Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, August 16, 2013

Books: the next best things to portals to other realities.The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club meets monthly to discuss science fiction and fantasy books—as defined by the members.

The March on Washington: A Book Talk with author William P. Jones

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013

MOW book coverPlease join us in the Washingtoniana Room (Room 307) at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, for a discussion of the book The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights with author and University of Wisconsin history professor, William P. Jones. 

This fascinating book highlights the role of labor unions and women and reveals a side of the story not often told.

Jones will also be available to sign copies of his book.

Meet Casey and Michele Johnson: PAL Volunteers

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Once a month at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dogs and their owners from People Animals Love (PAL) come to help children practice their reading skills through the Read to a Four-Legged Friend program.

PAL was founded by veterinarian Dr. Earl Strimple, who frequently saw the positive relationships that take place between animals and humans. PAL has grown from a program that began in 1982 aiding grieving individuals to one that serves humans in a variety of situations, from prisons to nursing homes. Although PAL volunteers have been to Martin Luther King Jr. Library to participate in programs through Adaptive Services, the summer of 2012 was the beginning of a consistent program with the children’s department.

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.