Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

A Wicked Talent Gone For Good

Remembering Ray Bradbury

If you are now or have ever been a Trekkie, a Boomer, or a Gearhead, chances are that you have been touched by the work of Ray Bradbury.  While his contemporary Isaac

High Tea in the Library

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee

Watching all the royal doings in London, some of the Popular Library staff thought it would be a good idea to honor the Great Lady with a high tea of our own.  And why not?  Elizabeth II inherited the throne from her father, the much beloved George V

Caribbean Seen: Cult Classics

Double Feature for Jamaican Heritage Month

The Caribbean Seen: Double Feature will present two Jamaican films from two very different eras that both focus on the influence and impact of street culture on youth in search of quick fame and fortune.

New Fiction Lover's Book Club forming at MLK

Do you love good books?  Are you looking for something great to read?  Do you like sharing your interests with others?  Then don't let this one get away! 

International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment

The MLK Library will host the annual International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment, in which children ages 6 to 14 submit original works of art based on a yearly theme.This year's theme is "Green Communities." Paintings from the top 70 finalists will be on display in the Second Floor, West Lobby June 4 to July 31.

Step Afrika! Reads

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Step Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.Each year, Step Afrika!

Teen Summer Safety: Be Smart! Be Safe!

The community joined Dr. David Shapiro on Monday for an informative session on how to have a safe and fun-filled summer.Dr. Shapiro will share basic safety tips and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Fresh Out the Theater, In Your Library

In May and June, we will be offering a weekly film series of popular movies for adults.So come down every Tuesday at 6 p.m. to Auditorium A-5 and catch those movies you meant to see in the theaters, but didn't make it to watch!Scheduled movies are:May 1: Contraband -- action, starring Mark Wahlberg. 109 mins. 2012 RMay 8: The Vow -- romance, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. 104 min. 2012 PG-13May 15: The Grey -- action/adventure, starring Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney. 117 mins. 2011 R

Tour de DCPL

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and on May 19, DC Public Library will mark its third Tour de DCPL, a free bike tour of five of our neighborhood libraries. This year, the tour will be moving east of the river and start at the Southwest Neighborhood Library at 9 a.m.  From there, the tour will visit Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Francis Gregory Interim Library (including a ride by the site of new building) and Dorothy Height/Benning Neigborhood Library, and finish up at Southeast Neighborhood Library by Eastern Market.Biking is both a healthy and environmentally friendly way to explore your city and libraries.  Each of the new DC Public Library buildings and construction projects are designed with sustainability in mind. These design principles can be seen on the tour at Anacostia, Francis Gregory and Dorothy Height/Benning.For more information on Bike Month events in the Washington area, check out the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.  Meanwhile, be sure to sign up for the Tour de DCPL and check out some of these bike-related items at your neighborhood DC Public Library.

Join Our New Online Book Group!

Have you been meaning to join a book group, but can never find the time to make it to meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Do you just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?

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