Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

'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

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014

On Mardi Gras DayMardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It is the Tuesday just before Lent in the Christian calendar, when people would feast before fasting during the Lenten season.  Another word for Mardi Gras is Carnival, which is celebrated all over the world!

Here in the United States, New Orleans is the capital of Mardi Gras.  Ever since French colonists brought it to the area centuries ago, the holiday has grown and evolved in spectacular ways. Nowadays, it is a time of year full of many different traditions involving delicious cajun and creole food, fabulous costumes, lively music and huge parades!

Every Thursday in March

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014
Podcasting Gear
A four-week podcasting course in Audio Storytelling will be held the Digital Commons in March. Each class will meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Access to recording equipment and registration is required.  

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Piero's Light The Italian Renaissance is best known by its three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael, and