Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Sunday, April 13, 2014

Prom Resources at DC Public LibraryDC Public Library has just had our Prom Expo on Saturday April 5 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space. Expect to see some pictures and highlights of the Expo up soon.  But in the meantime, if you need help preparing for your prom, school dance, or other social event, we have plenty of resources available to you. 

Check out DCPL's Prom Expo page between now and May for all sorts of resources to help you prepare for the big day.

Mixing Vocals

Published on Saturday, April 12, 2014
mixing vocals

Teens, come to Teen Space and learn:

  • How vocals fit in a mix
  • How to add lead vocals, and background vocals
  • About vocal dynamics (clipping and vocal balance)
  • Microphone usage
  • How to monitor mixes
  • How to set vocal volumes and clean up your vocals, tracks and gating
  • How to analyze and choose reference songs

Finally, feel free to use our Freegal Music app and download three free songs a week. 

A Family Fun Time Storytime

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014

Kitten's First Full MoonBeginning in 1937, the ALA (American Library Association) began awarding the prestigious Caldecott medal to the illustrator of America's "most distinguished picture book for children." The medal gets its name from Randolph Caldecott, an influential 19th century English illustrator. The image on the Caldecott medal comes from his illustrations forThe Diverting History of John Gilpin, a poem written by William Cowper.

A Spring Break event for kids on Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Palindromania!  by Jon Agee

What do these phrases have in common?

Episode 2: 'Star Griffin'

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In this episode Peter and TaChalla delve into the world of science fiction with Star Griffin, a sci-fi novel by Michael Kurland.
 

Family Fun Time

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DanceThe Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has dance fever! On Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m., the Children's Department at MLK Library will host a special Family Fun Time filled with dancing, stories and crafts to get your feet moving and creativity flowing!

Dancing is great for exercising, expressing yourself, getting a party started, and having fun. Every movement you make burns calories and helps you stay fit and healthy. The more you move, the better.

'Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.'

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Garrett Peck HeadshotJoin author and beer scholar Garrett Peck as he taps the history of brewing in the nation's capital and introduces the new brewers leading D.C.'s recent craft beer revival. This event is co-sponsored by DC Public Library's Special Collections Department and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Talk takes place at RFD (Regional Food and Drink) at 810 7th St. NW in Chinatown, Washington D.C. 20001. Talk will be held April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in event space in back.

The Benefits of a Participatory Storytime

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In August 2013, librarian Nell Colburn wrote in her School Library Journal article, "Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-Year Pro," "The best story times are those in which adults are fully engaged -- shaking out their wiggles, clapping, singing, dancing, and encouraging kids as they interact with the books."

When adults participate in a story time, children are more likely to join in, making funny faces, meowing like cats, or stomping around the room.

Two story time classics in the DC Public Library catalog encourage readers of all ages to become involved in the story, often with hilarious results. 

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April showers bring May flowers … April showers bring May flowers …

Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp and messy month.

But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
 
April 1 – National Fun at Work Day
April 1-30 – Library Snapshot Day
April 1-30 – National Rebuilding Month
April 2 – International Children’s Book Day

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014

Information Services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is staffed by 12 info-savvy, book-hungry librarians. Each month, we'll share a few of our current staff reads. For the full list, visit the display in Room 209 at MLK. 

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