Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

'Eleanor & Park'

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Eleanor & Park book coverI want to eat this book like Eleanor wants to eat Park's face!

That sounds crazy, I know. Don't get worried. No cannibalism takes place in this book. But, I devoured it. Read it in a few days. Laughed aloud and cried.

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.  With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try.

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Shakespeare Saved My LifeWhen my colleague and I first saw this book, we were both really interested in reading it. But it was on hold for someone else so we were just going to have to wait!

Enter to win free books from the Popular Library

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Do you have a need to read? 

Do you suffer excitement at the thought of starting a new book? 

Do you experience contentment when you've read the last page of a really good one? 

If you're looking for a summer escape or a pageturner for the beach, then this may be the prize drawing you've been waiting for. 

Feed the need! Take a chance to win a good read.  Just fill out the entry form below and let us choose something we think you'll like.  Winners will be selected weekly throughout the summer, but you only need to enter once to qualify:

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Photo of cover Washington Arsenal ExplosionThe DC Public Library is hosting two discussions on the American Civil War this June as we approach the 150th anniversaries of the battle of Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg.  We hope you will join us as we remember and discuss the nation's great trial by fire. 

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

Identity Thief poster

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2013

One of my favorite daily shows on NPR is Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. This five-minute radio program spotlights poetry and historical tidbits, usually of literary figures and historical events. Recently, he profiled Julian of Norwich (1342-1416?) and how, on that particular day in history, she had received the last of her revelations. This got me thinking about her as well as two other important women in church history: Margery of Kempe and Hildegard of Bingen.

How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gifts of the Crow book coverDon't be insulted if they call you a bird-brain -- it means you're pretty smart! The stories of what these birds can figure out will amaze you.

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

frydl picOn Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m., Kathleen Frydl will talk about her new book, The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

The Drug Wars in America argues that the U.S. government has clung to its militant drug war, despite its obvious failures, because effective control of illicit traffic and consumption were never the critical factors motivating its adoption in the first place. Her book talk will include a discussion of “The District and the Origins of the Drug War.”

Are You a Budding Astronomer? Check-out Two New Books to Keep You Fascinated with Astronomy

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013