Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Teen Space Personal Connection

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

No More Strangers Now interviews by Tim McKeeTeen Space librarians and teens are excited about poetry group Split this Rock's visit to Tshwane ('T' is silent), located near Pretoria, South Africa. Split this Rock meets weekly in Teen Space to discuss the writing of poetry. At each session, members compose and read aloud their poems for feedback from each other. Teen Space has hosted the group's poetry slams attended by many teen patrons.

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads

For July, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring audiobooks. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads shelf for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!

African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of of Black Pulp Publishing

Published on Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pimping Fictions Book CoverJustin Gifford is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

He has used archival material to write Pimping Fictions, a literary and cultural history of African American crime fiction. Some popular authors from this genre include Chester Himes, Donald Goins and IceBerg Slim (Robert Beck).

Tips for Parents

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Parent Reading with ChildReading increases vocabulary, builds confidence and strengthens children’s critical thinking. When children read for fun, they learn to love reading. Here are some tips for you to help your child become a reader this summer.

Author Talk for Paparazzi Princesses

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Paparazzi Princesses• Have you met any published authors who are also teens?
• Would you like to know what it's like to be the children of world famous musicians?
• Do you want to hear how other teens are turning their passions for music, acting and fashion into reality?

Beneath the Surface: Female Protagonists

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

From the comfort of your home or in the company of friendly and engaged teens at Teen Space, go online and sign up for Summer Reading. The reading theme is Beneath the Surface but there is no secret about the prizes and programs offered to teens this summer. The details are online and printed out in Teen Space.

Two novels with strong female protagonists that focus on what's Beneath the Surface are Code Name Verity and Beauty Queens. 

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Are you ready to explore new taste experiences? Would you be willing to try a mushroom chickpea burger? Have you ever heard of pomegranate molasses?

Jump aboard the Teen Space Caravan Express to see what is relished in Israel and the Republic of Georgia.

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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Published on Monday, July 1, 2013
Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business