Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Pop! Meet Kial

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Kial.

Omnibus Film & Lecture Series


Silvia Kofler, Spokesperson & Head of Press and Public Diplomacy, Delegation of the European Union, will discuss her office’s role as the public face of the 27 nation organization, Second-Floor West Lobby.

Refugee Resettlement as a Life-Saving Option

Omnibus Film & Lecture Series

Refugee Resettlement as a Life Saving Option: Monday, Oct. 29 - 6:30pm, Second Floor West LobbyWe are proud to host a panel discussion, moderated by Erica Marcus, Communications and Advocacy Manager, International Rescue Committee.The presentation will include:

Motivational Moustaches

Part III: J.M. Barrie

“All children, except one, grow up.”Of course, this is the famous first line from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.It is safe to say the Peter Pan who comes to mind today is not the dynamic brainchild created by Barrie. Barrie’s Peter Pan is fanciful, sophisticated, and witty. As real-to-life as he is magical, Peter Pan is a typical boy, except for the fact that he can fly and lives in a place that dumbfounds Google Maps.Peter Pan is an exaggerated stereotype: cocky, boastful, careless. With his reckless attitude and quick-fire remarks, he is the poster boy for youthful innocence ... and arrogance. Blissfully unaware of the dangers of swordplay, the permanence of death, and the consequences of both, Peter Pan floats through his life in a physical and mental state of eternal youth, a state J.M. Barrie remained in physically as well.

Azar Nafisi

Celebrates DC Reads

The DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from October 15-November 15, 2012.

Jackie Collins novels are fun to read

"Jackie Collins's Poor Little Bitch Girl contains a unique form of synactics that exemplifies the openly humanistic need for effortless, albeit exciting, access to non-empirically acquired experiences. Collins explores the rich tensions of consciousness within the characters, promoting a noesis of experience by subjecting her characters to intense and often morally comp

eBook Classics: 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

Rediscover the First Published Novel from Mystery Master Agatha Christie

While The Mysterious Affair at Styles may be the first novel from

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future

Monthly Dental Van

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future is a program offered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Libraryand the Anacostia Neighborhood Library that provides dental van visits to the community.  Through a partnership with Smiles Center Dental Group, a dental van equipped with the latest technology will bring top-quality care to patients in a gentle, prompt and reliable manner.

September Goodreads Book Group: Retelling the Classics

Have you been meaning to join a book group, but can never find the time to make it to meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Do you just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

MLK Staff Reads

Check out what we're reading here at the library!

Brijin BoddyYouth Services Manager