Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

Published on Friday, June 28, 2013

Image of the film Remember the TitansWith the return of summer, comes the return of outdoor film festivals. Take advantage of the opportunity to sit outside with the family and enjoy the films of your childhood, whenever that was!

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Alice Walker photoAlice Walker will be a featured speaker at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. This year, the conference will convene in Chicago from June 27 to July 2. Walker will address conference attendees on Monday, July 1. 

Did you know the library has 75 different records for Ms. Walker's work? It features a combination of eBooks, print titles and more.

Check one out today!

Chill out with these hot flicks

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

An enjoyable and enlighting variety of films will be screened this month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  There is truly something for everyone! 

Take a break from the summer heat or relax after work and see the following:

Monday, July 2, 6 p.m.
Popular Movie Series

Two Books That May Be Helpful To You

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

Have you ever been bullied at school, on your sports team or while trying to play with other children? Did it make you feel sad, uncomfortable or lost as to what to do or say when you were treated this way?

The library has many books and guides to resources that can help you cope with children who bully you. Two books that are good to read and discuss with an adult are Bully by Patricia Polacco and My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig.

Attendees Clamor for 'Nowhere to Run'

Published on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nowhere to Run by Claire GriffinTeens at MLK and Northwest One libraries gave author Claire Griffin, author of Nowhere to Run, a warm welcome.

At MLK, they were eager to hear about track star Calvin, who faced a Nowhere to Run situation in the Petworth neighborhood.

Panel Discussion at Historical Society, 801 K Street NW

Published on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

Teen Book Review

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

A Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan