Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

One of the most prolific authors of our times

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Alice Walker has published two new books this year.

The first is The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way, a collection of essays. The second is The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (new poems), her latest collection of poetry. 

Click on the link for each book title to see availability for these two titles.

Shark books for kids

Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

Da-dum... da-dum... da-dum da-dum da-dum ... the suspense is building as nature fans District-wide count down to the legendary, the terrifying ... Discovery Channel Shark Week!


In honor of this fascinating occasion, the Teen Space department will be hosting our very own Shark Week Party, an arts-and-crafts family program for children and teens.

If you're a kid, you might enjoy sinking your jaws into a few great shark books from the Children's Room.  Here are a few examples:

Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

A. Philip Rrand2andolph is widely recognized as one of the most influential labor and civil rights leaders in the United States.  In 1925, he formed and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black labor union.  As a civil rights leader, utilizing skills gaind as a labor organizer that dates back to World War I, he advocated and fought to end numerous injustices.

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Cover of Chitty Chitty Bang BangDear LBPH Kids,

"The Princess and the Frog"

Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013

DVD Cover  for the princess and the frog DVDOur August 2013 movie recommendation is "The Princess and the Frog".

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bookcover of Soldier DogsSoldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (journalist and author of books in the Dog Lover's Companion series) should appeal to readers of war stories as well as dog lovers, civilians who wonder "what is it really like over there" and also returned veterans.  Dog trainers who favor positive reinforcement methods will especially enjoy seeing the results the military achieves using these gentler techniques (a war or two ago, harsher methods might have been used, but no more).  A dog might get a collar yank, but that's i

Eating to Feel Good and Stay Healthy

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Picture of fruit from flyer on Wellness WorkshopsOn Tuesday, August 13, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role nutrition plays in managing and avoiding diabetes.  Join us at 12:30 p.m. on the second floor outside Room 220 for a presentation full of useful information, and a chance to join in the lively question and answer period afterwards. 

These sessions are an excellent resource for anyone dealing with diabetes, or trying not to ever get it in the first place. 

Take a second for your health every second Tuesday.

A Program of Award-Winning Movies from Around the Globe

Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On the first Tuesday of every month from September through December, join us for the Global Lens Film Series.  All films begin at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5.

Workshop builds on basic knowledge of Illustrator CS6

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

adobe illustrator logoThis workshop will build on basic knowledge of the tools and tricks of Illustrator CS6 and apply them to a project. This time we are going to create camp badges in order to better understand the gradients, paths, fills and strokes within Adobe Illustrator CS6. We will also learn about cool websites for vector graphics to apply to your future Illustrator projects. The first class will be Thursday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Check the calendar for additional dates and times. 

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013