Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A Joint Book Club Discussion

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lolita book coverReading Lolita in Tehran book coverThis month, staff leaders of the book groups based at Martin Luther King Jr.

October's Selection: Enrique's Journey

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

Enrique's Journey book coverThis month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario, for discussion at our October meeting.  The book tells the true story of a Honduran teenager who is determined to ride the tops of freight trains to reach the United States, in a desperate search for his mother who left home many years before.

September's Selection: 'The Tiger's Wife'

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

The Tiger's Wife book coverFrom  "The Tyger" by William Blake:Photo of 2012 burial of war victims from The Advocacy Project

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

LOL Teen Movie Night Every Friday at 3pm!

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012
Battleship Movie Avengers Movie Step-Up 3 Movie

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

JazzOn Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a lovely evening of jazz music performed by the University of the District of Columbia's Small Jazz Ensemble in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Oct. 1-31 – National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Oct. 1 - World Vegetarian Day
Oct. 5 – National Diversity Day
Oct. 5 – World Smile Day
Oct. 6 – World Card Making Day

Join us for a 2.5 day program of events!

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

What: 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference
Where: Carnegie Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
When:  October 18-21, 2012
Website: http://annualconferencedchistoricalstudies.wordpress.com/about/

The 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference features more than 20 sessions, lectures, panels, exhibits, and more on DC history topics.  Highlights include:

featuring Still Rings True

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Our crisis is a crisis of choice." These are the words of melodic punk rockers, Still Rings True. For these three guys from Watertown, N.Y., music is not just a hobby; it's a means to spark social reform. If you find yourself suffering from bone-crushing apathy and spending your days in a lackluster haze, then Still Rings True is the right medicine for you. Just one listen and you're guaranteed to be hooked on their catchy tunes and close-to-home mission to bring meaning back to music.

I had the opportunity to talk to these guys about the meaning behind their music, how their music has changed, and how music has changed them. Read on to get the low-down from one of the East Coast's best do-it-yourself bands.

DC Reads Excerpts Performance

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Natalie Barrens Carolyn Black-Sotir Michael Langlois One Book. One City. One Good Read.


Come join us in the Great Hall on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. as Elisabeth Mehl Greene's chamber opera brings Azar Nafisi's bestselling work to music. 

The libretto, co-written with Iranian-American poet Mitra Motlagh, retells Nafisi's experiences teaching Western literature after the Iranian Revolution, first in the classroom, and then in secret to a group of young women students.  By reflecting the challenges of her reading group through the prism of Lolita, Gatsby, James, and Austen, Nafisi both paints a picture of the grim realities of Revolutionary Iran and shows how literature provides universal insights into the human condition.

Opening the Source Theatre Archives

Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"It was the Source Theater ... that offered a place to start.  ... When I'm asked about the Source Theater Company, I share fond memories of working with Pat, Keith Parker (Source Theater Festival) and other artists in the nation's capital, where my career in theater began."
-- Actor Clayton LeBouef

The Source Theatre is an institution in the D.C. theater scene. It's where many young and hungry actors, playwrights and directors got their start; it's where artists felt comfortable pushing boundaries, and it's where D.C. audiences could laugh, love and cry.

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