Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

Book Review: The 4-Hour Chef

Have you been looking for that perfect cookbook that covers everything from kale chips to field dressing a deer to olive oil gummy bears? Look no further -- that book has finally been published!

Teen Book Review: 'Midnight City'

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Poetry Open Mic Night

Are you a composer of poetry?  Want to share your work with your fellow DC Library patrons? Join us on Monday, March 25 as we prepare for National Poetry Month with an open mic poetry reading, in Room 207 at 6:30 p.m. 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? To inform teens about the issue and about human trafficking, Teen Space has partnered with Fair Girls to host two workshops. On Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 , join us in Teen Space, room 208, for:

Can I get that in Catalan, si us plau?

World Language Children's Books

Yes, that’s right, Catalan: a language spoken in Andorra, northeastern Spain and the French side of the Pyrenees mountains.  It's just one of the many treasures to be found in the Children’s Room! 

The Knitty Gritty Committee, MLK's Knitting Circle

Come join The Knitty Gritty Committee, MLK’s knitting circle!Tired of another lonesome Mad Men marathon blaring in the background of your living room as you fix dropped stitches on that sweater sleeve? Bored of knitting only during long bus ride commutes to and from work? Want to get crafty and also meet other members of your community at the same time?

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: Feb. 1-28 – Library Lovers' Month   Feb. 1 – Bubble Gum DayFeb.

Gaining Literacy Skills Through Movement and Dance

Most educators accept that each child learns differently, and therefore more than one approach should be used when working with children. Young children retain information better when they have more than one way to explore it.

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