Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

John Muller, one of the new faces in the Special Collections Department

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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So John, tell us about yourself.
I grew up in the Maryland countryside in a little town whose claim to fame is it was the capital - for a single day - when President James Madison stayed in the postmaster’s house on Aug. 26, 1814 while the British invaded Washington. That’s probably why I’ve always been interested in local history.

I graduated from an in-town university with a degree in public policy and have worked in education, politics, social services and journalism.

Use the library to do it

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Suze OrmanEveryone is interested in ways to make money and save money.  The Library is a cost-effective resource for getting your finances in order. Your tax dollars make these tools available, so make these tools work for you.

Be a part of National Novel Writing Month @ MLK

Published on Monday, November 4, 2013

A stack of manuscript pagesHave you been daydreaming about creating the next great fantasy series?
Are you choosing heroines for your historical romance?
Are you observing human behavior to chronicle in your own urban fiction novel?
Or, perhaps you're convinced that you have the next bestselling prizewinner written in your head. 

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, November 4, 2013

A technology leader creates jobs and an unusual architectural vision in one community:

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.

A New Storytime at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2013

World PictureCome explore different cultures and languages at the library! For ages 0-5 with their caregiver.

We are proud to be introducing a new storytime at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Around the World Storytime will feature books, songs, and rhymes from around the world. Although the storytime will be primarily held in English, we will be introducing a variety of different languages into the storytime. 

Sounds interesting? Check out some of these great picture books that feature different cultures!

Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Image of Espresso Book MachineThe Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.

If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you, please join us in the Digital Commons for an introduction on one of the following dates:

  • Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.





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!

denzel washington pic
 
mark wahlberg pic
 
jamie foxx pci
 

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.

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