Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Discover the Joy of Birds This Spring!

National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

This little book will surprise even experienced birders with its word and picture portraits of what makes 160 of our most common birds anything but ordinary.  It packs an amazing amount of readable -- and intriguing -- information into a very small space.  The pictures not only show typical behaviors but succeed as attention grabbers in themselves.  The text is unique among

Database Review: Reference USA

Reference USA is a powerful and useful database for a variety of searches. It can be used to find business and healthcare listings in both the United States and Canada. Searches can be easily customized. The healthcare search allows you to limit search by geography, specialty, and even the number of patients a physician sees per week.

Brown Bag Concert Series

Thursday, May 2

There will be a performance in the Brown Bag Concert series on Thursday, May 2 at noon, in room A-5, at the MLK library.The concert will include classical music selections for cello and/or piano.  The performers are local professional musicians, who have been playing, on the first Thursday of each month, for more than 10 years.

Reading in the Stacks

Trialogue 2013

In celebration of National Poetry Month and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the DC Public Library is pleased to host "Reading in the Stacks" featuring local poet Joseph Ross.

How to Deal

Resources for Stressed Out Teens

There is a lot going on in the world . . . tragic bombings, terrorist mail, deadly explosions and threats of war. There are also the every day conflicts and stresses of school, work, and home. Things can overwhelm you and you may feel heightened feelings of anxiety and sadness.

Symphony in Black

A Duke Ellington Birthday Celebration

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the birthday of legendary D.C. native, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, at the Black Studies Center on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

'Why Jazz? A Concise Guide'

What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music?

Comic On

One of the great joys of living in Washington, D.C. is that there is always something new and exciting to do.

New Book by Local Poet Dan Vera

Dan Vera is a D.C.-based poet who has made many contributions to the literary landscape of Washington, not least of which is the fabulous DC Writers' Homes website, which maps the houses where writers lived and worked right here in DC.

The Knitty Gritty Committee

Ah, spring. Time to pull out the sundresses, watch March Madness, revel in the glory of DC’s cherry blossoms. That is, if you want to experience a typical spring in DC.