Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

Here Comes April

Showers, Rabbits and a Multi-lingual Chicken

Begin Spring by reading a story about a sure thing: Showers in the month of April.George Shannon with illustrators Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey create a chorus of dancing frogs exhorting the joys of getting soaking wet.  Although the frogs “do what’s right” and ‘play by the rules,” danger lurks when a snake comes shimmering by.

Children Not Allowed in the Library -- Imagine That!

Can you imagine not being able to come to the library as a child? Before the early 1900s, this was the case in most public libraries, and children could not enjoy library resources like adults.

Trialogue 2013 : Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Three Cultures, Twelve Poems, One Focus - Passions

Emancipation Day Author Talk with Jefferson Morley

Discussion of 'Snow-Storm in August'

On Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., acclaimed author Jefferson Morley discusses Washington City, Francis Scott Key, the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, and how this gripping chapter of slave history relates to Emancipation more than two decades later.

Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700

Lauro Martines takes on the challenge of discussing one of the long forgotten periods in European military history in his newest book Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700.

Singled Out! Book Club

An Outlet for Single, Young Professionals... Dont Worry You Can Come Too.

There comes a period in your life where your job becomes overwhelming and you’re sick of overcrowded clubs and having mindless conversations with strangers in various restaurants downtown. It's times like those where you wish for consistency the most.

Start Your Genealogy Search

Who am I?  Where do I come from?  These are questions many of us have pondered.  One way to find some answers is to do some genealogical research.

Reading Through Time and Space: Denmark

Mermaids, ducklings and secluded coves

Mysteries like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have led to a boom in Scandinavian fiction for adults.  But what about fiction for children?  In this installation of Reading Through Time and Space, we will travel to a peaceful, misty country made up of one peninsula and 443 islands.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp and messy month.

Pages