Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A Women's History Month Observance

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

harriet tubman flyerPlease join us on in the Great Hall on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a Women's History Month program honoring the life of Harriet Tubman.

This multi-sensory event features:

  • Poet Cyd Charisse Fulton
  • Historian C.R. Gibbs
  • The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices
  • Djembe Drummer Doc Powell
  • Moderated by none other than "Sistah" Joy Alford!

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Visual musicEvery Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children ages 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  

In recent years, art has been added to STEM education because of its importance in developing critical thinking and imagination.  As Albert Einstein once said, "The greatest scientists are artists as well." Our Painting Music STEAM program will explore the combination of visual and auditory art forms.  

Published on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 PG County BookBordered by the federal capital but separated from Virginia and the Confederacy only by the Potomac River, the citizens of Prince George's County found themselves on the front lines of the Civil War.

As Maryland's largest slave-owning county, some joined the Confederacy while many remained loyal to the Union.

Learn more about this divided history as authors Nathania A. Branch Miles, Monday A. Miles and Ryan J. Quick discuss their new book 
Prince George's County And the Civil War Life on the Border; on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Washingtoniana, Room 307.

Hope to see you there!

'True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront'

Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Image of book cover of Fire on the BayouIn Fire on the Bayou, Howard Feinstein tells the story of the struggle to enforce civil rights laws and fight hate crimes in the South (and a couple of more northern spots), in the volatile period after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. 

Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Espresso Book Machine in the Digital CommonsOn demand self-publishing is now availible in the Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!

Do you have an original work? Want to print a public domain title?  Now is the time.  

Visit the Digital Commons on the first floor of MLK Library to learn more about book printing and to see our Espresso Book Machine in person. For a complete listing of printing rates as well as DC Public Library's policies for printing, visit the EBM policies page.  

Books on Film series spotlights 'Lawrence of Arabia'

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014
The Arabian desert at sunset.

DIY @ Your Library for Teen Tech Week

Published on Saturday, March 1, 2014
Computer keyboard

Hey you! Like spending lots of time on Facebook and Instagram? Sure. But have you ever wondered how an app works or how to build a website? Learning different programming languages to do all that is much simpler than you think!

Programming language, or code, is the set of instructions you give a computer.  Writing code (or coding) is something anyone can learn, and it is surprisingly fun. (Take it from someone who is still a beginner at all of this.) 

Published on Saturday, March 1, 2014

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
March 1 – Plan A Solo Vacation Day    
March 1 – Refired, Not Retired Day
March 1 – World Compliment Day
March 2-8 – Celebrate Your Name Week  
March 2-8 – Read An E-Book Week

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

Published on Friday, February 28, 2014
March features great film directors: Spike Lee, Davie Lean and David O. Russell!

Call 202-727-1291 or 202-727-1295 for titles and more information.

Spike :Lee David Lean