Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014
Book Cover for Dance of DaysJoin Maggie, Michele and Anne as they discuss DC's rich punk history.

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Finally, it’s warm!!! Barbeques, Memorial Day celebrations, and the end of school is just ahead… along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
 
May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 Day
May 1 – National Day of Reason
May 1-31 – Get Caught Reading Month
May 1-31 – National Bike Month
May 3 – Hug Your Cat Day

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MysteryThere's a mystery at Martin Luther King Jr. Library and we need your help! Come out to the Children's Room (200) on May 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. to join our story time detective crew and help us solve a mystery during our Family Fun Time. 

Detectives play an important role in society. They are the investigators that help solve crimes and bring justice to victims. If you're a kid with a need to help and dreams of becoming a detective, take our quiz to see how much you know about detectives.

1. If you find yourself in an emergency and you're by yourself, what number should you call for help?

Join Us for an Eric Carle Inspired Family Fun Time

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Portrait of Eric Carle by Emily DavidsonWhile the name Eric Carle often brings to mind images of a caterpillar or a brown bear, his career in picture book art can be attributed to a lobster. Carle first worked in New York City as a graphic designer with an advertising agency. His rendering of a lobster in an ad was seen by Bill Martin Jr. when he was writing

Prom Expo's Guide to Your Night on a Budget

Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Are you getting things together for prom a bit late this year? Did you miss the Prom Expo at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library? On a budget? Don't panic. This is a guide just for you. Below you will find pro tips from participants of the Prom Expo that are affordable and will help with last minute planning.

1. Make your own Corsage or DCPL Staff make their own flower crowns Boutonniere!

Because October 31 is Never Enough

Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Wake the Dead by Monica HarrisDo you love spooky stories?  Dressing up in costumes?  Is one day a year – October 31 -- not enough time to truly revel in the darker side of life?
Then Halfoween may be the holiday for you.  The half-birthday of Halloween, Halfoween falls on May 1 every year.

So put on your witch’s hat, grab some candy corn and curl up with a few delightfully spooky reads.


Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Flower CraftApril is nearing its end and May is not too far away. This spring we have seen many rainy days. We rarely have had an occurrence of going through three consecutive days without having to grab our rain boots and umbrellas. Although these cloudy days may make us feel a little down, we can smile knowing that beautiful flowers will be blooming in the near future.

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

The children's department wrapped up April's STEAM events with a Money Matters program. Focusing on the mathmatic properites of money, children also learned about the features, functions, and characteristics of money. They also learned about the symbols and phrases on our nation's currency. With this information children then designed thier own currency, focusing on what money might look like in the future! 

Want your kids to be more financially savy?
Check out these titles from your local DC Public Library branch.

Episode 3: "Murder Within Murder"

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014
Join Peter and TaChalla as they go back time in Murder Within Murder: A Mr. & Mrs. North Mystery by Richard and Frances Lockridge. 

Murder Within Murder pictureMr. and Mrs. North have stumbled upon another murder mystery. The victim: Ms. Gipson, a spinster librarian who thinks everything is "nonsense!" It was a usual day at the New York Public Library when Ms. Gipson suddenly keels over and dies. The murder weapon: Poison! Working with Detective Weingand, Mr. and Mrs. North try to figure out who would want to kill Ms. Gipson and why...

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014


Starry Night

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a weekly STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  

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