Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010

Joshua SobolThrough a partnership with the Embassy of Israel, internationally acclaimed Israeli author, director and award-winning playwright, Joshua Sobol comes to the DC Public Library on Thursday, October 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Sobol will discuss Memory and Drama: The Grey Zone Between Fact and Fiction and his latest novel, Cut Throat Dog, a literary spy thriller. Meet this mesmerizing, controversial writer during his limited engagement in the U.S. 

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010

Penn Quarter celebrates its 18th Annual Arts on Foot Festival, a free event that showcases the best cultural and art experiences the city has to offer.

Visit Our Booth

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood (Between 7th and 9th streets N.W.)

Stop by the library's booth for information on library programs and services, sign up for a library card, play book bingo, win prizes and more.

Attend Programs at Martin Luther King Jr.Library

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
901 G St. N.W. (Corner of 9th & G streets N.W.)
Take Gallery Place Metro - Galleries Exit

Exhibit: Home Rule and Voting Rights
9:30 a.m.
Great Hall

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010

The MLK Childrens Division has been Making a Splash this summer, with singers, storytellers, art and ice cream.  Before the school year begins, we’d like to give one last “Aloha to Summer!”

This Saturday, beginning at 10:30am, you can watch some of your favorite "under-the-sea" cinema, play games, hear stories, and more! We'll also have some back to school information/tips for parents and teachers. Join us as we say good bye to the beach and hello to the books!

Learn to Make Summer's Favorite Treat at Home!

Published on Friday, July 23, 2010

As many of you already know, the Children's Room at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library has been holding an ice cream program daily for the past few weeks. Now we are posting the recipe for anyone who either missed the program or just wants the chance to make it at home.

Impress your friends with our simple recipe!

Do-it-yourself Vanilla Ice Cream


1 cup of milk or half-and-half
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons ROCK SALT
4 cups of ice
1 sandwich-size ziplock plastic bag
1 gallon-size ziplock plastic bag plastic
* toppings of your choice

Before you start, remember to have a parent or guardian help you!


Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Learn to use one of the most popular search engines to identify potential jobs and to post your résumé and cover letter for potential employers to consider. Also, learn how to apply to job postings, using one of three methods, and how to keep track of your application process in order to keep your job search organized.

In order to actively participate, customers must be able to do the following:

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Auditorium A-5, Adult Audience.

June 1, 6pm    Alice in Wonderland  (PG)
June 8, 3pm    Shutter Island (R)
June 15, 6pm  The Cove (PG-13) with special guest panelists from 'Asia Society Washington'
June 22, 3pm  The Book of Eli  (R)
June 29, 6pm  Green Zone  (R)
July 6, 6pm     Hot Tub Time Machine  (R)
July 13, 3pm   A Single Man  (R)
July 20, 6pm   The Losers  (PG-13)
July 27, 3pm   Clash of the Titans  (PG-13)

Published on Friday, May 28, 2010

DC Public Library and DC Association of the Deaf present Emily McCully, keynote speaker and author of My Heart Glow, with eminent deaf community panelists. Sunday, June 27, 2010, from 1 - 5 p.m.

Room A-5  (Lower Level Auditorium)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Voice: 202-727-2145
Videophone: 202-559-5368

Adaptive Services Home Page

Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Juneteenth drawingPlease join the DC Public Library for our Juneteenth Program. On Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m, the library will host a lecture by Dr. Leslie Rowland, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park.  Music will be provided by a "Washington, D.C." institution, the Sanctuary Choir of the New Bethel Baptist Church.

Monday, May 10, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Over the last 10 years there has been a rise in violent attacks against the homeless at the hands of non-homeless people, including 244 deaths. As more and more people and families are pushed out of their homes in this current economic crisis, there are more vulnerable people on the streets.

Learn more about this alarming trend of violence against the homeless. AND learn what the homelessness rights community is doing to not only fight back against hate crimes, but also to fight for affordable housing and better services for some of the city's most vulnerable citizens.

This will be a truly inspirational event, featuring some of the leading homeless rights advocates with the National Coalition for the Homeless and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Room A2

Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nicole Brun-Mercer will read a selection from her 2009 novel, The Golden Ring, as well as discuss her time living in Russia.  Afterwards, the author will sign copies of her novel.

The Golden RingThe Golden Ring is a fantastic mystery about a young American woman searching for her lost twin sister in contemporary Russia and the culture and personalities she encounters along the way.