Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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.

Reel Reads

Are you a big fan of both movies and books? Do you love watching your favorite books come to life on the big screen? Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Library every Saturday at 1 p.m., room A-10. See the magic of books made into movies, through the weekly Saturday program at the Library.  Les MiserablesMay 14, 1 p.m. PG-13, 134 minutesBased on the book by Victor Hugo. Animal FarmMay 21, 1 p.m. PG, 91 minutesBased on the novel by George Orwell.

Commemorating the Civil War: 150 Year Anniversary

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the library presents a selection of books from the History & Biography Division during April. The display is located opposite the Information desk in the Great Hall.To see more books about the Civil War, please visit the History & Biography Division (Room 207) on the second floor. We have a large collection on the period!Was what it like to be in D.C. during the Civil War? You can find books and period newspapers in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) on the third floor.

Free Movies at the Library

Are you tired of paying the ever-increasing ticket price but enjoy going to the movies?  Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every week, and watch popular movies free. Every Tuesday of every month, the library shows new movie releases and a classic. The library also offers thousands of new, classic and foreign language films and television series that you can check out and take home, also for free, using your library card.Popular movies, every Tuesday in April include:

Womanifesting in Action

In honor of Women’s History Month, commemorated in March, the nonprofit Womanifesting (WOMA), in collaboration with the DC Public Library, will host a panel discussion entitled “Womanifesting  in Action.”

Celebrate Women's History Month

If you did not have time to make it to the Oscars or the Sundance Film Festival, you are still in luck.  Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is hosting a screening series to celebrate women's history month.

Women's History Month

Are you worried about an NFL strike and delayed football games? Watch the D.C. Divas, the IWFL Eastern Conference Champions.

America I AM: The African-American Imprint

DC Public Library partners with National Geographic Museum to present DC I AM: Growing up in the Shadow of the Capitol and America I AM: Reading Program created in support of the exhibition America I AM: The African American Imprint.

Free Writing Workshop

Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Marita Golden will offer a free eight-week workshop focusing on the personal essay and the memoir.

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