Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Celebrating the Great Children's Book Author and Illustrator

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dr. Seuss MLK Display


Dr. Seuss
, born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1902, has published 42 beloved children's books throughout his life of 87 years.  His legacy is cause for a great celebration, which we will be holding at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room (room 200) on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Did You Know?

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

The Tooth BookEvery Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m.  STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  

Did you know that your teeth are the hardest part of your body, harder than your bones?

Did you know that the first toothbrush was invented in China in 1498?  


Did you know that just one elephant's tooth can weigh six pounds and be over a foot long?

A reading group for music lovers!

Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Book Club with a BeatGot a love of music? Want to know more about your favorite band? Join us the first Tuesday of every month to read great books about your favorite music and musicians!  

For Princes and Princesses Only

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

TiaraEvery child should experience being royalty at least once in his/her lifetime. The Youth Services team would like to offer an opportunity for children to be crowned princes and princesses for a day. All of our local princes and princesses in-training are cordially invited to attend our royal affair.

On March 15 at 2 p.m., the Children's Room at Martin Luther King Jr. Library will host royal stories, crown decorating, a crowning ceremony, and prince and princess training! 


*Don't forget to come dressed in your favorite prince or princess costume.

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

hand holding a microphoneRev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent activism played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement, particularly protesting racial discrimination in federal and state law. DC Public Library is continuing that legacy during Black History Month with the “Dream Big Like Me” video contest. Teens all over the DC metro area submitted videos of their original work showing how they will continue Dr. King’s dream of equality for all.

His books are Black History Month favorites

Published on Monday, February 17, 2014

Calvin A. RamseyAn award-winning children’s author, Calvin A. Ramsey, surprised staff in the Children’s Room at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library when he stopped in on Jan. 27.
 

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Sunday, February 16, 2014

Andy Warhol FlowersEvery Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m.  STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  

Published on Friday, February 14, 2014

Little Brother by Cory DoctorowOne of the most interesting young adult authors you hear about recently is Cory Doctorow. His work is very different from any other teen book I’ve read recently, and I think everyone who reads YA fiction should give it a look. The best place to start is with Little Brother, his first teen title.  Read my review and summary of the book below to get a look at a book that is just a little bit too plausible in today’s world.
 

Celebrate Black History Month

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Michael BrookinsCalling all music lovers!

Please join us in the Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a jazzy evening featuring pianist Michael Brookins.

Michael Brookins has played piano for the last 30 years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several gospel/jazz fusion bands on the local scene.

What better way to celebrate Black History Month? Native Washingtonian Duke Ellington would be proud!

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

If you haven't already seen it, check out the Children's Department's Promethean ActivTable at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Made by the same company that produces the SMART Board, the ActivTable boasts a range of interactive educational activities and games for children ages 6-12. The ActivTable focuses especially on collaborative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning. That's right, collaborative. The ActivTable can be used by up to six people at one time!

Want to see the ActivTable in action? Check out this video made right here at the library.

Also, be sure to check out our STEAM Team events for children here at MLK library every Friday at 4 p.m.

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