Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Closed Sunday

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.Visit the DC Public Library 24/7 @

Celebrate Dr. King's Life and Legacy

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.

Harry and the Potters

Ever wonder what would have happened if Harry Potter ditched Hogwarts and started a punk rock band instead?