Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover image of Washington Afro-AmericanThe public is invited to visit the lobby of the A-Level at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to view an exhibit of ten front pages from notable African-American newspapers and magazines.

Originally sponsored by the Newseum, the exhibit displays poster-sized reproductions of the covers of such publications as the Washington Afro-American, Black Enterprise, The Black Panther, Our Sports, The Pittsburgh Courier, Probe, and more.

Meet Special Collections Photo Archivist Mark Greek

Published on Friday, October 11, 2013
Celebrating American Archives Month
Oct. 1-31, 2013

American Archives Month

Imagine yourself at your annual family reunion and your nana asks you to preserve the family’s photo albums. These priceless images of family vacations, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, etc. are considered treasures. A friend suggests that you consult with a Photo Archivist because you have no idea what to do with all of them. You begin to wonder: “Where in the world can I find a local photo archivist?"

Meet DC Public Library’s Photo Archivist, Mark Greek.

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Detectives are solving crimes with the help of cyber forensics:

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 Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ships at seaColumbus Day marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, and will be observed Monday, Oct. 14. The European discovery of the "New World" in the 15th century had dramatic consequences for nearly everyone on Earth. The era of European exploration expanded global trade and colonization, and led to the establishment of the United States. 

The Fine Art of Persuasion

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Liar's Club logoOn Wednesday, Oct. 16, we will conduct a social experiment celebrating the tall tale.

Join the Brown Bag Book Club and walk away with a free book and a snack

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brown bag with book stackWant to join a book club, but think you don't have time?  Like book clubs, but don't like the book selections?  Want to talk books with other readers, but you'd rather eat lunch?  The Brown Bag Book Club is perfect for you! 

We meet in The Great Hall every second Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to talk about what each member is currently reading.  Library staffers also attend.  It's easy to become a member, just have a seat at the table.

New faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Whitney and a giraffe in Children'sAlong with our new, expanded library hours, we are happy to have so many fabulous new employees!
Here is an interview with one of our new library associates. 

Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name? 
Whitney.

Nice to meet you, Whitney!  What's your favorite thing to learn about in the whole, wide world?
That's a tough one.  Definitely cultures, because then you get to learn about other things, too.

Do you have any intriguing library plans up your sleeve?

How technology shapes our lives

Published on Monday, October 7, 2013

Tech leaders take a humorous look at picking and choosing what we reveal on social media:

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Published on Sunday, October 6, 2013

Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen bookcoverOn Tuesday, Oct. 8, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you discover the links between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Most important, you will learn ways to keep your heart healthy, whether you have diabetes or not.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on the second floor outside Room 207 for a presentation full of useful information, and a chance to join in the lively question-and-answer period afterward.

Film and Discussion with Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan

Published on Saturday, October 5, 2013

Rusty Hassan photoPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of A Great Day in Harlem.

This film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the famous 1958 photograph that brought together most of the era's jazz legends.

Noted radio personality and jazz historian Rusty Hassan will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

In the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

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