Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

On Display in the Great Hall -- and Now Available Online!

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Star Horse & Buggy

The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library presents an exhibit on The Evening Star newspaper in the Great Hall lobby - to be displayed through mid-April. The exhibit features historic photos, archival documents and original newspapers from Washington's premier daily paper. All materials are from the Washingtoniana Collection, including the Star Collection of the D.C. Community Archives and the Star Photo Collection.

A celebration of the Jewish holiday

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014

QueenPurim is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, a month of the Hebrew Calendar.  This year, Purim begins on the evening of Saturday, March 15 and ends on the evening of Sunday, March 16.  We will be celebrating Purim here at the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014

Urban pests such a flies, bDawnBiehleredbugs, roaches and rats trouble people in their homes, but the history of pests shows that they are much more than a private problem.

A Family Fun Time Event

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shamrock CraftLong ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!

We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on March 15 at 11 a.m. during our weekly Family Fun Time.

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Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tell us the words that are keeping you warm.

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Now that winter's just about toast, you can feel free to share.

"How to Train Your Dragon"

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DVD cover of "How to train your dragon" movieDear LBPH Kids,

How to Train Your Dragon is our Adaptive Services Division children’s movie recommendation for March 2014.

In this movie, “Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.”

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is now offering a story time in Spanish. If you are interested in a bilingual story time, check out our Around The World Story Time.

¡La biblioteca Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library ofrece una hora del cuentos en Español para toda la familia! Venga para escuchar libros en Español, cantar, y jugar.

Estos son unos de los libros en Español que puedan encontrar en Cuentos Para La Familia:

Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014

Join library staff members Peter and TaChalla as they discuss the rightfully neglected or undiscovered gems of the Popular Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

This episode’s pick: Family by Natalia Ginzburg.

Published on Saturday, March 8, 2014
Mario Day Art Attack at MLK Library Teen Space

Monday, March 10 is Mario Day, so named because when abbreviated, Mar. 10 looks like the name Mario. Although not originally intended, Mario Day has become closely associated with famed Nintendo video game mascot, Mario the plumber.