Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

New weekly meet & greet to begin in October

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Welcome to Our H/appy Hour!Young professionals, federal workers, and technophiles of all stripes are invited to meet to take a look at the newest devices, to socialize, and to share information about the latest news and trends in the business of technology. Light refreshments will be served in the meeting room near the Digital Bar.

These meet and greets will be held every Thursday evening, starting Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where devices and curiosity are always welcome! 

The Second Book in the Raven Cycle Series

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Dream ThievesHardcore fans of the first installment will want to re-read the first book since the action starts right away, and all those little subtle plot lines come racing into focus from the first page. If Book One is about myths and legends, then Book Two is about secrets. Ronan keeps secrets from Gansey, Gansey keeps secrets from Adam, Blue keeps secrets from herself, and Adam keeps secrets from everyone.

Resources, resources, resources!

Published on Monday, September 16, 2013

School KidSchool’s back, and with it comes the joys of everybody’s favorite after-school responsibility – homework!

Never fear, kids: not only is the library a great place to chill out, visit with friends and even play, it’s got loads of ways to make homework and special projects go much, much more smoothly. 

Take a look at our website.  At the top of this page under the “Teen” and “Kids” tabs, you can click on “Homework Help.” The first thing you’ll notice is online tutors from, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year!  

Published on Sunday, September 15, 2013

picture of the Espresso Book MachineThe Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.

If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

Published on Saturday, September 14, 2013

Photo of Dad is Fat coverWhat do Hot Pockets, fruit cake, paleness, bacon and parenting all have in common?  The answer is Jim Gaffigan. The stand-up comedian best known for his pale skin, love of food, and strange voices has recently come out with a new book about life and parenting, Dad is Fat

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

Michael Ward from CloudHands Tai ChiInstructor Michael Ward has been studying and practicing T’ai Chi for 35 years. He has taught T’ai Chi to people from 9 to 90 in settings as diverse as senior centers, major corporations and institutions. 

According to Michael Ward, CloudHands T'ai Chi is…

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

3-D Printing has unleashed imaginations worldwide and is being considered as a solution to problems as diverse as a shortage of human organs, housing for the homeless, and better aircraft.  One speaker proposes the next step:

Book Talk with Professor A. Peter Bailey

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Malcolm X book coverPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. as Professor A. Peter Bailey reads from his new book, Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher, A Memoir

Prof. Bailey was a close associate of Malcolm X and a founding member of The Organization of Afro American Unity. 

As always, there will be a riveting discussion following the presentation.

Take a second for your health (every second Tuesday)

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013

bookcover Kitchen Diva's Diabetic CookbookOn Tuesday, Sept. 10, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role life style plays in managing and avoiding diabetes, and the devastating effects of eating junk food and being a couch potato (or a "desk potato", i.e. sitting for long spells at work). Join us at 12:30 p.m. on the second floor outside Room 220 for a presentation full of useful information, and a chance to join in the lively question and answer period afterwards. 

Next Session Sept. 10

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013

USPTO SealAre you interested in obtaining a patent or trademark? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and DC Public Library are currently sponsoring a series of free workshops at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  The workshops will cover a variety of patent and trademark topics.

The public, inventors, small business owners and students are invited to attend these free workshops and have an opportunity to ask questions any they might have. The next workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.