Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

His Newest Title "The Finisher" is Available Now at the Library

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Being a librarian means a lot of things, but what I appreciate about it the most is the idea that I am in the "book business." I know that is a stretch, but I like to think that I play a small part in the massive world of writing and publishing. Every time I am sent a book before it's published, every time I recommend a title to a patron, every time I write a book review, every time I participate in feedback sessions with publishers, I like to think that I am participating in the process of helping someone connect to someone else through the written and published word.

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pop Movies, Every Tuesday
June's films includes a series of short films in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month,
as well as our exciting popular cinema.
True-to-Life Afghan war drama starring Mark Wahlberg, nail-biting suspense with Liam Neeson and an animated blockbuster!

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Published on Friday, May 23, 2014
District of Change

The District has a rich cultural history, including the Go-Go scene, punk rock, the Washington Color School and other artistic movements, which flourished at a time when D.C. was thought of as a government town. As the city continues to grow, can artists still find a welcoming home in D.C.? How can the city continue to foster these creative movements?
 
More than 100 people gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to discuss D.C.'s changing art and music scene at the DC Public Library’s first District of Change event. 

One Young Deaf Woman's Education

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

Building Bridges Crossing Borders

Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., as author and Washington Post writer, Steve Vogel discusses his book Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation.
 

Podcast Available

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On May 20, author Walter Mosley discussed and signed his latest book, “Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. You can listen to the whole talk along with the question and answer session below:

Traditional. Creative. Contemporary.

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If you're like me, you often find yourself staring at areas of your home and plotting your next project. You have an idea of how you'd like something to look, but you cant quite materialize the thought. Luckily, your local library has thousands of interior decorating books. Below, I've compiled a few of my top picks. The design philosophies will be: Traditional, Creative and Contemporary. I'd love to include Shabby Chic and 60's Retro, but they seem to have run their course. 

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Things I've Been Silent AboutAre you fascinated by history?
Are you intrigued by the lives of other people?
Want to spend some time reading entertaining books and talking to like-minded individuals?

If so, join us for the H&B (history and biography) book club, where we will be reading some of the more popular titles that deal with the world’s stimulating past events and people. 
 

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

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May 16, 2012 marks the two-year anniversary of the death of Charles Louis “Chuck” Brown, who was affectionately known as “The Godfather of Go-Go.”  Since then, the DC Public Library’s Special Collections Division has been building a go-go music Chuck Brown archival collection to document this exclusively DC genre of music and culture.

Join the Aspiring Writers Circle and Library Staff Read-In

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014
Juneteenth 2014 LogoHave you thought about joining the Aspiring Writers Circle, but just haven't gotten around to it?  Been looking for a project to spark your creativity?  Well, here's your chance! 

The Aspiring Writers Circle and Popular Services staff are celebrating Juneteenth with a multimedia event.  We will be sharing original works and letters from slaves at the celebration. 

We are seeking a variety of performance pieces, so consider this your call for submissions:

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