Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

NASA is now using 3D printers on missions to produce zero gravity solutions to uncommon needs:

This new series will spotlight innovations that impact Washington and the rest of the world. Check here for future stories in this series, or visit our Digital Commons page online and walk into the Digital Commons to further witness the technology that powers our dreams.

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Entertainment technology has inspired one automaker's real life design:


This new series will spotlight innovations that impact Washington and the rest of the world. Check here for future stories in this series, or visit our Digital Commons page online and walk into the Digital Commons to further witness the technology that powers our dreams.

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Woodward & Lothrop BookPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as Michael Lisicky (author, noted department store historian, and lecturer) discusses his latest book, Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital.
 
Affectionately known as “Woodies” and regarded as Washington D.C.’s first department store and one of its most beloved businesses, the book tells the Woodward & Lothrop story from its humble beginnings on Market Space in 1880 to its iconic structure in the remote field of 11 & G streets NW.

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2013

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Here in the Children’s Division and Teen Space, we are celebrating by promoting the work of American Indian authors and illustrators.


Here are a few picture books to share with your little ones:

Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

bookcover Animal DialoguesThe encounters Craig Childs relates in The Animal Dialogues are unique for two reasons: his life spent in courting such encounters, and his skill in making readers feel we are present and sharing the experience with him. Our adrenaline rises with his as he confronts a mountain lion about to attack, circling from ten feet away to try to get behind him:

A seminar on sales strategies for small businesses

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Sales As A Strategy bookcoverWant to learn how to increase your sales as a small business?

Come learn about the new book Sales As A Strategy, which discusses sustainable small business sales practices.

Anteaters Open Season With Roast Elephant

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anteaters Association, The Evening Star, Nov. 7, 1963"I'll have the beaver eyeballs on the half shell."

"And for you, Sir?"

"The anteater stew, hunter style, with poison ivy salad and dust of golden rod."

Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013
HeavenandEarth

From Oct. 6, 2013 through March 2, 2014 the National Gallery of Art will feature the exhibit “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections.” The exhibit, which is located on the main floor of the West Building, is a succinct course in the history of Byzantium and its treasured art forms, primarily mosaics, icons, jewelry, and the illuminated word. Most of the works of art come from Greek museums and are exhibited for the first time on this shore. This also marks the first exhibit of Byzantine art at the National Gallery.

Why carrots and sticks (often) don't work

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Drive BOT cover
What do Internet and software upstarts such as Wikipedia, Firefox, Apache and Linux all have in common? They are all immensely successful innovative “open source” ventures that were developed and managed exclusively by volunteers. And all of their fortuitous successes were wholly based on what Daniel Pink has labeled “intrinsic motivation,” a “third drive” that motivates people and, up until recently, hadn’t been given much credence. 

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