Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

The Cat in the Hat bookTheodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss to many, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host two children's events to celebrate this revered children’s author and illustrator.

On Saturday, March 2, volunteers from Jumpstart will partner with the library for a program to include reading, crafts and games from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all ages.

And on Thursday, March 7 during the Preschool storytime at 10 a.m., there will be a special visitor to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We’re keeping it a secret so you have to come to find out.

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013
World Book Online

Sometimes your teacher assigns a project or report that requires more than one print resource. Have you ever thought about using an encyclopedia? Although DC Public Library has a variety and wealth of print resources, sometimes the material desired is not available or there may only be one print source available.

Resources for Teens

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Mare's WarAs Black History Month comes to end and Women's History Month begins, take some time to read about the combined histories of women and people of African descent. Here are a few book titles that may interest teens.

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

In honor of National Craft Month, we will be joined by Deb Fuller for a lecture about the history of knitting.

A Classical Performance on the Piano

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Adult Music Student ForumPlease join us as DCPL welcomes back the Adult Music Student Forum for a piano concert featuring music from Beethoven to Scott Joplin on the baby grand in the Great Hall at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.
The Adult Music Student Forum, established in 1988, has provided resources and encouragement to adult musicians striving for growth in musical skill and understanding for more than 20 years.

Entertaining and educational!

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to – where there’s no shortage of games for kids that are both entertaining and brain exercise.  Half the games are pure fun, and can be found under the categories “Fun Arcade” and “Playground." The other half are not only enjoyable but educational, and fall under the headings “Math Arcade” and “Reading."  

New Book about Banksy

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

Banksy, The Man Behind the WallWhen Wall and Piece came out a few years ago, I did not know much about the graffiti artist Banksy, but I was intrigued. His work seemed both political and whimsical, witty and fun to look at.

A documentary by Steven Berry

Published on Friday, February 22, 2013

Black Captains of the Chesapeake photoDid you know that Black men played a pivotal role in the oyster industry on Maryland's Eastern Shore?

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 25 for the revealing documentary, Black Captains of the Chesapeake, directed and produced by award-winning independent filmmaker and Howard University Professor, Steven Torriano Berry.

Mr. Berry will lead a discussion after the film, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013

DC Public Library is happy to partner with two Smithsonian Institution organizations for children programs during Black History month. The Smithsonian Institution National Museum on African American History and Culture will present its "Mission: Preservation" program at 11 branches. And the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour will present "How Old is a Hero?" at six branches in wards 7 and 8, facilitated by Class Acts Arts and funded in part by CapitalOne.

Artists Solving Mysteries

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013

cover image for The Map and the TerritoryPart murder mystery, part art market indictment, The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (pronounced wellbeck), chronicles the lives of artist Jed Martin; Michel Houellbecq, a retiring, alcoholic writer; and Detective Jasselin.