Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

Jewish American Books for Children

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jewish American Heritage MonthShalom!  Did you know that May is National Jewish American Heritage Month?

Come to the Children's Room to learn more about the vibrant and diverse culture of Jewish American people.

From history and biographies, to picture books and graphic novels, we've got you covered! 

Here are a few great picks to get you started:

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

vinyl recordThe MLK Library has a large collection of music CDs in the Popular Services Department, but many of our users may be  surprised to learn that the library also has a large collection of LP music recordings in the Information Services Department on the second floor in Room 209. This collection contains recordings from the 1940s through the 1990s, and includes classical, popular, religious, folk, world music and more.

So, dust off your old turntable and speakers and check out this wonderful resource.

For more information, call 202-727-1291.

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Published on Sunday, May 19, 2013

May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage MonthJewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), established by law in 2006, is an annual recognition and celebration of Jewish American achievements and contributions to American history and culture observed during the month of May.