Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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 Markeith.

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Markeith, 20, was a glorious vision in army green and black. His look was decidedly tough and punk, which is always intriguing to behold. Who but a fearless sartorial genius would pair a fishnet shirt laid over a Bob Marley T-shirt? Beyond punk, however, Markeith displayed his creative style with the zipties over his knee-high black combat boots, along with lots and lots of cool accessories in a variety of textures.

"Street punk" was the term he used to describe today's look; it fits, but more importantly, it commands attention.

More on his fashion inspirations and other life musings after the jump.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Soul Train by QuestloveQuestlove, the famed Roots frontman, has compiled never-before-seen photographs and countless stories from the longest-running syndicated program in televisi

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
December's movies -- on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 -- feature Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Johnny Depp!

Vin Diesel Dwayne Johnson Johnny Depp

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Science teachers build a case for brief, vetted videos for success in urban classrooms:


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, December 1, 2013
  • Love to read and talk about books?
  • Have an eReader?
  • Want to learn how to download and enjoy a book using an eReader?

Even if you don't have an eReader, please plan on joining us on Monday Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division Learning Lab, Room 215.

Hands of My FatherDeaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will facilitate a discussion in American Sign Language (and voice if needed) of Myron Uhlberg's Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love.

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2013
Holiday shopping giving you the blues?  Then celebrate some of these amusing holidays to give yourself the gift of laughter. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
 
Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day
Dec. 4 – Special Kids Day

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Drivers of the future won't sweat a parking space if they can fold up their cars:


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 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Part of an irregular series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. Previous entries here and here.

Cover of "The Jaguar Hunter" by Lucius Shepard.

You Gotta Have Heart - A History of Washington Baseball From 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013

You Gotta Have HeartAre you a sports fan?

Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK HeadshotIn honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, the Special Collections Division of the DC Public Library is pleased to announce the exhibit, “I Want Them to See What They Have Done to Jack:” Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

News articles from The Evening Star, selected images from the Division’s Washington Star Photograph Collection and ephemera from the Division document the District’s reaction to one of the most tragic days in American history.

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