Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Veterans Day History Celebration

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.

38th Annual D.C. Historical Studies Conference

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

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.

Panel Explores Future of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Building

Urban Land Institute to Conduct Five-day Review

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.

Celebrate Dr. King's Memorial at the Library

October 13 -16, 2011

Enjoy exhibits and programs all week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Click here to view program schedule.

Author Talk: Anthony S. Pitch

The DC Public Library is pleased to welcome local Maryland historian and author Anthony Pitch.  He will be speaking about his latest book They Have Killed Papa Dead!  The event is at 6:30 p.m. in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) on Tuesday, October 25.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Books for Kids

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The MLK Children’s Library has some wonderful children’s books celebrating different Latino cultures available for check-out. Another important collection is the foreign language books at MLK, with children’s books in several languages (including Spanish), and our assortment of bilingual books. ¡Feliz lectura!

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Restores Sunday Hours at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that funding will be made available to ensure the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will remain open on Sundays."The library plays an important role in supporting education for students of all ages and providing job search and career assistance," said Mayor Gray. "We are pleased we were able to identify funding to keep the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library open on Sundays."

Accessibility Camp DC

Accessibility DC is an unconference on web accessibility. An unconference is an open, user-generated, participatory workshop-event, where topics of discussion are determined by participants on the day of the event. Audience includes web developers, accessibility experts and adaptive technology users. 

Friends of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Kick-off Meeting

Come learn more about the Friends and how you can get involved to support the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 20116:30 – 7:30 p.m.Room A-9 Questions?  Contact LaToya Thomas at toya628@yahoo.com.

Adaptive Technology Training Program

Adaptive Services educates users in basic computer skills with adaptive technology.Our core curriculum trains users how to:

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