Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

'Stress Pandemic'

Published on Saturday, May 4, 2013

StressPandemicIn observance of National Mental Health Month, the DC Public Library welcomes author Paul Huljich to discuss his recent book Stress Pandemic.

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013
Alessandra Selassie

"When I want water, I turn on the tap.  When it’s dark, I turn on the light.  While my life is so different than yours, I was still so touched by your books because they helped me to finally understand the life of someone I love: my father."

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

The Great Gatsby 2013 Movie PosterOn Friday, May 10, the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby will be released. The first adaptation to be filmed in 3D, the film’s release creates a great opportunity to check out not only the source novel itself and

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013
Jack Reacher poster
4 Little Girls poster
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Books for overcoming night fright

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

Monsters under the bed, and ghosts in the closet.  Creaky sounds, and strange shapes -- for kids, all kinds of spooky sensations can come to life once the lights go down.  Though not unusual, fear of the dark definitely hits some children harder than others.  Fortunately, this is nothing new, and over the years a number of great picture books have come out that specifically address this fear, and offer kids tools and strategies for overcoming it.   

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

James WormleyD.C. Emancipation Day recognizes the end of human bondage in the District of Columbia.  On April 16, 1862, the celebration began shortly after President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act.  It led to the freeing of nearly 3,100 slaves, reimbursed slaveholders and offered the newly freed men and women funds to emigrate.  

During the Civil War Era, the nation's capital also served as home to nearly 11, 000 free blacks. One of the families of influence was the Wormleys. 

Meet Daisy and Ann: PAL Volunteers at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Once a month at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dogs and their owners from People Animals Love (PAL) come to help children practice their reading skills through the Read to a Four-Legged Friend program. PAL was founded by veterinarian Dr. Earl Strimple, who frequently saw the positive relationships that take place between animals and humans. PAL has grown from a program that began in 1982 aiding grieving individuals to one that serves humans in a variety of situations, from prisons to nursing homes. Although PAL volunteers have been to Martin Luther King Jr.

National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

Published on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cover of book Pocket Guide to the Birds of North AmericaThis little book will surprise even experienced birders with its word and picture portraits of what makes 160 of our most common birds anything but ordinary.  It packs an amazing amount of readable -- and intriguing -- information into a very small space.  The pictures not only show typical behaviors but succeed as attention grabbers in themselves.  The text is unique among bird guides with its telling vignettes that surprise, amuse, and most of all, make you feel you want to know more.   

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

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Thursday, May 2

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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There will be a performance in the Brown Bag Concert series on Thursday, May 2 at noon, in room A-5, at the MLK library.

The concert will include classical music selections for cello and/or piano.  The performers are local professional musicians, who have been playing, on the first Thursday of each month, for more than 10 years.

Please come and enjoy the beautiful music.