Podcasts at DC Public Library

Follow DC Public Library's podcasts to get a glimpse into the minds of library customers and staff.

Watch this space for new offerings -- in addition to new series, DC Public Library podcasts will also occasionally feature special events and programming at your neighborhood library.

Voices of the Library | Check It Or Leave It

MLK Podcast | Stories from the Dream Lab | Programs and Specials


Voices of the Library
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  • Episode 1: Jabbar S. -- Jabbar S. talks about how he found a tight community at MLK.
  • Episode 2: Amanda Huron -- In this episode, we chat with a professor from UDC who's doing research in Washingtoniana.
  • Episode 3: Scott Morgan -- Library regular Scott Morgan talks about the blog he runs from DC Public Library's Digital Commons.
  • Episode 4: Robert Newberry -- Nomadic activist Robert Newberry how he got involved in social justice work.

Check It Or Leave It

MLK Podcast

  • Episode 1: NaNoWriMo -- A look at National Novel Writing Month, the idea behind the November event, and some of the writers attempting tackle the NaNoWriMo challenge.
  • Episode 2: Introducing DC Tech Meet Up and Riide -- We chat with the founders of Riide, a startup featured in January's DC Tech Meetup, which brings together 800+ innovators at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library bimonthly to see demos, launch products and meet their future co-founders, partners and funders.

Stories from the Dream Lab

  • Map Story -- A chat with one of the members of the Digital Commons' Dream Lab, one of the founders of MapStory.

Programs and Specials

Mies Comes to Washington -- A look at architect Mies Van der Rohe and the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, as we gear up for a renovation of the central library.
Books and Movies -- Are books always better than their movie versions, or are there some that actually work out? Podcast created by TaChalla Ferris (Library Technician at Tenley), Brianna MacAdoo (Teen of Distinction at Tenley), and Anna Tomlin (Library Technician at Tenley).

Georgetown Poetry Series -- April 2013

  • Librarian Megan Mcnitt reads "Where The Sidewalk Ends"

  • Librarian Maria Harris reads "Here Are My Hands"
  • Poet La Toya Robinson reads "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

  • Poets on the Fringe member Ginger Ingalls reads "Blessings"

(You can also watch members of Poets on the Fringe members read their poetry on the library's YouTube channel.)