Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A Book Club with the Ask Rayceen Show, Our Monthly LGBT Outreach

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014
The Boys in the Band
Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play is this month's title!
Monday, June 2, 2014
6 p.m. 
Auditorium A-5
Print copies of the play aboys in the band covernd dvd copies of the 1970 film from director William Friedkin are available for borrowing!  rainbow flag
for more information, call 202-727-1291

Talking Book Club, June 19

Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014

book coverWritten in 1866, A Long Fatal Love Chase is now published for the first time.

Rosamond Vivian, 18, lives with her grandfather on an island estate off England's coast. She longs to escape the solitude, and the chance arrives in the form of Phillip Tempest, almost twice her age. They marry, and he takes her with him to his villa near Nice. But Rosamond soon suspects that all is not as it first appeared. She even fears that her husband is a murderer.

Episode 4: "Damselflies"

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TaChalla and Peter tackle the fantasy genre in this episode. To help us, we are joined by one of DC Public Library's very own fantasy experts! Click on the podcast to find out who it is.

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Check out Chess Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space. Whether you are a chess novice or king of the board, Chess Club has something for you. 

Want to hone your chess skills? Try checking out some of these great chess books from the library:

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014
Join Maggie and Anne as they discuss their upcoming book picks for Book Club with a Beat and Books & Bars Book Club. The discussion takes a darker turn when Anne elaborates about her book club pick The Dinner by Herman Koch.

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

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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.