Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
A Free Clothing Swap at MLK
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Published on Monday, June 10, 2013
What 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.
Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013
What 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
It 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
Who 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
Join 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
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.
Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Immigration and Naturalization is an major issue that is widely debated in our society. The process of becoming a naturalized citizen can be a complicated process for those wishing to immigrate or obtain permanent residency status in the United States.
The DC Public Library, in collaboration with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will present a Naturalization and Immigration Forum on Saturday, June 22 in the Great Hall, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Published on Monday, June 3, 2013
In recognition of Juneteenth, Mr. Carroll R. Gibbs, author and lecturer, will present the lecture "The Secret History of Juneteenth." Mr. Gibbs will discuss the origin and history of this celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration dates back to June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free.