Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Sunday, June 16, 2013

image of "Growth"You may have noticed new sculptures at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This is the third project in the CONNECT 4 collaboration with CulturalDC and Flashpoint Gallery. Sam Scharf's two-part installation called Growth and I See You respond directly to the architecture and public nature of the Mies Van Der Rohe designed space. Both sculptures are on view until July 27.

The Black Panther Party: A Book Discussion

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Cover of Huey NewtonPlease join us in the Black Studies Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 for a discussion of the new book Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.

The discussion will be led by Howard University professor Douglas Taylor Ph.D.

Lauded for its depth and scope, Black Against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the Black Panther Party.

A Free Clothing Swap at MLK

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Kids' edition

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer SolsticeWhat is the summer solstice?  Also called "midsummer," it is the longest day of the whole year! All over the world and since time began, people have celebrated this extra long, extra special day. 

Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013

NiceCompaniesFinishFirstWhat makes a successful, transformative organization? What kind of leadership guides an organization making it stand out amongst its rivals/peers?  What qualities in management inspire employees to do the best that they can do and make their organization shine?

June 11 at 12:30 p.m. outside Room 220

Published on Saturday, June 8, 2013

Live Empowered logo from the American Diabetes AssociationIt is almost time for another of our Wellness Workshops, presented by the American Diabetes Association here at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

Whether you want to pick up some tips on living a healthy lifestyle, or learn more about diabetes itself, visiting the Workshop on your lunch hour is an easy way to do both at once. On June 11, heart health and the effect of diabetes on the heart will be featured.

Julia Hurwitz, Tour de Force

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

Ms. Julia for DrupalWho knew the Children's Division was hiding a record-breaking, feat-performing whirlwind?  She moves so fast, no wonder you didn't see her.  

Though it's hard to keep up with everything Ms. Julia does in a day, I made sure to interview her before the people at Guinness World Records catch on.

So, Ms. Julia, is it true that you can triple- and even quadruple-task?
Indeed, though these powers of mine increase whenever I step foot in the library. 

Interesting.  I heard that you once re-organized an entire information desk while helping customers AND creating displays. 

DC Fiction Book Club

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

book coverJoin Washingtoniana librarians on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by acclaimed author Stephen Carter (The Emperor of Ocean Park).

In this riveting historical novel, Carter imagines what might have happened had Lincoln survived and had to face post-war political turmoil in Washington, D.C.

In the Washingtoniana Division, Room 307. Hope to see you there!

Published on Thursday, June 6, 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 June, the theme for DC Public Library's Goodreads group is "Life's A Beach!" 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!


Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
piano four hands

Our Brown Bag Concert Series continues on Thursday, June 6 at noon in Room A-5.

The program will include music by Johannes Brahms for piano four hands. 

Presented by the Information Services Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  For more information, call 202-727-1161.