Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Youth Photographers Bring Light to the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013
Critical Exposure postcard
  • Did you know there are local youth who are using art for social justice?
  • Do you want to learn about teens who are leaders for change in their communities?
  • Are you interested in school reform issues?

If so, visit the 2nd floor west lobby to see an exhibit by Critical Exposure. Titled "End the School-to-Prison Pipeline," the exhibit features photographs, writings, student disciplinary forms, statistics and orange jumpsuits. The youth's artwork and research brings light to the school-to-prison pipeline and seeks to inspire other youth to get involved in school reform issues.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Story Time for Little PorcupineGather around, boys and girls!  The Children's department is pleased to announce its new weekly storytime schedule for the Winter-Spring 2013 season.  Each program takes place in Room 200, the Children's room, on the second floor of the building.  

Every Wednesday, join Ms. Mary at 10 a.m. for "Wonderful Ones", an interactive program for children ages 12 to 24 months.  Following at 11 a.m. is Ms. Annelise with "Tales for Twos and Threes," a toddler storytime for children ages 2 to 3 years.  

Three Scholars Discuss the Local Significance of Frederick Douglass

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo of Frederick DouglassPlease join us on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for an enlightening panel discussion on the dynamic role that Frederick Douglass played in the history of Washington, D.C. during the era of Post-Emancipation.

Our distinguished panel:

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Crazy by Han NolanWith the wild temperature fluctuations we've been having lately, do you ever get the feeling that nature’s become a little bit unhinged?  Maybe, maybe not.  But if you want to learn a little bit about how dangerous and disturbing mental illness and insanity really is, try out Crazy by Han Nolan

'Who's Afraid of Black Indians?'

Published on Friday, January 4, 2013

Shonda BuchananPlease join on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a very special evening of poetry as Shonda Buchanan, poet and Hampton University creative writing professor, reads from her book, Who's Afraid of Black Indians? 

Buchanan will also share select pieces from our rich collection.

This program will be in the Black Studies Center, room 316. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers Inc., through a grant it has received from Poets & Writers Inc. D.C.

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ring in 2013 in your own quirky style by checking out the unique celebrations listed below. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Jan. 1 – Bonza Bottler Day 
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Dishonor List
Jan. 2 – Happy Mew Year For Cats Day
Jan. 3 – Memento Mori
Jan. 4 – Dimpled Chad Day
Jan. 4 – National Trivia Day

New series celebrates film versions of reader favorites

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

Image of a film stripHave you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. A new film series begins in January at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library that celebrates the written word on film. "Books on Film" is a monthly series that will screen movie versions of popular and classic books.

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Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

Puzzled patronReceived a Kindle as a holiday gift and not sure how to use it?

Thinking of buying a Nook, but not sure which one to get?

Don't know the difference between an iPad and an iPod?

Are you wondering how to go about downloading books, movies and music from the library?

Help is on the way.

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Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

A scene from the film musical "Les Misérables"If you were not one of the millions of audience members who held their breath in the dark over the decades for a chance to seA portrait of Hugo in his youthe and hear the stories of the French Revolution march across the many stages worldwide, perhaps you were

December's Selection: Heading Out to Wonderful

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

Heading Out to Wonderful book coverThis month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club read Heading Out to Wonderful, by Robert Goolrick, for discussion at our December meeting.

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