Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

image of the 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 then please join us on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

 Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Oct. 1 – Intergeneration Day
Oct. 1-31 – National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Oct. 1 - World Vegetarian Day
Oct. 4 – National Diversity Day
Oct. 4 – World Smile Day

New group will offer peer support for emerging writers

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

AAC logoCalling all authors!

There comes a time when every writer must come out of the safe circle of family and friends and into a circle of their peers. A new group at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been established to do just that. The Aspiring Authors Circle will meet once monthly as a whole in the Popular Library lounge area or in Room 221 to encourage fledging writers to meet, network and support each other's work.

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

Child and adult reading a book togetherThe early literacy method called dialogic reading uses open-ended or “what” questions to expand a child’s expressive vocabulary and story-telling  skills.   

Published on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book coverAutumn brings a new season and the opportunity to read many wonderful books with your family. 

In addition to the changing seasons, Halloween, Harvest and Thanksgiving themes abound on library bookshelves.  

Published on Saturday, September 28, 2013

bookcoverFledgling by Octavia Butler is a thrilling read. Full of movement and suspense, this novel will make you squirm at times. Butler introduces racism, sexism, ageism, and Afrofuturism to the sci-fi genre of novel writing.

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
A frame from the film adaptation of "The Last Unicorn."

This piece will be the first in a series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.

"The Borrowers"

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cover page of "The Borrowers" by Mary NortonDear LBPH Kids,

Our Adaptive Services Division children’s book recommendation for September is The Borrowers. This is the first book in The Borrowers series by Mary Norton.  If you have ever wondered where all your pins, pennies, and pencils have disappeared to even though you can vouch that you remember where you last saw them, then this book is for you.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Union MarketOn a recent visit to the wonderfully renewed Union Market here in D.C., I had the pleasure of stopping by the Rappahanock Oyster Company’s food stall. Rappahanock Oyster Company is one of the growing eco-conscious companies across the country practicing sustainable farming.

'Seed by Seed'

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seed by Seed Book Cover PhotoFall is here and in addition to admiring the bright colors of the trees as they change, we indulge in a lot of fun activities that include apples. For example, you may love making and eating treats, like apple pie, cider and candied apples. You probably also heard the name Johnny "Appleseed", but what do you know about him?