Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kola BoofKola Boof is the author of several novels and poetry collections, including Flesh and the Devil and Nile River Woman. Come to the library to hear a discussion of her novel The Sexy Part of the Bible.

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Great Hall Room A-5, 901 G. Street, N.W. (Metro Center Station) Washington, D.C.

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Published on Monday, June 6, 2011

June 7  
True Grit: Lively western tale of a young girl out to avenge her father’s murder. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.  110 minutes. ©2010, PG-13.

June 14 
Battle: Los Angeles:  Action-filled sci-fi adventure; a platoon of marines vs. alien invaders! Starring Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez and Ne-Yo. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. 116 minutes. ©2011, PG-13.

June 21 
Unknown: Liam Neeson stars in this twisted story of a man who cannot prove who he is, even to his wife, after waking from a coma! Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. 113 minutes. ©2011, PG-13.

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sister Souljah

New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah makes a special appearance at the library to discuss her new book Midnight and the Meaning of Love.

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Picture of W. Sherman RogersHoward University's School of Law Professor, W. Sherman Rogers, is the DC Public Library's Juneteeth lecturer on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. The location for the lecture with be the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the  Black Studies Center (Room 310).