Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Episode 1: Eat, Pray, Love v. Wild

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Traveling around the world is enticing, but hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, alone, with just your thoughts and a bag full of condoms? Now that's a story.

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. 

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MLK's Digital Commons presents "Print of the Week", a new series where you can vote on the next item we create using the Digital Commons' 3D printer! Each week, the creation of the winning item will be broadcast on our live stream, and you can tune in to ask questions and get the latest 3D printer news.

The theme of our first show is "geeks". Be sure to check out pictures of possible prints after the poll!

Watch the Entire Discussion

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On Thursday, July 10 the DC Public Library held an online panel discussion exploring the design of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation.

Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lesley with Cinderella Book Julia with Audrey Hepburn Book Cameron With Phineas Gage Book

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

beverage cozy
Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Come and Get a Taste of Summer!

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

The DC Public Library and FRESHFARM Markets welcome local cookbook author and blogger Jonathan Bardzik.

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal KingdomNational Geographic writer Jennifer Holland presents 47 astonishing stories of friendships between animals of different spe

Outdoor Storytime at CityCenter DC

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

Sometimes it's tough to go inside on a beautiful summer day.  Good news: you can enjoy stories and songs AND soak up the sun at our weekly outdoor storytime!  In conjunction with CityCenterDC, librarians from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be hosting a preschool storytime for the community's children, their, families, and caregivers on Thursdays at 11 a.m.  Storytime will be held in the CityCenter's Plaza at 9th and H Street NW.  The Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Outdoor storytime is held as long as the sun is shining, so please be sure to check the weather!  Feel free to call the Children's Room at (202) 727-1248 with any questions.

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

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Please join us in Washingtoniana, Room 307 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., as author Alison Fortier discusses her new book A History Lover's Guide to Washingotn, DC: Designed for Democracy.

Relive Washington's past through its spectacular present as the author and Washington insider carefully curates an expedition to our shining city on a hill, as she goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district.