Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

August 12, 1937 - July 2, 2014

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fort Stevens was part of the Defenses of Washington during the Civil War. As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle.
 

Episode 6: When the Killing Starts

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts  by Ted Wood.

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

Photo Exhibit

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Civil Rights headshot
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act."
 

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Department hosted a pajama party on Saturday, June 21 as part of its Family Fun Time series, a weekly event that incorporates storytime with activities and crafts.

A group of eager, pajama-clad little ones joined us for lots of pajama stories (like these):

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After the storytime, we decorated some cut-out paper pajamas and nightgowns with glitter, markers, and all kinds of craft supplies like patterned and textured paper, buttons, and crayons.

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

The Soul Searchers
Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book talk with Lloyd Pinchback, Go-Go musician and author of The Soul Searchers 1968-1978: A Decade of Memories.

Learn about the early years of the band that dominated DC's music scene for over 30 years. Autographed copies will be available for sale.

This event is sponsored in part by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc.

This event is also free and open to the public.

DC History from the Seat of a Bus

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

 

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Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

 
 
Baltimores Deaf HeritageBaltimore’s Deaf Heritage
 
 
with
 
 
Kathleen (Kat) Brockway
 
Deaf rights advocate and author of  Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage (Arcadian Publishing, June 2014)
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014


 
6 –  8:30 p.m.
 
 
Room A-10
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
 
 
Author will sign copies of book following the program. Book signing and reception sponsored by FOLDA (Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action).
 
 
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Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children
 
Delia Delight Rice was the first teacher of the deaf in the Philippines and her story is told by one of her adopted children, who is an author, a photographer, and a deaf community leader

 
Ron HiranoRonald M. Hirano
 
Monday, July 14, 2014
 
6 – 8 p.m.
 
Room 215 (Adaptive Services Division)
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
 


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