Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

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.