Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

June Goodreads Book Group: Life's A Beach!

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads.

Brown Bag Concert Series

Our Brown Bag Concert Series continues on Thursday, June 6 at noon in Room A-5.The program will include music by Johannes Brahms for piano four hands. Presented by the Information Services Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  For more information, call 202-727-1161.

Introduction to Patents and Trademarks

Follow-Up Workshop

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into an invention?  Want to get help in filing a patent application?  

Teen Book Review

'Eleanor & Park'

I want to eat this book like Eleanor wants to eat Park's face!That sounds crazy, I know. Don't get worried. No cannibalism takes place in this book. But, I devoured it. Read it in a few days. Laughed aloud and cried.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.

Book Review: 'Shakespeare Saved My Life'

When my colleague and I first saw this book, we were both really interested in reading it. But it was on hold for someone else so we were just going to have to wait!

Good Book Giveaway

Enter to win free books from the Popular Library

Do you have a need to read? Do you suffer excitement at the thought of starting a new book? Do you experience contentment when you've read the last page of a really good one? If you're looking for a summer escape or a pageturner for the beach, then this may be the prize drawing you've been waiting for. 

Civil War Discussions

The DC Public Library is hosting two discussions on the American Civil War this June as we approach the 150th anniversaries of the battle of Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg.  We hope you will join us as we remember and discuss the nation's great trial by fire. 

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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

June 4Identity Thief Comedy about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) living it up after stealing a businessman's (Jason Bateman) identity.Directed by Seth Gordon.111 minutes, 2013. Rated R.

Three Medieval Women for Today

One of my favorite daily shows on NPR is Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. This five-minute radio program spotlights poetry and historical tidbits, usually of literary figures and historical events. Recently, he profiled Julian of Norwich (1342-1416?) and how, on that particular day in history, she had received the last of her revelations.