Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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?

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BalanceMeditationLearn meditation and relaxation techniques. Tuesday, June 18 in Room 221.

In this busy, fast-paced world, a balanced life often seems like an elusive commodity. Join Ms. Karin Silverman as she presents effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.

In this workshop, you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Book CoverTom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution has a lot to offer beyond its catchy title and is sure to quench your thirst for beer knowledge. The growth of craft beers in this country has been swift over the past 30 years. Each part of this book is laid out chronologically and features a different region, from San Francisco to Juno to Boulder to D.C.

Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Beautiful Things book coverAuthor Dinaw Mengestu brings the dislocation and feelings of relative isolation of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant, to life. The horrific circumstances of the protagonist's departure from his home country at a tender age are detailed, and his encounter with the established Washington, D.C. Ethiopian community is explored.

Published on Sunday, June 16, 2013

image of "Growth"You may have noticed new sculptures at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This is the third project in the CONNECT 4 collaboration with CulturalDC and Flashpoint Gallery. Sam Scharf's two-part installation called Growth and I See You respond directly to the architecture and public nature of the Mies Van Der Rohe designed space. Both sculptures are on view until July 27.

The Black Panther Party: A Book Discussion

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Cover of Huey NewtonPlease join us in the Black Studies Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 for a discussion of the new book Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.

The discussion will be led by Howard University professor Douglas Taylor Ph.D.

Lauded for its depth and scope, Black Against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the Black Panther Party.

A Free Clothing Swap at MLK

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Kids' edition

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer SolsticeWhat is the summer solstice?  Also called "midsummer," it is the longest day of the whole year! All over the world and since time began, people have celebrated this extra long, extra special day. 

Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013

NiceCompaniesFinishFirstWhat makes a successful, transformative organization? What kind of leadership guides an organization making it stand out amongst its rivals/peers?  What qualities in management inspire employees to do the best that they can do and make their organization shine?