Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

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.