Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Jamela.


Gorgeous hair + a rad band t-shirt are an unbeatable equation in comfortable cool. Jamela, 26, does it with untouchable elegance. A D.C. native and aspiring TV producer, she has written for a Youtube comedy series called "The Lunch Break," and prefers Biggie over Tupac. Read more after the jump.

The Story of Michelle Obama's Multiracial ancestry

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

photo of Rachel SwarnsPlease join us in the Black Studies Center on March 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM for this very special author talk.

New York Times correspondent Rachel Swarns,will read from her critically acclaimed book, American Tapestry.

Morehouse College Glee Club in Concert

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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The District of Columbia Public Library is proud to present its annual concert featuring the Morehouse College Glee Club.

Join us on Friday, March 22 for DCPL’s annual concert of magnificence featuring The Morehouse College Glee Club, from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Published on Monday, March 11, 2013

PeterKeyAs most folks know (unless you’ve been asleep for the last week or so) Pope Benedict XVI retired as head of one of the world’s oldest institutions – The Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Pope to retire from the Office of Peter since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first Pope to leave of his own volition since Pope Celestine V in 1294.

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

56 UpIf you have never viewed Michael Apted's monumental Up documentaries, now is the time to do it.

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
March 1 – Dress In Blue Day
March 1 – Plan A Solo Vacation Day