Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The endless intrigue of Brandon Digwood

Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The graphic novels he excels at may be full of mystery, adventure and no small dose of suspense -- as is Mr. Brandon, the man himself!  I was fortunate enough to snag a few top-secret words with him ... which I then leaked to this website.  Shhh, don't tell!

Brandon Digwood, LibrarianSo, Mr. Brandon -- is that your undercover alias, or am I not allowed to know?
No comment.

How long have you been an agent of Operation Teen Space?
For six months, but my previous posting -- let's just say the details are still classified. 

Budgeting, Credit Repair, Debt Managemen, and Wealth Building

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013
financial literacy

The DC Public Library and Capital Area Asset Builders present a seminar on financial literacy. Topics include:

  • budgeting
  • credit repair
  • debt management
  • wealth building
  • other financial education topics.

We meet April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Auditorium, room A-5. Call us at 202-727-1161 or visit us online. 

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

photo of cover of Back of the HouseWhen a food writer who is also a clinical psychologist writes a book about one of the country's top restaurants, the result is a foodie's delight, a resource for anyone who wonders what being a top chef really involves; and if the writer is Scott Haas, a great read full of equally great insights into the people. 

Showers, Rabbits and a Multi-lingual Chicken

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

april showers by george shannonBegin Spring by reading a story about a sure thing: Showers in the month of April.

George Shannon with illustrators Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey create a chorus of dancing frogs exhorting the joys of getting soaking wet.  Although the frogs “do what’s right” and ‘play by the rules,” danger lurks when a snake comes shimmering by.

Read April Showers and discover a surprise for both reader and frog.

Published on Friday, April 12, 2013

Miss Moore Thought OtherwiseCan you imagine not being able to come to the library as a child? Before the early 1900s, this was the case in most public libraries, and children could not enjoy library resources like adults.

Three Cultures, Twelve Poems, One Focus - Passions

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Discussion of 'Snow-Storm in August'

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Jefferson Morley and book cover On Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., acclaimed author Jefferson Morley discusses Washington City, Francis Scott Key, the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, and how this gripping chapter of slave history relates to Emancipation more than two decades later.

"Snow-Storm in August is the sort of book I most love to read: history so fresh it feels alive, yet introducing me to a time and place that I had little known or utterly misunderstood. After reading Jefferson Morley's vibrant account, one can never hear 'The Star-Spangled Banner' the same way again."

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

book coverSlow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and Seasons is a very accessible book for all shades of green thumbs.

It includes an introduction to slow gardening and discusses the psychology of gardening. The practical aspects of this book include choosing a spot, design, general plant information and other tips and tricks.

Many ideas to inspire you to garden slow are included along with great photos. 

Published on Monday, April 8, 2013

book jacket for ComandanteComandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela by Rory Carroll provides an intimate look at the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. Hugo Chávez died on March 5, 2013 from cancer.  While President, he was a charismatic leader who could engage an audience during political speeches, and was an outspoken critic of world affairs, particularly U.S. foreign policy.

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photo of Furies CoverLauro Martines takes on the challenge of discussing one of the long forgotten periods in European military history in his newest book Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700. The book can be described as well written, well researched, and well done overall.