Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Houndsley and Catina book coverFor young children nurtured on a foundation of picture books that have been read to them, nothing can be more exciting than learning to read a whole book by themselves.  Beginning with pages with a few words and related pictures, such as those in Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss or Else Minarik’s Little Bear, children expand their reading skills and build confidence.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013
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Come and learn the basics of some of our favorite 3-D modeling programs!

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2013

martin Join us for an overview of 3-D printing on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Afternoons! 

We will explore the processes and applications, survey some of the 3-D modeling and design software freely available for creating 3-D objects, and discover valuable resources for 3-D printing on the Web. 

Finally, we will review the 3-D printing capability available to the public in the Digital Commons.

National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry
The National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)
of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) will meet in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Aug. 7 – 11.

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
, of MSNBC will be the featured speaker for the opening session.

'The Most Complete Guide to the World's Most Powerful Superfood'

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013

Book CoverKale ... You either love it or hate it, but maybe, just maybe, this book will move you into the love it camp!

Kale, oftentimes referred to as a 'superfood' is packed with nutrients and green goodness. One serving alone surpasses your RDA for both Vitamins A and C!

Beading for Teens

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

Junk-Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew

Apps for Kids

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sushi MonsterWhat's way more fun than math homework, and almost as goofy as going out for dinner with a ravenous sushi-eating monster?  Playing Sushi Monster, of course!  

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2013

Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three-day weekend.  But not in the United States.  (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?)  Even though most of us don’t have a three-day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
Aug. 1-7 – International Clown Week
Aug. 1 – Girlfriends Day
Aug. 4 – Sisters Day

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Long ago, Children's Librarian Carmen Boston went to a special school in London called the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance which is now called Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She spent a year there studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance so she could gain more skills to teach dance to variety of people of all ages. Ms. Carmen had a lot of fun during this learning year, where she taught classes for moms and their babies to older adults. When she came back to the United States, she used these new skills to teach classes to children at schools in Western Massachusetts and at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Md.

Not for Children Only Showing at E Street Cinema

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis by Tomi UngererE Street Cinema is showing the documentary Far Out Isn't Far enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story. The film shares with adult fans Ungerer's childhood in Alsace under German occupation. It also discusses how his adult erotic picture books caused the removal of his children books from library shelves.