Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A Family Fun Time Event

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shamrock CraftLong ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!

We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on March 15 at 11 a.m. during our weekly Family Fun Time.

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Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Tell us the words that are keeping you warm.

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Now that winter's just about toast, you can feel free to share.

"How to Train Your Dragon"

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DVD cover of "How to train your dragon" movieDear LBPH Kids,

How to Train Your Dragon is our Adaptive Services Division children’s movie recommendation for March 2014.

In this movie, “Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.”

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is now offering a story time in Spanish. If you are interested in a bilingual story time, check out our Around The World Story Time.

¡La biblioteca Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library ofrece una hora del cuentos en Español para toda la familia! Venga para escuchar libros en Español, cantar, y jugar.

Estos son unos de los libros en Español que puedan encontrar en Cuentos Para La Familia:

Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014

Join library staff members Peter and TaChalla as they discuss the rightfully neglected or undiscovered gems of the Popular Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

This episode’s pick: Family by Natalia Ginzburg.

Published on Saturday, March 8, 2014
Mario Day Art Attack at MLK Library Teen Space

Monday, March 10 is Mario Day, so named because when abbreviated, Mar. 10 looks like the name Mario. Although not originally intended, Mario Day has become closely associated with famed Nintendo video game mascot, Mario the plumber.

Family Fun Time Salutes Pets

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

Cat and FishFrom hegdehogs to potbelly pigs to parakeets to St. Bernards, family pets come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived in the White House.

We love our pets. During a recent Family Fun Time at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library we celebrated pets by reading books, dancing, singing songs, and making crafts. Check these pet books out!
 

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

book coverCome join the Knitty Gritty Committee (KGC) during the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month with yarn bombing. Yarn bombing can be as easy or elaborate as you want it to be which makes it a fun fiber craft for anyone and everyone regardless of your skill level.

Come knit (or crochet) some library-related objects in order to decorate the Popular Library new book display. Your creations will be on display for the public to see throughout the entire month. Yarn bombing at its core is all about enriching and giving to the visual aesthetic of the space around you so don't be sad if one of your creations disappears while on display.

A Women's History Month Observance

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

harriet tubman flyerPlease join us on in the Great Hall on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a Women's History Month program honoring the life of Harriet Tubman.

This multi-sensory event features:

  • Poet Cyd Charisse Fulton
  • Historian C.R. Gibbs
  • The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices
  • Djembe Drummer Doc Powell
  • Moderated by none other than "Sistah" Joy Alford!

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