Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

'Fledgling': A Must Read

Fledgling by Octavia Butler is a thrilling read. Full of movement and suspense, this novel will make you squirm at times.

'The Last Unicorn'

This piece will be the first in a series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"The Borrowers"

Dear LBPH Kids,

All About Oysters

On a recent visit to the wonderfully renewed Union Market here in D.C., I had the pleasure of stopping by the Rappahanock Oyster Company’s food stall.

Who was John Chapman?

'Seed by Seed'

Fall is here and in addition to admiring the bright colors of the trees as they change, we indulge in a lot of fun activities that include apples. For example, you may love making and eating treats, like apple pie, cider and candied apples. You probably also heard the name Johnny "Appleseed", but what do you know about him?

'Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.' by Dr. Ida E. Jones

Activism and Education in Logan Circle

The Black Studies Center now has a copy of Dr. Ida E.

Our Favorite Banned Books

Celebrating the Richness of the Forbidden

You know us.  We are the dedicated library staff who scurry between the Welcome Desk, the Popular Library, and the Digital Commons to assist you in your information and entertainment needs. 

'An Abundance of Katherines' by John Green

One of the big events libraries celebrate in September is Banned Books Week, where we highlight the mission of the library to provide information and entertainment on all topics and viewpoints, even if some readers might find it offensive. One of the authors we highlight during this time is John Green, whose works are often challenged in libraries across the country.

Celebrate Tolkien Week

Hobbits, dwarves and hidden treasure! 

Nice to Meet You!

New animals in the Children's Room

There are a lot of new faces to see in the Children’s Room – and not all of them are human!I talked to our new animal friends myself to see how they're adjusting.  Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Wallace the Shark and Baby Giraffe!

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