Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Come learn more about the Friends and how you can get involved to support the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Room A-9
Questions?  Contact LaToya Thomas at

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Adaptive Services educates users in basic computer skills with adaptive technology.

Our core curriculum trains users how to:

  • Navigate the internet
  • Use email
  • Create and edit a Microsoft Word document. 

 Our curriculum is available from the blog, Adaptive Technology Tips and Hints:
Our interactive training website, Adaptive
Services Internet Classroom, can be found at:

Online self-paced training is available from the following websites:

Visit the Adaptive Services Home Page.

Published on Monday, September 12, 2011

Soul of a PeopleJoin us on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, for a book talk with local author David A. Taylor, who will discuss his book Soul of a People: the WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America.  The book tells the story of the unemployed men and women who found relief from the Great Depression on the WPA Writers’ Project. A few of them became famous later, including Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, pulp writer Jim Thompson, John Cheever and Studs Terkel, while others are less known today. To survive, they reported on local history and life for state guidebooks.

Published on Friday, September 9, 2011
The D.C. Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will hold a special ceremony celebrating Confucius’ birthday on Saturday, September 17, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

Born September 28, 551 B.C., Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, educator and founder of the Confucian school of thought.  His theories, which advocate peace and social harmony, influenced orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years and have regained interest in China over the recent years. 

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Effective Sunday, Oct. 2, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays. The new hours will be: Monday-Tuesday noon-9 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday Closed.

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cascadia We had quite the week here in the Washington, D.C., area – a double whammy of last Tuesday’s 5.9 earthquake and then Saturday’s slam from Hurricane Irene.   Hurricanes are not unknown in this part of the United States during the late summer/early fall, but earthquakes are another story!

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011

Due to Hurricane Irene’s expected impact on the Washington, D.C. area this weekend, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is closed Sunday, August 28.

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Published on Friday, August 12, 2011

Saturday and Sunday King Memorial Dedication programs have been canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

Beginning August 22, DC Public Library will host a series of programs to celebrate Dr. King's National Memorial Dedication.  Enjoy exhibits, concerts, film screenings, a book signing and more.

Published on Friday, July 8, 2011

Image of Harry and the Potters
Ever wonder what would have happened if Harry Potter ditched Hogwarts and started a punk rock band instead?

Come see for yourself on Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. outside Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Wizard rock royalty Harry and the Potters are stopping by D.C. on their Ride the Lightning 2011 Summer Tour. This is their first ever DC Public Library show, so come out and help rock the library!

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"All the world's a stage," and the Washington, D.C., area has got quite its share of them.  We are lucky to have a large number of theater companies running shows throughout the year featuring many talented actors and actresses: local, national and international. 

Many plays and musicals will run here in D.C. first before heading up to New York to run on Broadway.  Here's a taste of some current and upcoming performances in town, including links to library copies of the plays.