Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

Adaptive Technology Training Program

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

Author Talk with David A. Taylor

Join us on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, for a book talk with local author David A.

Confucius Memorial Ceremony

The D.C. Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will hold a special ceremony celebrating Confucius’ birthday on Saturday, September 17, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Born September 28, 551 B.C., Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, educator and founder of the Confucian school of thought.  His theories, which advocate peace and social harmony, influenced orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years and have regained interest in China over the recent years. 

New Hours for MLK

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.

Natural Disasters in Our Own Backyard

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 unkno