Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Exploring Romance in Teen Space

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Teen Space Valentine DisplayRomeo and Juliet?  Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!  

While you're here, be sure to check out one of the many great love stories that we have on our shelves. Celebrate the spirit of the Valentine's season by falling in love with a good book. Whether you're in love, looking for love, or loving the single life, we have something for you.  

Here are some of our staff favorites for YA romance:  

Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Derrick W. BrownCelebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.

We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

All ages welcome.

Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!

Helping You Find Reliable Information Every Friday Morning

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Image of keyboardDid you know the library has more than just books? We also have online resources available through our website that you can access in the library or from home!

Meet us in the third-floor computer lab every Friday at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the following online resources:

Feb. 7: Black Studies

Civil Rights In America

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Lee Daniels
Ryan Coogler
Shola Lynch

Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

This month's Manga Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space focused on Ninja and Samurai. We learned about the historical similarities and differences between Japan's two iconic warriors as well as the many myths and legends that make them so unforgettable.

Did you know that Ninja literally means "invisible men," and the youngest recorded ninja assassin was only 13 years old? Also, Samurai adhered to a strict code of moral conduct known as Bushido that placed honor and service above even their own lives. 

Don't worry if you missed out. Here are some great books from our collection to learn more:

Georgetown Professor Maurice Jackson presents the Black History Month Keynote Lecture

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

maurice jackson photoOn Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m., we are delighted to present the Black History Month Keynote Lecture by Georgetown University Professor Maurice Jackson.

Dr. Jackson will speak on the topic, "Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, D.C."

Professor Jackson is the author of Let this Voice Be Heard, Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism and is currently at work on a social, political, and cultural history of African Americans Washington, D.C.

This exciting program will take place in the Great Hall.

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jacob Lawrence-The Library Painting

'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

stone coverEthiopia, 1954. Twin brothers Shiva and Marion Stone’s Indian-nun mother dies during their birth and their British father abandons them. As revolution brews decades later, Marion, a surgeon, flees to America, where he eventually confronts his past.

This book, pubished in 2009, is in the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection as DB 70131 (21 hrs, 24 min) and in the main DC Public Library collection in Regular Print, Large Print, Book on CD, e-book and e-audio.

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Feb. 1-28 – Library Lovers Month   
Feb. 2 – Bonza Bottler Day
Feb. 2 – Hedgehog Day
Feb. 4 – Thank A Mailman Day
Feb. 5 – Digital Learning Day