Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Take a Break From Your Holiday Routine

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2012

An enjoyable and enlighting variety of films will be screened this month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  There is truly something for everyone!

Take a break from your holiday errands or relax after work and see the following:

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 15, teens were treated to a great technological event: A chat with author Cecil Castellucci, author of The Plain Janes and Beige (among other great books for teens), using the Skype video conferencing program.  Here are some pictures from the event:

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Teen Space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library celebrated International Games Day along with other libraries across the country. Teens who came in that day had a great time playing board games and video games.  Here are some pictures from the event:

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Adult Music Student Forum Please join us for a performance by the members of the Adult Music Student Forum on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

The Adult Music Student Forum is a nonprofit organization of more than 130 individuals who are studying piano and other instruments.  Members come together to share music, ideas, and learning experiences such as master classes, and perform through outreach performances in retirement homes, libraries and other venues for the enjoyment of hearing live classical music. 

Performance by Dennis Zotigh

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DennisZotighExperience American Indian culture though song, dance, storytelling and oral history with a fast paced, exciting performance by Mr. Dennis Zotigh of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

PaulChaatSmithIn celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Mr. Paul Chaat Smith, Associate Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, for an author talk.

November's Selection: Swallow

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Swallow book coverYes, the strong gets more
An Eyo Festival StatueWhile the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

From "God Bless the Child That's Got His Own"
-- by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite First Lady of British Comedy

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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This is the race that really matters.  No electoral college here.  Direct democracy as often as you like. One person, several votes.  Let us know who is your favorite of these Queens of Britcom, as seen on PBS and at your friendly neighborhood library.

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Nov. 1 – National Cook For Your Pets Day
Nov. 1 – National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 1 – National Men Make Dinner Day
Nov. 2 – Plan Your Epitaph Day
Nov. 3 – International Games Day

Published on Friday, October 26, 2012

Two recently published memoirs paint a fascinating portrait of the culinary landscape in the United States and of the American experience in general. Each book concludes in New York City and tells the story of two men who could not have come from more different backgrounds or taken such divergent paths to get to the “Big Apple” (and beyond)! One black, one white; one straight, one gay; one African-born, one American-born -- each man in his own way has had a significant impact on today’s food culture. 

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