Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

If you're looking for some new titles for Women's History Month, browse the new books display outside of MLK room 209 for some interesting titles.

And if you're really keen to learn more about women, join us Thursday at the Portrait Gallery's Pop Quiz Trivia, where we will compete for trivia glory armed with knowledge about women. 

Published on Sunday, March 24, 2013

March is Women's History Month.  In recognition, the DC Public Library is presenting a series of documentary films on women who have impacted American History.  Special focus will be placed on the life of Ida B. Wells, journalist, suffragist and civil rights activist.

Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friendship FixThe Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up With Your Friends is a book geared toward women in their 20s and 30s. Author Dr. Andrea Bonior describes the lifestyle of young women, which increasingly involves going through their 20s, 30s and early 40s, not with husbands and children by their sides, but friends instead.  According to Bonior, "While these friendships take on an ever-increasing importance, they're often entered into arbitrarily and are riddled with constant drama, stress, and confusion." 

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.