Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

You Gotta Have Heart - A History of Washington Baseball From 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013

You Gotta Have HeartAre you a sports fan?

Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK HeadshotIn honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, the Special Collections Division of the DC Public Library is pleased to announce the exhibit, “I Want Them to See What They Have Done to Jack:” Washington, D.C. Reacts to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

News articles from The Evening Star, selected images from the Division’s Washington Star Photograph Collection and ephemera from the Division document the District’s reaction to one of the most tragic days in American history.

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013

Red World AIDS Day ribbonsOn World AIDS Day each year, communities throughout the United States come together to raise awareness and remember loved ones who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S with 1 in 5 people infected unaware that they're positive.

Help us raise awareness on Dec. 1 this year in Teen Space with free and confidential HIV testing, a sexual health informational session with interactive activities, and games for prizes.

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

NASA is now using 3D printers on missions to produce zero gravity solutions to uncommon needs:

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 Tuesday, November 19, 2013

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Entertainment technology has inspired one automaker's real life design:


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, November 17, 2013

Woodward & Lothrop BookPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as Michael Lisicky (author, noted department store historian, and lecturer) discusses his latest book, Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital.
 
Affectionately known as “Woodies” and regarded as Washington D.C.’s first department store and one of its most beloved businesses, the book tells the Woodward & Lothrop story from its humble beginnings on Market Space in 1880 to its iconic structure in the remote field of 11 & G streets NW.

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2013

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Here in the Children’s Division and Teen Space, we are celebrating by promoting the work of American Indian authors and illustrators.


Here are a few picture books to share with your little ones:

Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

bookcover Animal DialoguesThe encounters Craig Childs relates in The Animal Dialogues are unique for two reasons: his life spent in courting such encounters, and his skill in making readers feel we are present and sharing the experience with him. Our adrenaline rises with his as he confronts a mountain lion about to attack, circling from ten feet away to try to get behind him:

A seminar on sales strategies for small businesses

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Sales As A Strategy bookcoverWant to learn how to increase your sales as a small business?

Come learn about the new book Sales As A Strategy, which discusses sustainable small business sales practices.

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