Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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
photo of cello/keyboard

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.

Trialogue 2013

Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trialogue2013In celebration of National Poetry Month and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the DC Public Library is pleased to host "Reading in the Stacks" featuring local poet Joseph Ross.

He will be reading his own work, featuring poetry about the graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat.

Resources for Stressed Out Teens

Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Behind Happy Faces book coverThere is a lot going on in the world . . . tragic bombings, terrorist mail, deadly explosions and threats of war. There are also the every day conflicts and stresses of school, work, and home. Things can overwhelm you and you may feel heightened feelings of anxiety and sadness.

A Duke Ellington Birthday Celebration

Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Symphony in BlackCome celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the birthday of legendary D.C. native, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, at the Black Studies Center on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

We will show the classic Ellington film, Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life. Afterwards, WPFW Radio Personality Rusty Hassan, will lead a discussion. This is an event you can't miss, even if you have to take the A train!

Join us in the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why Jazz ?What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz? author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans.

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Photo of cover of DC Comics : sixty years of the world's favorite super heroesOne of the great joys of living in Washington, D.C. is that there is always something new and exciting to do.

That tradition continued this past weekend with the first convention for comic book, sci-fi and pop culture fans called Awesome Con DC.  If you missed it, or are not yet ready to stop getting your geek on, DCPL is here to save you!

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Speaking Wiri WiriDan Vera is a D.C.-based poet who has made many contributions to the literary landscape of Washington, not least of which is the fabulous DC Writers' Homes website, which maps the houses where writers lived and worked right here in DC.

Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013

KnittingAh, spring. Time to pull out the sundresses, watch March Madness, revel in the glory of DC’s cherry blossoms. That is, if you want to experience a typical spring in DC.