Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Trick-or-TreatBoo!  It’s that time again, when children and grown-ups of all ages don creative costumes and revel in their spooky sides – that’s right, it’s time for Halloween!

Here in the Children’s Room, we will celebrate Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. with a special Halloween Party!  Dress up in costume and join us in Room 200 for a fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and trick-or-treating, right here in the library.

This is a family event for children of all ages and their accompanying adults. Though things might get spooky, we promise it won’t be too scary. 
  
We look forward to seeing you there!

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013

The arguments against use of advanced technology in public schools are countered in this video:



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.

Sink your fangs into these Halloween events at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vampire mouth.Wanna get your spooky on? Gotta pricking in your thumbs? Can't wait 'til All Hallows Eve? We have the stuff you love.

The same folks that bring you Free Comic Book Day every May have now established a Halloween Comic Fest to further promote comics. DC Public Library and Fantom Comics have decided to answer this challenge by offering these free fun events, just for you!

Come often to share in that wicked holiday spirit and don't forget to bring your "Visit Four, Win More" card to the Welcome Desk in the Great Hall to get your colorful sticker:

Sunday Oct. 27 2-4 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Scream PictureLike scary movies, cool costumes, trivia, and face-painting?

Then come to the Teen Space Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

We will be watching a movie that will scare your pants off! But if that's not your thing, don't worry about it! We are also going to be doing trivia to test your Halloween knowledge. Challenge your friends to see who is the most ghoul-minded, creepy savvy, monster-knowing person in Teen Space!

If you have a flare for creativity, come to our face-painting workshop. Paint your own face or a friend's to see how scary you can become (or cute/funny/quirky if that's more your style).

Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

book coverMollie Katzen, famed author of The Moosewood Cookbook, delights our palates yet again with The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation. 

Recipes run the gamut from soups like Tomato-Coconut to hearty pasta dishes like Lemony Carmelized Onion Mac and Gorgonzola.

Desserts include Cranapple Walnut Cake and Fruit-Studded Madeleine Cake. Many of the recipes are vegan-friendly.

An 'Aspiring Authors Circle' Event

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

pen & tabletJoin members of the Aspiring Authors Circle as we watch the lynda.com movie Digital Publishing Fundamentals. The movie, which offers a history of ebooks and tips for authors considering digital publishing, will be streamed in the Digital Commons on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a brief discussion. Members of the AAC in attendance will receive an email transcript of the movie.

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye tracking is now being used by Sports Psychologists in their work:

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, October 20, 2013

DCtransition.org logoThis event, on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, is for:

  • youths and young adults with disabilities (middle & high school)
  • parents/families/caregivers
  • educators
  • professionals
  • community organizations.

All are invited to learn about transition into employment, education, and independence at this two-day event.

On Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., all D.C. schools are invited, from DCPS to charter schools to non-public schools. Activities include:

Published on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Revolutionary Summer photoThe summer of 1776 was a spectacle of war, politics, and the birth of a new nation.  Revolutionary Summer is the latest book by author and historian Joseph Ellis, which deals with this tumultuous and formative period in America’s history. 
 

Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

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