Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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. 

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tom Hanks pic
Emma Thompson pic
Martin Freeman pic

New Science Fiction Titles Land at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m., Room A-5

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Book cover of Mary Poppins, She WroteDid you read the Mary Poppins books as a child, or maybe to your own children as an adult? Or maybe you just loved the movie--with Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, what's not to like? Then there's just plain curiosity as to how a movie musical gets made in the first place.