Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Live Empowered logo from the American Diabetes AssociationThe DC Public Library, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, is hosting a series of presentations on healthy living and wellness.

Beginning April 9, this series will be held on the second Tuesday of each month through December 2013 in the second-floor East Lobby (outside Room 220) at 12:30 p.m. 

Spend your lunch hour picking up tips on living a long, healthy life!

Visit our website for details on specific topics to be presented each month. 

Questions? Contact the Information Services Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 202-727-1291.

A Weekly Popular Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in A-5

Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

And Then It's Spring book coverAnxious for some green?  Come to the American Sign Language Story Time on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.!

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.