Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

'Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller' by Doreen Rappaport

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The story of Helen Keller is truly an amazing and inspiring one, and Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport is a very captivating read about this brilliant woman. The compelling pictures by Matt Tavares also provide great insight into how Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, learned to read and experienced the world.

Come for the book swap, stay for the film!

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A stack of booksThe Cherry Blossoms have fallen and summer is on its way.  Come meet the Fiction Lover's Book Club on Tuesday, May 28 as we launch our summer reading season with a book swap and film showing.  Recycle your familiar reads by trading with another book lover, or choose from the free books or audiobooks on the Fiction Lover's Book Club's swap cart.  Then join the group as we watch a film favorite celebrating librarians. Either way, walk in with your favorite, enjoy an adventure, and go home with something new.

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book CoverMemoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks is an engaging, clever story told from the point of view of an imaginary friend.

Budo, Max's imaginary friend, has enjoyed a long life of five years because Max has chosen to believe in him for that long. Max has been lucky to have Budo as Max has some peculiarities and doesn't really fit in at school. Budo has a very human-like appearance because Max imagined him to be that way. He also has the ability to pass through doors.

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quick-Fix VeganVegan, hungry, and in a hurry?  Robin Robertson's Quick-Fix Vegan can help!

New Title for Wellness Workshops

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

FruitThis very informative series of presentations by the American Diabetes Association has been renamed "Wellness Workshops." 

It still is:

Come and Join us Every Fourth Tuesday

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013
Join a Book Club

Note: This month's Singled Out! Book Club is canceled, and future sessions are postponed until further notice.

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

Many years ago, the founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, Hans Kindler, donated his library of orchestral performance sets to the DC Public Library. This special collection includes over 900 titles. It is available for use, without charge, by local orchestras. 

Users must register in advance in order to be eligible to use this marvelous resource.

For details, call 202-727-1291, or email

Published on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Photo of Garry AdelmanJoin the enthusiastic Garry Adelman for a photographic tour of the Civil War on Thursday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. in room 209 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers and pairing their images with modern photos taken at the same place, the impact is even more valuable.

Published on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Schirmer sheet music
Sonatas, cantatas, and plenty of jazz!

Did you know that the MLK Library has a large collection of sheet music, instrumental instruction books, vocals for operas and musical theater, chamber music and miniature scores? There are thousands of scores including classical music, jazz, pop, gospel, folk songs, and lots of chamber music, just to name a few.

For more information, please call 202-727-1291. Or better yet, come and look at the collection in room 209.

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

book coverHomemade with Love is a beautiful book which offers simple, from scratch recipes for you to enjoy with those you love.

The book starts out with the basics, including a chicken stock recipe and a simple marinara sauce. There are fun drink and snack recipes like Watermelon-Cilantro Sparkler, Rosemary & Pecorino Popcorn, and Pistachio Cupcakes. Entree ideas include Orange Balsamic Glazed Salmon and Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie.