Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

Firsthand accounts of the Zombie Wars

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

Ahead of the release of World War Z, we've assembled some dispatches from across the globe during the Zombie Wars that weren't included in the original report.
Note -- These first-hand accounts are not for the faint of heart. If you can't stomach reading about zombies or gore, read elsewhere.
-- Ed.

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Dante.


Big stories for a really big guy!

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28thPaul Bunyan Day is June 28.  Who’s Paul Bunyan, you ask?  Well, he’s the biggest, tallest lumberjack ever to walk on American soil.  He’s so big, he dug the Great Lakes so that his pet ox, Babe, would have a place to drink. He’s so big, his kitchen is ten miles square. When Paul Bunyan was a baby, he was already so big that it took five gigantic storks to deliver him to his parents.

Your thoughts on a Great Hall Scrabble Hour

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Scrabble Tile Pile
Would you be interested in playing in a Great Hall Scrabble Hour? Can you visualize these marble halls as tables of participants match their vocabulary and their wits?