Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014
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HOLD UP. We have new literature books and they're pretty great. Here's a sample of some of our favorite new titles.

Happy National Photography Month

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

Photographs from the Exhibit of American Negroes, 1900

Did you know that May is National Photography Month? In celebration, the Special Collections Black Studies Center presents a selection of photographs from W.E.B. Du Bois's "Exhibit of American Negroes".

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014
Puerto Rican FlagEach month, the MLK library hosts an Audio Storytelling Workshop in the Digital Commons. Over the course of this four-week class, students learn the skills needed to make an audio piece of their very own. Pieces students create range from anything from personal radio diaries to interviews to non-narrative sonic explorations.

Last session, Edgardo G. created this fantastic piece about finding Puerto Rican heritage all across the District. Edgardo created this story using the skills he learned at the Audio Storytelling Workshop. Keep an eye out for the next chance to sign up for the workshop, and you too could make your own wonderful creation.

In Our Collections, and Beyond

Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014
World Press Freedom Index 2014
World Press Freedom Day was May 3. The holiday, a joint UN/UNESCO effort, seeks to celebrate journalists who face consequences for their work and bring awareness to the obstacles that hinder press freedom worldwide.

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wennersten Headshot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., as author John R. Wennersten discusses his latest book The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wild Women                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Please join us in the Washingtoniana Room, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. as author Canden Schwantes discusses her new book Wild Women of Washington, D.C.: A History of Disorderly Conduct from the Ladies of the District.

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. focusing on black and white. We'll read stories with black and white illustrations, and even put together some secret messages in black and white. 
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Children under age 12 and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Come prepared to play, laugh, and have fun. Wear black and white to Family Fun Time and earn a special prize!

Want to get a head start? Check out these books, all available within the D.C. Public Library system:

A Family Fun Time Story Time

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cat SecretsBark George

Teen Space Art Attack

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Art SuppliesEvery Monday at 4:00 p.m, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space staff hosts Art Attack, a program designed for teenagers ages 13-19 to bring out their creativity and take home a self-made product.  This week, on Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m., we will be making book charms based on our favorite literature for young adults.  

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Emily.