Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

bookcoverFollow along in Welcome to Lovecraft, as a new world is unlocked for two brothers and their sister in the aftermath of their father's murder.

Library staff read Dr. King's 'Letter from the Birmingham Jail'

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dr. King in JailCelebrate King Week by meditating on the words of Dr. King!

On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, a diverse group of DC Public Library staff will breathe life into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s  beloved "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" with a live staged reading.

This program will also feature a video display and special musical offering from vocalist Orlanzo Chappell and pianist Maceo Kemp.

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ring in 2014 in your own quirky style by checking out the unique celebrations listed below. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Jan. 1 – Bonza Bottler Day   
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Dishonor List
Jan. 1 – Z Day
Jan. 2 – Happy Mew Year For Cats Day
Jan. 3 – Memento Mori
Jan. 4 – Dimpled Chad Day

Community celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of novelist Zora Neale Hurston

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013

ZNH photoJoin us in the Great Hall for a celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of novelist Zora Neale Hurston!

On Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 pm, The Hurston/Wright Foundation will present a program that features writers, scholars and members of the community, including E. Ethelbert Miller, Courtland Milloy and A'Lelia Bundles, reading excerpts from their favorite Hurston work. 

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

Espresso Book MachineCome into the Digital Commons to meet one of our newest devices - the Espresso Book Machine. No, this machine won't be able to make you a steaming shot of espresso, but it can print paperback books on-demand! 

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013
January's films are full of fast and exciting action and powerful real-life drama!!
Vin Diesel pic Dwayne Johnson pic Tyrese Gibson pic

Published on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. KingConsidering how cold and snowy it's been lately, a book set in a hot place would be great to warm up with.

How about a literary vacation in Arizona? It would be great, unless you’re using it to escape a terrible bully and a wrecked home life, like Lucky. Find out about his summertime trials and tribulations in Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. King.

Shortest day, longest night

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Celebrate the Winter SolsticeOn Saturday, Dec. 21 -- at 5:11 p.m., to be exact -- take a look at the sun.  

You may notice that it's very far south in the sky, and also quite low on the horizon. That's because the Earth is the farthest away in its revolution around the sun, with the North Pole pointing away from it. This makes the solstice the shortest day and longest night of the entire year.         

In the Children's Room

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday photobooth at MLK Children'sMake sure to stop by the Children's room for a special holiday photo opportunity!

The Children's staff have constructed a life-size warm and cozy holiday hearth, complete with a roaring fire, snowflakes, stockings, Kwanzaa kinara and Hanukkah menorah.  

You have to see it to believe it -- a truly festive sight to behold!

Take a photo in front of the mantel, then tweet it at @dcpl, #holidaysatMLK.  

Spread the joy!

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.

Holiday stressJoin Karin Silverman as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

She will present a simple, yet powerful, meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

The free workshop will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in Room A-3.

All are welcome to attend.