Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

New Faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Picture of Miss MelWith expanded hours at DC Public Library we are excited to have new staff in the Children's Room and Teen Space. Meet Mel, one of our new Library Associates. Let's ask Mel a few questions!

What do you like most about working for DC Public Library?
I like working in the Children's room and Teen Space because kids make me laugh. If I could laugh for every second of the day I would.

What is your favorite storytime book?

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

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013
November's Films are Action! Action! Action!

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Create your own luminary

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

LuminaryLight up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. 

Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Collection highlights include books on astronomy and folk art. 

We will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southeast Library on Nov. 18. No registration required.

Thursday, Nov. 7 - 2:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

Literary Book Group: The Poetry of Adrienn RichAdrienne Rich was an important poet of the feminist movement. She was involved in the anti-war and civil right movements of the sixties.

Spanning a career of seven decades, her poems reflected the tumultuous events of the times. She won numerous awards, and left a memorable literary legacy.

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. for a lively discussion. We will meet in room 221.

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Nov. 1 – National Cook For Your Pets Day
Nov. 1 – National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 1 – National Novel Writing Month
Nov. 2 – Plan Your Epitaph Day
Nov. 3 – Cliché Day

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Firefox introduces a personal privacy gamechanger, allowing its users to spy on the cookie trackers:

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 Thursday, October 31, 2013

Want a frightening read to keep you up all night this Halloween season? Luckily for you, many of this fall's hottest new books are totally terrifying!

Check out one of these creepy titles that everyone has been talking about - you'll be sure to want to sleep with your lights on afterwards. 

Honoring Punk's Place in Fiction

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The talented Mr. Reed.

Write a new headline. And save your black bunting and your tears. Read, love, and dance because there's no tomorrow and only one today.

'The Sound of Music'

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Sound of MusicOur October 2013 movie recommendation is Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music is set in 1930s Austria. It details the life of Maria, who is sent by the nuns to take care of the children of Captain Von Trapp. Upon arrival at the Von Trapp household, she is met with hostility but she eventually charms the kids and the Captain through her songs and kindness. It also describes the family’s subsequent escape when Nazi Germany assumes control of Austria and they try to forcefully enlist Captain Von Trapp into their army.

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

book cover of twelve years a slaveIn the canon of American Slave Narratives, we have a few staples, such as those of Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano and Harriet Jacobs.