Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.
July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy Month
July 1-31 – International Zine Month
July 2 – Made In The USA Day
July 3 – Stay Out Of The Sun Day

Grilling and Barbecue Cookbooks Just In Time for the Festivities!

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013
Independence Day is coming!  The grill is waiting and your family and friends have high expectations. Don't drop the ball; check out these digital e-book cookbooks on your mobile device or tablet and try a new, exciting recipe.

The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More by Jamie Deen

GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer Program

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013

Science in the summer logoLearning science should be fun, and this summer, DC Public Library will again partner with GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program to bring an engaging and exciting science program to 13 branches. Last summer, the focus was on chemistry and this year, children will learn about physical science and electricity. They will actively engage in learning about electricity, magnets and how they work, and other scientific phenomena.