Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

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?

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.