Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Oh No He Didn't!

Classic titles revisited and remixed

Do you host or belong to a book club? Do you enjoy a spirited cocktail now and then?

2013 Mayor’s Annual Disability Awareness Expo

This free event is for all the D.C. residents with a disability, advocates, caregivers and providers to:share information and valuable resources;build new relationships;participate in activities that are fun, relaxing and empowering!The expo is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Review: 'Mismatch'

How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help

The first thing to say about this book is that it is a call to discussion and further research, not meant to be the last word on the matter. The authors say much the same about it -- they do feel the research they have shows a likelihood the problem is real, but frequently note the need for more data to be released so better studies can be done.

H/Appy Hour at the Digital Bar

New weekly meet & greet to begin in October

Young professionals, federal workers, and technophiles of all stripes are invited to meet to take a look at the newest devices, to socialize, and to share information about the latest news and trends in the business of technology. Light refreshments will be served in the meeting room near the Digital Bar.

'The Dream Thieves' by Maggie Stiefvater

The Second Book in the Raven Cycle Series

Hardcore fans of the first installment will want to re-read the first book since the action starts right away, and all those little subtle plot lines come racing into focus from the first page. If Book One is about myths and legends, then Book Two is about secrets.

Back To School with the Library

Resources, resources, resources!

School’s back, and with it comes the joys of everybody’s favorite after-school responsibility – homework!Never fear, kids: not only is the library a great place to chill out, visit with friends and even play, it’s got loads of ways to make homework and special projects go much, much more smoothly. 

Learn About the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

'Dad is Fat'

What do Hot Pockets, fruit cake, paleness, bacon and parenting all have in common?  The answer is Jim Gaffigan.

CloudHands Tai Chi Workshop With Michael Ward

Instructor Michael Ward has been studying and practicing T’ai Chi for 35 years. He has taught T’ai Chi to people from 9 to 90 in settings as diverse as senior centers, major corporations and institutions. 

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

3-D Printing has unleashed imaginations worldwide and is being considered as a solution to problems as diverse as a shortage of human organs, housing for the homeless, and better aircraft.  One speaker proposes the next step: