Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

'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
morehouse collge glee club
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    

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

March Selection: Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace book coverThis month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale, for discussion at our March meeting.  Subtitled "The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady," the book tells the true story of an intimate diary and a scandalous trial that rocked Victorian England, when Isabella Robinson's husband sued her for divorce in open court, using her most private thoughts, recollections and fantasies as expressed in her journals against her. 

Fantastical and Wicked

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

Teen Space welcomes all with books out of the ordinary.  Join Teens on March 7 at 4 p.m. to meet-up with novels about strong female and male characters.