Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Karaoke singers

We had a ton of fun at our kids' karaoke event at the MLK Library on April 13, though you don't have to wait for a library event to break out into song. Why not have a family karaoke night at home? It's simple to plan, fun for all ages, and doesn't have to break the bank.

50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal album, A Love Supreme. In December of 1964, saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Jimmy Garrison recorded the album that would become a mark of Coltrane’s spiritual musical expression and listened to for generations to come.

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to create new forms and structures, most commonly resembling animals.  It is a craft that I sometimes teach during our Manga Club, STEAM Team and Art Attack programs here at Martin Luther King Jr.

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.