50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.

Photos of Petworth Showcase

See what came together after the Petworth community was invited to tell stories of their daily lives through photography. This showcase will display fifty of the photos uploaded our Flickr group throughout June. Ten photos will be chosen for a longer display in Petworth Library throughout the month of August.  
Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren

Exhibit Opening: BioArt

BioArt is an exhibit that crosses science with art!  Join us in kicking off this exciting exhibit, and... Learn about BioArt from a special guest Enjoy fun activities relating to the exhibit, and View the exhibit in the Children's Room This event is recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.More About the Exhibit:
Dorothy I Height and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. (L toR), Roy Wilkins, Floyd McKissic, Dorothy Height, A. Philip Randolph, Whitney Young, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Council for United Civil Rights Leadership. 1963.

Dorothy I. Height: Photo Exhibit

Visit the library to see an exhibit of photos collected by the National Archives for Black Women's History, depicting the public and private life of civil rights icon, Dorothy I. Height.
Social Justice Sneakers exhibit

Social Justice Sneakers: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

In Celebration of King Week and Black History MSocial Justice Sneakers:   Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes   On display in the  GREAT HALL   Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library  January 19 – February 28, 2016  ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:  
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¡Los Museos Somos Nosotros!

Sólo por una tarde el Programa de Estudios de Museos de la Universidad Johns Hopkins estará creando una exhibición que aparecerá en la Biblioteca Memorial Martin Luther King Jr.    ¡Y necesitamos que tú seas parte de este evento!   Trae una foto, un libro, un recuerdo, una historia que representa tú:Hogar o Música de DC Comparte tu historia con tus vecinos y se testigo de cómo tus tesoros son incluidos en una exhibición temporal para que todos la puedan disfrutar.   ¡Los Museos Somos Nosotros!
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Museums Are US

For one afternoon only the Johns Hopkins Museum Studies Program and DC Public Library  will be creating a Pop-Up Museum exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and we need you to be a part of it!   Bring in a photo, book, object, keepsake, or story that represents “Home” or “DC Music.” Share your story with your neighbors and witness your treasures arranged into a temporary exhibit for all to enjoy. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get creative, nostalgic and Pop-Up!  

“Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:” The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison:"  The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  
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UNCENSORED: Information Antics

UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The exhibition is part of DC Public Library's celebration of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read, created and express. The art on display with explore the use and abuse of information in our technological age and showcase works by D.C.-based artists:    Kelly Towles Nekisha Durrett Free Space Collective Nancy Daly Hasan Elahi