Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

image of drink cozyCome in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.

We're Having A Party & You're Invited!

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy BalloonsOn Wednesday, July 23, come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.  

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Every SWho Said It Was Just a Game?aturday in Teen Space we have a program entitled Games Galore!  We set out different games such as Monopoly, Chess, and Uno. We may even hook up a game system such as the Nintendo Wii and play games like Mario Cart, Rayman Legends, or Legend of Zelda. On Saturday, June 21 we tried something new. We all agreed we would play the game Taboo. For those not familiar with Taboo, it is a word guessing game. You must get your team to guess the word on the card. The catch is that you cannot use certain words to give them hints. Everyone did a decent job but some of the words and names on the cards had the teens stumped.

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Soccer Around the WorldSoccer!FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football. Known to most of the world as football, it is the same game that Americans refer to as soccer. The FIFA World Cup has been around since 1930 and takes place in a different host country every four years.

August 12, 1937 - July 2, 2014

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fort Stevens was part of the Defenses of Washington during the Civil War. As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle.

Episode 6: When the Killing Starts

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts  by Ted Wood.

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.
July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy Month
July 1-31 – International Zine Month
July 2 – Made In The USA Day
July 3 – Stay Out Of The Sun Day

Photo Exhibit

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Civil Rights headshot
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act."

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Department hosted a pajama party on Saturday, June 21 as part of its Family Fun Time series, a weekly event that incorporates storytime with activities and crafts.

A group of eager, pajama-clad little ones joined us for lots of pajama stories (like these):

books read

After the storytime, we decorated some cut-out paper pajamas and nightgowns with glitter, markers, and all kinds of craft supplies like patterned and textured paper, buttons, and crayons.