Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A nonfiction book about baseball integration for young readers

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Are you a baseball fan? If so, how much do you know about the famous Brooklyn Dodger who wore number 42 -- Jackie Robinson? Or the “Great Experiment” of 66 years ago? Back in the 1940s, Major League Baseball did not have the number of players from different races, cultures and countries as it does today.
 

TV Read-Alikes

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

We all want to read more, but let's face it: Sometimes it seems easier to watch your favorite TV show than it is to pick up a good book. When your favorite shows are on hiatus or your Netflix queue has been exhausted, check out a book with a similar theme to tide you over.

Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Vindico By Wesley King

Watching nature's seasons -- indoors

Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tree with Birds in MLK Library

If you've walked past Room 200 lately, you may have noticed something growing.  That's right, a tree!  Sprouted from construction paper, scissors and a little hard work, we "planted" it to remind us of the beautiful passing seasons.  

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

book jacketInterested in becoming a citizen of the United States of America? NOLO, a publisher of clear legal information and solutions for the lay person, provides a clear and accurate explanation of the immigration process in the book, Becoming a U.S. Citizen: A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview, by IIona Bray.

Free To Be... Revisited

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

When We Were Free to BeIf you were a child of the 70's and 80's like me, you may have grown up with Free to Be... You and Me, the book and music album that Marlo Thomas produced to help families think about how to raise children free of gender stereotypes. The stories and songs are funny, thought-provoking, and touching.

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

Master BuildersAre you interested in the local history of the Nation’s Capital? Are you interested in African American history? Are you interested in the architecture of Washington D.C. and its history? Special Collections of the D.C. Public Library is excited to present a program to the community that combines these interest areas. Please join us for a screening of the DVD film documentary entitled, Master Builders: A Documentary Featuring African American Architects in the Nation’s Capital and a talk by the Executive Producer, Michele Jones.

When: Monday, March, 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patrick's DayYou don’t have to be Irish to join in the fun this Saturday, March 16!  We’re having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

Favorite stories featuring giants, leprechauns and dust bunnies will be told as we celebrate the magic of Irish literature.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Image of the book The Poetry of Pablo NerudaCalling all local poets! Join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. for an open mic poetry reading. Come and have fun while sharing your talents and creativity with your fellow D.C. library patrons. All are welcome. We only ask that everyone keep their poetry clean.

If you do not wish to participate by reading, please come and enjoy the skills and passion of other local poets. Who knows?  Perhaps you will hear the early works of the next Maya Angelou, Richard Blanco, or even the newest Pablo Neruda. 

'The Age of Insight' and the art of Jacob Lawrence

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Age of InsightOn Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m., join the group in Teen Space to discuss seeing and perceiving and the art of Jacob Lawrence. In his book The Age of Insight, neuroscientist Eric Kandel focuses on how we see and perceive, and how we respond to works of art. Viewers are attracted to an artist's use of line, color, exaggeration of features and limbs, and absence of boundaries between subject and background.

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