Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

World Language Children's Books

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yes, that’s right, Catalan: a language spoken in Andorra, northeastern Spain and the French side of the Pyrenees mountains.  It's just one of the many treasures to be found in the Children’s Room! 

Globe with booksIn addition to our famously abundant Spanish-language collection (and one book in Catalan), we also carry children's books for speakers and learners of Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Panjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and  Zulu. 

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

KnittingCome join The Knitty Gritty Committee, MLK’s knitting circle!

Tired of another lonesome Mad Men marathon blaring in the background of your living room as you fix dropped stitches on that sweater sleeve? Bored of knitting only during long bus ride commutes to and from work? Want to get crafty and also meet other members of your community at the same time?

Then the Knitty Gritty Committee is perfect for you!

We meet every second Monday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Popular Services division (Rm 110). Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013
The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Feb. 1-28 – Library Lovers' Month   
Feb. 1 – Bubble Gum Day
Feb. 2 – Hedgehog Day

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013

On the MoveMost educators accept that each child learns differently, and therefore more than one approach should be used when working with children. Young children retain information better when they have more than one way to explore it.

...So Little Time!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Start the New Year off right.  Join a book group at MLK.

The Karlsson Book ClockDid you know that there are six book clubs based at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library?  Discovering these groups is like finding buried treasure in the middle of downtown Washington, DC! 

Fiction Lover's Book Club

A resolution worth keeping

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

MeditationPoseIn this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity.

Karin Silverman will lead this helpful and stimulating workshop offering effective techniques that can make your dream of finding inner peace a reality.

Begin the New Year with meditation and join Karin as she takes you on this journey.

The workshop will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in Room 221.  The workshop is free and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please call 202-727-1281.

Youth Photographers Bring Light to the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013
Critical Exposure postcard
  • Did you know there are local youth who are using art for social justice?
  • Do you want to learn about teens who are leaders for change in their communities?
  • Are you interested in school reform issues?

If so, visit the 2nd floor west lobby to see an exhibit by Critical Exposure. Titled "End the School-to-Prison Pipeline," the exhibit features photographs, writings, student disciplinary forms, statistics and orange jumpsuits. The youth's artwork and research brings light to the school-to-prison pipeline and seeks to inspire other youth to get involved in school reform issues.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Story Time for Little PorcupineGather around, boys and girls!  The Children's department is pleased to announce its new weekly storytime schedule for the Winter-Spring 2013 season.  Each program takes place in Room 200, the Children's room, on the second floor of the building.  

Every Wednesday, join Ms. Mary at 10 a.m. for "Wonderful Ones", an interactive program for children ages 12 to 24 months.  Following at 11 a.m. is Ms. Annelise with "Tales for Twos and Threes," a toddler storytime for children ages 2 to 3 years.  

Three Scholars Discuss the Local Significance of Frederick Douglass

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo of Frederick DouglassPlease join us on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for an enlightening panel discussion on the dynamic role that Frederick Douglass played in the history of Washington, D.C. during the era of Post-Emancipation.

Our distinguished panel:

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Crazy by Han NolanWith the wild temperature fluctuations we've been having lately, do you ever get the feeling that nature’s become a little bit unhinged?  Maybe, maybe not.  But if you want to learn a little bit about how dangerous and disturbing mental illness and insanity really is, try out Crazy by Han Nolan