Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Author Mikki Taylor gives readers an insightful guide to First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature style. Taylor also offers tips on how to possess and manage your style like a first lady. From stunning photographs to inspiring ideas, Commander in Chic taps into just about everything you need to know to possess great style.    

Circulating Copies Are Also Available for Check-Out

Published on Monday, December 12, 2011


First-Time Author Wins National Book Award for Y.A. Lit

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inside Out and Back AgainDebut author Thannha Lai is this year's winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Inside Out and Back Again tells the story of a 10-year-old named Hà who flees Vietnam with her mother and three older brothers during the fall of Saigon. The beautiful narrative poetry provides a stark contrast to the harsh life that Hà experiences as a refugee amid wartime struggles.

The field of children's literature has seen an explosion in narrative stories told in verse. Here are a few recommended titles for you to read:

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

SchoolTalk, D.C. Partners in Transition, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Adaptive Services Team Up for a Cause

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Come to an event on Friday, November 18, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Teatro Goldoni restaurant.

Published on Monday, November 14, 2011

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In honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, authors Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa and Lyn Di Iorio will read from their novels and discuss the origins of Latino spiritual rituals and describe how such practices are expressed through plot and character in their work.

Bringing Users and Designers Together

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011

The following is a list of products that have been proposed to be built collaboratively as a part of an ongoing Accessibility Hackathon project at DC Public Library.  The first event of this kind will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Library Lab space and Room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  Further events in the project will be announced on the calendar under Accessibility Hackathon.
Please send any comments or additional ideas to

Register for the first event at:

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The DC Public Library is proud to host the third annual Veterans Day History Celebration jointly with the Library of Congress. Please join us as we honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives fighting for their country and learn how their stories are being preserved for future generations. Presenters include the Women of FREED (U.S. African American Civil War Museum), Experience Corps, Model Cities Steppers, and the Veterans History Project (Library of Congress). Dr. Emory Tolbert, Professor of History at Howard University, will deliver the keynote address.

Hosted by Special Collections at MLK Library, November 3-6

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

This conference features lively presentations and cutting edge research related to the history of Washington, D.C. The conference opens with a reception and the Letitia Woods Brown Lecture given by Kenneth J. Winkle, Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Thursday, November 3, from 6:15-7:30 p.m.  The title of Winkle’s presentation is “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C.”  This event takes place at the Goethe Institute (812 7th St. N.W.). All other conference sessions will be held at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library.

Urban Land Institute to Conduct Five-day Review

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2011

The DC Public Library in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), will engage the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to review and assess the value of the Mies van der Rohe designed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library building, 901 G St., NW, and make recommendations on how to leverage the value of the building to benefit the District of Columbia.

October 13 -16, 2011

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Image of Dr. King's MemorialEnjoy exhibits and programs all week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Click here to view program schedule.