MLK Week

ASL Story Time

Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL).  Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Children's Room, Room 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC   20001 Questions? voice/video 202-559-5368 or email    
'Martin Luther King Jr Day' book

Reader's Theatre Featuring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, January 11 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Margaret McNamara is the featured piece.
"As Good As Anybody" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring As Good As Anybody

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.

Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Card Making

As part of the MLK Week Celebration by the DC Public Library, come join us to make cards about your dreams. This program will be appropriate for ages 3 and older.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Africa

Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

Noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Woodridge Interim Library. Best for ages 13 and older.
Dr. Howard Dodson at Howard University

MLK Keynote: Dr. Howard Dodson

Dr. Howard Dodson will discuss how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to dedicate his professional life to the preservation and dissemination of African and African American history and culture. Dr. Dodson is currently the director of the Moorland–Spingarn Research Center and Howard University libraries.

'I Have a Dream' by Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us for a special film showing in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. In this hour-long documentary, showcasing the "I have a Dream" speech and other footage from the Civil Rights Movement, witness the event that changed the world. All ages are welcome. Please see librarian for details of call 202-698-6373.
Martin's Big Words book cover

Mini Man March

Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us in reading Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech out loud to the community in honor of his birthday, followed by a movie and discussion. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
Associated Press, [Photograph of Jimmy Collier playing guitar on the Civil Rights March to Montgomery], 1965, AP Images, ID6503240175.

Music & Activism

Teens: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Week, listen to protest songs from the Civil Rights Movement and other social movements, discuss what makes these songs so powerful, and write your own lyrics about change you want to see in the world.
The Day the Crayons Quit

Kids of the World Unite!

Join us at the library for Martin Luther King Jr. Week this year, and learn how social protest movements throughout the 20th century have shaped the future. Kids will have an opportunity to generate their own ideas for making the world a better place and create their own protest signs. This activity will culminate in a kids' unity march throughout the interior of the library. Best for kids, ages 5-12 years.