Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Meet Special Collections Librarian/Oral Historian Kelly Navies

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013
Celebrating American Archives Month
Oct. 1-31, 2013
American Archives Month
Imagine yourself at a social meet and greet. You introduce yourself to a friendly stranger and innocently ask, What do you do for a living?" The friendly stranger replies with enthusiasm, "I’m a Special Collections Librarian/Oral Historian!" Okay... You’re familiar with the occupation of a librarian, but you’re completely oblivious to what exactly an oral historian does!

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Using easily accessible materials, one man is building his very own electric car:

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.

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

image of the Espresso Boom MachineThe Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.

If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, October 14, 2013
A parent quizzes young children on what is now old technology:

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.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Published on Sunday, October 13, 2013

DC Health LinkDiabetes educator Helen Jenkins, RN, CDE, who has been hosting the Diabetes Wellness Workshops on the first Tuesday of each month here at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, is going to do a longer program here on Saturday, Oct. 19 in conjunction with the DC HealthLink Health Fair. 

Come and learn about diabetes and how you can be more successful managing the disease. At the session, learn about:

Published on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Congratulations to Elizabeth Pitts, one of the winners of the Manga Character Design Contest in Teen Space! Participants were asked to create a unique and original Manga character and share their character with other Manga enthusiasts. Here is a description of the most original character!

Alexia Silae DrawingName: Alexia Silae (See-lay is how you pronounce her last name)

Age: 75 years old

Published on Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover image of Washington Afro-AmericanThe public is invited to visit the lobby of the A-Level at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to view an exhibit of ten front pages from notable African-American newspapers and magazines.

Originally sponsored by the Newseum, the exhibit displays poster-sized reproductions of the covers of such publications as the Washington Afro-American, Black Enterprise, The Black Panther, Our Sports, The Pittsburgh Courier, Probe, and more.

Meet Special Collections Photo Archivist Mark Greek

Published on Friday, October 11, 2013
Celebrating American Archives Month
Oct. 1-31, 2013

American Archives Month

Imagine yourself at your annual family reunion and your nana asks you to preserve the family’s photo albums. These priceless images of family vacations, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, etc. are considered treasures. A friend suggests that you consult with a Photo Archivist because you have no idea what to do with all of them. You begin to wonder: “Where in the world can I find a local photo archivist?"

Meet DC Public Library’s Photo Archivist, Mark Greek.

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Detectives are solving crimes with the help of cyber forensics:

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.

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