women Seeking Change

Dr. Zainab Alwani, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Howard University School of Divinity

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Finally, it’s warm!!! Barbeques, Memorial Day celebrations, and the end of school is just ahead…along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy.


A Series of Public Installation Artworks at MLK Library

Paul Huljich Author Talk

'Stress Pandemic'

In observance of National Mental Health Month, the DC Public Library welcomes author Paul Huljich to discuss his recent book Stress Pandemic.

Letters About Literature - DC Winners

"When I want water, I turn on the tap.  When it’s dark, I turn on the light.  While my life is so different than yours, I was still so touched by your books because they helped me to finally understand the life of someone I love: my father."

Behind The Great Gatsby

On Friday, May 10, the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby will be released.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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