Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Fitness for a lifetime!

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

Picture of fruits ready to eat.On Tuesday, Dec. 10, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to talk about how important exercise is for anyone who wants to be healthy in general, and why it is even more important in managing and avoiding diabetes. 

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. 

These sessions are an excellent resource for anyone dealing with diabetes, or trying not to ever get it in the first place. 

Faces to know in Children's and Teen Services

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

There are a lot of interesting people working in the Children's Room and Teen Space.  Let's get to know them!  
Cameron and Bear
Hello, Cameron!  Do you prefer being called Cameron, or do you have any nicknames?
I like Cameron, but when I was younger I had a lot of nicknames: Cam Jams, Camcorder, Cam-Ron...

Sometimes kids think we live in the library because we are here almost every day. What library did you live in before Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library?
I lived in Queens Borough Public Library, in New York City.  The Corona branch. 

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Patients may be surprised to learn of the existence of a robot phlebotomist:

This new series will spotlight innovations that impact Washington and the rest of the world. Check here for future stories in this series, or visit our Digital Commons page online and walk into the Digital Commons to further witness the technology that powers our dreams.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Markeith.

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Markeith, 20, was a glorious vision in army green and black. His look was decidedly tough and punk, which is always intriguing to behold. Who but a fearless sartorial genius would pair a fishnet shirt laid over a Bob Marley T-shirt? Beyond punk, however, Markeith displayed his creative style with the zipties over his knee-high black combat boots, along with lots and lots of cool accessories in a variety of textures.

"Street punk" was the term he used to describe today's look; it fits, but more importantly, it commands attention.

More on his fashion inspirations and other life musings after the jump.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Soul Train by QuestloveQuestlove, the famed Roots frontman, has compiled never-before-seen photographs and countless stories from the longest-running syndicated program in televisi

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

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
December's movies -- on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 -- feature Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Johnny Depp!

Vin Diesel Dwayne Johnson Johnny Depp

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Science teachers build a case for brief, vetted videos for success in urban classrooms:


This new series will spotlight innovations that impact Washington and the rest of the world. Check here for future stories in this series, or visit our Digital Commons page online and walk into the Digital Commons to further witness the technology that powers our dreams.

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • Love to read and talk about books?
  • Have an eReader?
  • Want to learn how to download and enjoy a book using an eReader?

Even if you don't have an eReader, please plan on joining us on Monday Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division Learning Lab, Room 215.

Hands of My FatherDeaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will facilitate a discussion in American Sign Language (and voice if needed) of Myron Uhlberg's Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love.

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2013
Holiday shopping giving you the blues?  Then celebrate some of these amusing holidays to give yourself the gift of laughter. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
 
Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day
Dec. 4 – Special Kids Day

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Drivers of the future won't sweat a parking space if they can fold up their cars:


This new series will spotlight innovations that impact Washington and the rest of the world. Check here for future stories in this series, or visit our Digital Commons page online and walk into the Digital Commons to further witness the technology that powers our dreams.

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