Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

African American Experience in Post Civil War Washington

Panel Discussion at Historical Society, 801 K Street NW

 Saturday, June 29, 2013African American Experience in Post-Civil War Washington2:30 – 4 p.m.Historical Society of Washington, D.C.801 K Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

'Tale of Two Summers'

Teen Book Review

So, what are your plans for the summer?  Are you getting a job?  Going to camp?  Stuck in summer school?  Are your friends heading out of town and leaving you behind? Why not keep in touch by blogging?  That’s what local boys and best friends Hal and Chuck do when they are separated for the first time since they became friends.

Dispatches From The Front

Firsthand accounts of the Zombie Wars

Ahead of the release of World War Z, we've assembled some dispatches from across the globe during the Zombie Wars that weren't included in the original report.Note -- These first-hand accounts are not for the faint of heart. If you can't stomach reading about zombies or gore, read elsewhere.-- Ed.

Pop!: Meet Dante

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr.

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28

Big stories for a really big guy!

Paul Bunyan Day is June 28.  Who’s Paul Bunyan, you ask?  Well, he’s the biggest, tallest lumberjack ever to walk on American soil.  He’s so big, he dug the Great Lakes so that his pet ox, Babe, would have a place to drink. He’s so big, his kitchen is ten miles square.

A Scrabble Club at MLK?

Your thoughts on a Great Hall Scrabble Hour

Would you be interested in playing in a Great Hall Scrabble Hour? Can you visualize these marble halls as tables of participants match their vocabulary and their wits?

Leading a Life of Balance Through Meditation

Learn meditation and relaxation techniques. Tuesday, June 18 in Room 221. In this busy, fast-paced world, a balanced life often seems like an elusive commodity. Join Ms. Karin Silverman as she presents effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.

Book Review: 'The Audacity of Hops'

The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution

Tom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution has a lot to offer beyond its catchy title and is sure to quench your thirst for beer knowledge. The growth of craft beers in this country has been swift over the past 30 years.

'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' by Dinaw Mengestu

Book Review

Author Dinaw Mengestu brings the dislocation and feelings of relative isolation of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant, to life. The horrific circumstances of the protagonist's departure from his home country at a tender age are detailed, and his encounter with the established Washington, D.C.

CONNECT 4: Sam Scharf

You may have noticed new sculptures at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This is the third project in the CONNECT 4 collaboration with CulturalDC and Flashpoint Gallery.

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