Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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. 

Frederick Douglass, Washington, DC and the Emancipation of Slavery in the Nation's Capital

Published on Saturday, April 6, 2013

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An Outlet for Single, Young Professionals... Dont Worry You Can Come Too.

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013

Come Join Us Every 4th Tuesday... There comes a period in your life where your job becomes overwhelming and you’re sick of overcrowded clubs and having mindless conversations with strangers in various restaurants downtown. It's times like those where you wish for consistency the most.

If you finally want to go against the grain of being the typical single guy or gal, ditch the next happy hour and join us at DC Public Library at our very modern, swanky downtown location at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for our monthly, Singled Out! Book Club. Everyone who considers themselves part of the young, single or professional fabric of D.C. is invited.

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013

Photo of Crash Course in GenealogyWho am I?  Where do I come from?  These are questions many of us have pondered.  One way to find some answers is to do some genealogical research.

Discover little-known facts about your family history and share them at your next family gathering. Maybe you will discover you had a great, great, great Uncle Bill who fought in the Civil War. Or perhaps you will find the death certificate of your late Aunt Nora. Learn where your ancestors came from and maybe you will learn a little bit more about yourself. 

Mermaids, ducklings and secluded coves

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mysteries like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have led to a boom in Scandinavian fiction for adults.  But what about fiction for children?  In this installation of Reading Through Time and Space, we will travel to a peaceful, misty country made up of one peninsula and 443 islands.  It's the home of Legoland, Viking festivals and delicious smørrebrød sandwiches -- that's right, Denmark!

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp and messy month. But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
April 1 – Sorry Charlie Day
April 1-30 – Library Snapshot Day