Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

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Please join us on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Lobby at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, as we welcome Dr. Karsonya Wise-Whitehead, author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.

Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Society Subway coverThis talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in  the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made.   Besides all that, I’m expecting it to be very entertaining, because the book certainly is.

Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Author of Moomin and celebrated artist, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. The 9th of August would have been Tove’s 100th birthday and in celebration the Children’s Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library will have a special Moomin story time on Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m.

Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Coding GIFThis Sunday for STEAM Team kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library competed to complete a computer coding challenge in the Children's Room. The kids had one hour to complete three computer programming and gaming challenges to win a prize.

Don't worry if you missed it! Here are the online coding games the kids used at the program:

Scratch - Code a cute cat to dance, sing, and more. This program developed by MIT teaches children the fundamentals of writing code.

Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Three Parts Dead Max Gladstone coverTara's been kicked out of school-- literally. Managing to survive being thrown from the floating Hidden Schools through her Craft alone, she attempts to go back to her childhood home and resume her old life of plowing and tending sheep. But when your biggest talent is bringing the dead back to life as zombies, your childhood friends can quickly turn into a mob wielding pitchforks.

The Quest for the Best American Art

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014
Red Sun by Arthur DoveRed Sun info

Episode 2: The Hunger Games v. Battle Royale

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014
The wait is over! Your favorite librarians, Anne and TaChalla, are back with episode 2 of Read This NOT That! And this time it's edgier than before. In this episode, Anne and TaChalla, tackle the highly popular book, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and the sadly underrated novel, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.  

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

kids raising handsOn July 26 and August 2, budding biologists in grades two through six asked and answered lots of questions about the living (and non-living) world, and about science in general: what is a hypothesis? What do you need to make an observation? Is water a living thing? What are living things composed of? 

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

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Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three day weekend.  But not in the United States.  (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?)  Even though most of us don’t have a three day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
August 1-7 – International Clown Week
August 1 – Girlfriends Day
August 3 – Sisters Day