Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

An evening with Derrick Weston Brown

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013

photo of derrick weston brwonPlease join us on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a special evening of poetry with Derrick Weston Brown, founding Poet-in-Residence of Busboys and Poets.

Brown will read poems from his book, Wisdom Teeth, and selected pieces from the rich Black Studies Center collection. This is an event you can't miss!

In the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dr. Zainab Alwani, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Howard University School of Divinity

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Finally, it’s warm!!! Barbeques, Memorial Day celebrations, and the end of school is just ahead…along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
May 1-31 – National Bike Month

A Series of Public Installation Artworks at MLK Library

Published on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Brian Davis and Nekisha Davis detail images

CONNECT 4 is a series of temporary public art projects in the lobby of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Partnership with Flashpoint Gallery and CulturalDC. This series takes Flashpoint's visual arts program off-site and enlivens the library space with work by local contemporary artists. The participating artists in CONNECT 4 are Brian Davis, Nekisha Durrett, Sam Scharf and Anna Tsouhlarakis.