Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

DC Fiction Book Club

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

book coverJoin Washingtoniana librarians on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by acclaimed author Stephen Carter (The Emperor of Ocean Park).

In this riveting historical novel, Carter imagines what might have happened had Lincoln survived and had to face post-war political turmoil in Washington, D.C.

In the Washingtoniana Division, Room 307. Hope to see you there!

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads.

For June, the theme for DC Public Library's Goodreads group is "Life's A Beach!" Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads shelf for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!


Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
piano four hands

Our Brown Bag Concert Series continues on Thursday, June 6 at noon in Room A-5.

The program will include music by Johannes Brahms for piano four hands. 

Presented by the Information Services Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  For more information, call 202-727-1161.

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Naturalization and Information sessionImmigration and Naturalization is an major issue that is widely debated in our society. The process of becoming a naturalized citizen can be a complicated process for those wishing to immigrate or obtain permanent residency status in the United States.

The DC Public Library, in collaboration with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will present a Naturalization and Immigration Forum on Saturday, June 22 in the Great Hall, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

Image of emancipated slavesIn recognition of Juneteenth, Mr. Carroll R. Gibbs, author and lecturer, will present the lecture "The Secret History of Juneteenth." Mr. Gibbs will discuss the origin and history of this celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration dates back to June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Follow-Up Workshop

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013

trademark picDo you have an idea that you want to turn into an invention?  Want to get help in filing a patent application?  

Come to this informative 
Patent and Trademark Workshop on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. to get hands-on help from professionals from Innovate SciTech Inc.  This workshop, held in the second floor in Room 220, is a follow-up to "Introduction to Patents and Trademarks: The Basics," held on May 21.  

Free and open to all!

For more information, call the Information Services Department, 202-727-1161.  

'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: