Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Attendees Clamor for 'Nowhere to Run'

Published on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nowhere to Run by Claire GriffinTeens at MLK and Northwest One libraries gave author Claire Griffin, author of Nowhere to Run, a warm welcome.

At MLK, they were eager to hear about track star Calvin, who faced a Nowhere to Run situation in the Petworth neighborhood.

Panel Discussion at Historical Society, 801 K Street NW

Published on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

Teen Book Review

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

A Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan

Firsthand accounts of the Zombie Wars

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

Ahead of the release of World War Z, we've assembled some dispatches from across the globe during the Zombie Wars that weren't included in the original report.
Note -- These first-hand accounts are not for the faint of heart. If you can't stomach reading about zombies or gore, read elsewhere.
-- Ed.

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Dante.


Big stories for a really big guy!

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28thPaul Bunyan Day is June 28.  Who’s Paul Bunyan, you ask?  Well, he’s the biggest, tallest lumberjack ever to walk on American soil.  He’s so big, he dug the Great Lakes so that his pet ox, Babe, would have a place to drink. He’s so big, his kitchen is ten miles square. When Paul Bunyan was a baby, he was already so big that it took five gigantic storks to deliver him to his parents.

Your thoughts on a Great Hall Scrabble Hour

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Scrabble Tile Pile
Would you be interested in playing in a Great Hall Scrabble Hour? Can you visualize these marble halls as tables of participants match their vocabulary and their wits?

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BalanceMeditationLearn meditation and relaxation techniques. Tuesday, June 18 in Room 221.

In this busy, fast-paced world, a balanced life often seems like an elusive commodity. Join Ms. Karin Silverman as she presents effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.

In this workshop, you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Book CoverTom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution has a lot to offer beyond its catchy title and is sure to quench your thirst for beer knowledge. The growth of craft beers in this country has been swift over the past 30 years. Each part of this book is laid out chronologically and features a different region, from San Francisco to Juno to Boulder to D.C.

Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Beautiful Things book coverAuthor Dinaw Mengestu brings the dislocation and feelings of relative isolation of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant, to life. The horrific circumstances of the protagonist's departure from his home country at a tender age are detailed, and his encounter with the established Washington, D.C. Ethiopian community is explored.