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Feature Programming
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 · 6:00 PM EDT
    A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s risin...
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
    Join us for a fascinating discussion with the artists and designers behind the dramatic new elements of the modernized MLK Jr Memorial Library. We’ll explore their vision behind each of the elements and what inspires them in their field of work. M...
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 · 11:00 AM EDT
    After a successful three year renovation, the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library reopens with a virtual program celebrating the open and the library’s service to District residents. The opening concludes with remarks and ribbon cutting by The ...
Music At MLK Library
  • On-Demand
    Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon features Vasily Popov on cello and Ralitza Patcheva on piano, in a virtual performance recorded from the MLK Jr. Memorial Library's brand new auditorium. This concert includes repertoire by Francis Hopkinson,...
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT
    Today's concert program is as follows
    Suite in the Old Style (1972) (arranged by V. Popov and R. Patcheva) by Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
    1. Pastorale - Moderato
    2. Ballet - Allegro
    3. Minuet - Tempo di Minuetto
    4. Fugue - Allegro
    5. Pantom...
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020 · 5:00 PM EDT
    Celebrate the reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with a series of virtual events! Sunday discover the new auditorium by watching Performance Lab: Improvised Works for Free Jazz Quartet, streaming online with the Library.

    Cha...
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 5:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 · 5:30 PM EDT
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 · 2:00 PM EDT
Youth Services
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
    Join us for STEM Time as we perform experiments together! Love STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)? Fall is here and as the autumn coolness comes to our city, the leaves on the trees will start changing color. It’s the pe...
  • Monday, September 28, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
    Join us for science storytime! Toddlers and preschoolers will be introduced to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts as we focus on the theme of maps as a tool to help us find our way. If your little one loves finding th...
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 · 6:00 PM EDT
    Let's relax together. Kick off your weekend with story time fun for the entire family! Join sleep time-enthusiast Allison for a cozy story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. We will read some stories, talk about the night sky, an...
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
    Join us for STEM Time as we perform experiments together! Love STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)? Focusing on the work of architects and engineers, we’ll celebrate the renovation and reopening of the Martin Luther King, ...
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
    Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for Virtual Story Time. Recommended for children birth to 5.
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 · 6:00 PM EDT
    Join DCPL Library Associate Philip Espe on a musical tour of the MLK Library. Through song and movement, Philip sing through the MLK Library highlighting our community's new spaces of inspiration.
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
    Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for a very special Virtual Story Time. This story time will feature themes of civic engagement and social justice centered around our youngest readers. Recommended fo...
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
    Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for Virtual Story Time. Recommended for children birth to 5.
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
    Grab your shakers, bells or anything that makes a fun noise and join the Library for Virtual Story Time. Recommended for children birth to 5.
  • Monday, September 21, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
    Join us for science story time! Toddlers and preschoolers will be introduced to basic STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts as we focus on the theme of construction to celebrate the reopening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memo...
Adult Learning
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT
  • Recurring Webinar
    Join the Adult Learning Department (ALD) for an informative presentation that gives an overview of the ALD’s resources and programs.Learn about ways to study for your high school diploma. Explore digital literacy offerings that introduce Northstar...
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT
    Join the Adult Learning Department (ALD) for an informative presentation that gives an overview of the ALD’s resources and programs.Learn about ways to study for your high school diploma. Explore digital literacy offerings that introduce Northstar...
Know Your Power
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 3:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Join us for science storytime! Toddlers and preschoolers will be introduced to basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts as we focus on the theme of transportation. If your little one loves trains, buses, and things that go,...
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 10:30 AM EDT
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 · 7:00 PM EST
    DC Legendary Musicians Inc. in collaboration with Humanities DC, WPFW-FM Pacifica, and the DC Public Library, celebrate the work of jazz historian and WPFW programmer, Rusty Hassan, with a virtual Humanitini event. Join the conversation with panel...
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    Monday, December 7, 2020 · 6:00 PM EST
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    On-Demand
    The December installment of Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon will focus on the developing musician, from young artist to professional performer. This virtual concert will feature:

    Concerto in A minor

    Movement 1: Allegro molto ma maestoso...
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    Thursday, November 5, 2020 · 6:00 PM EST
  • On-Demand
    Performance Lab: Chamber Music at Noon features Vasily Popov on cello and Ralitza Patcheva on piano, in a virtual performance recorded from the MLK Jr. Memorial Library's brand new auditorium. This concert includes repertoire by Francis Hopkinson,...
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    Thursday, October 22, 2020 · 6:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT
    In his final words, Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings delivers part memoir, part call-to-action, and takes us behind the scenes during his last days within the House Democratic leadership.

    Congressman Cummings' widow Maya Rockeymoore Cummings...
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT
    Today's concert program is as follows
    Suite in the Old Style (1972) (arranged by V. Popov and R. Patcheva) by Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
    1. Pastorale - Moderato
    2. Ballet - Allegro
    3. Minuet - Tempo di Minuetto
    4. Fugue - Allegro
    5. Pantom...
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020 · 5:00 PM EDT
    Celebrate the reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with a series of virtual events! Sunday discover the new auditorium by watching Performance Lab: Improvised Works for Free Jazz Quartet, streaming online with the Library.

    Cha...
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 5:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT
The DC Public Library is a dynamic source of information, programs, books and other library materials and services that improve the quality of life for District residents of all ages that, when combined with expert staff, helps build a thriving city. The Library provides environments that invite reading, community conversation, creative inspiration and exploration, lectures, films, computer access and use, workforce and economic development, storytimes for children, and much more.