Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Survival Lessons by Alice HoffmanSurvival Lessons by Alice Hoffman is a paean to life. 

An author of many works, she writes this small book as a survivor of breast cancer. Filled with quotations from such authors as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, many of the pages are graced with poignant photographs, one of which is that of a smiling Anne Frank.

Ms. Hoffman gives us directives in chapter titles. For example, one title is: "Choose to Make Things Beautiful."

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time:

Awareness is Sexy

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shiny Dolls- prepare for the upcoming season of love, the Teen Space will be offering FREE and confidential HIV testing, a sexual health information session, interactive activities, and free condoms from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15!

Stay sexy and safe this Valentine's Day weekend by protecting yourself and your partners.

A major part of the fight against the spread of HIV is eliminating stigma. Here are five key facts about HIV/AIDS and prevention that you should know and spread:

Open Doors Access: Operation Undercover

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

International Spy MuseumIntrigued by the International Spy Museum? Who isn’t?! Now’s a great time to visit. 

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ancient Egypt Family Fun TimeHave you ever wanted to travel back in time to where the pyramids were built, pharaohs ruled and mummies were all the rage?  Now's your chance!

Join us in the Children's Room on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. for an Ancient Egypt-themed Family Fun Time! Enjoy a story, game and craft for kids of all ages. 

Bonus challenge! Can you name the Egyptian god featured in this post?  We have plenty books to help you figure it out!

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rippling Book Cover

Reinventing the book club

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Image of book and beerJoin DCPL Librarians at Bistro D'Oc on the third Wednesday of each month for a modern-day book club.  Books & Bars is “reinventing the book club” with promises of great food, drinks, comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books. 

Upcoming Book Discussions

 May 21, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Have an electronic reader or want to learn how to use one?

Ben Carson Gifted HandsIf so, this book club is for YOU!

We will discuss Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: the Remarkable Surgeon who Gives Children a Second Chance at Life.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.