Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss to many, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host two children's events to celebrate this revered children’s author and illustrator.

A Good Reference Source: The World Book Encyclopedia

Sometimes your teacher assigns a project or report that requires more than one print resource. Have you ever thought about using an encyclopedia? Although DC Public Library has a variety and wealth of print resources, sometimes the material desired is not available or there may only be one print source available.

From Black History to Women's History

Resources for Teens

As Black History Month comes to end and Women's History Month begins, take some time to read about the combined histories of women and people of African descent. Here are a few book titles that may interest teens.

History of Knitting

In honor of National Craft Month, we will be joined by Deb Fuller for a lecture about the history of knitting.

Adult Music Student Forum Presents:

A Classical Performance on the Piano

Please join us as DCPL welcomes back the Adult Music Student Forum for a piano concert featuring music from Beethoven to Scott Joplin on the baby grand in the Great Hall at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. 

Online Games for Kids: Funbrain.com

Entertaining and educational!

Welcome to Funbrain.com – where there’s no shortage of games for kids that are both entertaining and brain exercise.  H

Biography of an Unknown Graffiti Artist

New Book about Banksy

When Wall and Piece came out a few years ago, I did not know much about the graffiti artist Banksy, but I was intrigued.

'Black Captains of the Chesapeake'

A documentary by Steven Berry

Did you know that Black men played a pivotal role in the oyster industry on Maryland's Eastern Shore?Please join us on Monday, Feb. 25 for the revealing documentary, Black Captains of the Chesapeake, directed and produced by award-winning independent filmmaker and Howard University Professor, Steven Torriano Berry.

Smithsonian Teams Up for Black History Month

DC Public Library is happy to partner with two Smithsonian Institution organizations for children programs during Black History month. The Smithsonian Institution National Museum on African American History and Culture will present its "Mission: Preservation" program at 11 branches.

The Map and the Territory

Artists Solving Mysteries

Part murder mystery, part art market indictment, The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (pronounced wellbeck), chronicles the lives of artist

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