Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, July 8, 2011

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Ever wonder what would have happened if Harry Potter ditched Hogwarts and started a punk rock band instead?

Come see for yourself on Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. outside Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Wizard rock royalty Harry and the Potters are stopping by D.C. on their Ride the Lightning 2011 Summer Tour. This is their first ever DC Public Library show, so come out and help rock the library!

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"All the world's a stage," and the Washington, D.C., area has got quite its share of them.  We are lucky to have a large number of theater companies running shows throughout the year featuring many talented actors and actresses: local, national and international. 

Many plays and musicals will run here in D.C. first before heading up to New York to run on Broadway.  Here's a taste of some current and upcoming performances in town, including links to library copies of the plays.

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kola BoofKola Boof is the author of several novels and poetry collections, including Flesh and the Devil and Nile River Woman. Come to the library to hear a discussion of her novel The Sexy Part of the Bible.

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Great Hall Room A-5, 901 G. Street, N.W. (Metro Center Station) Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by SisterSpace & Books

Published on Monday, June 6, 2011

June 7  
True Grit: Lively western tale of a young girl out to avenge her father’s murder. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.  110 minutes. ©2010, PG-13.

June 14 
Battle: Los Angeles:  Action-filled sci-fi adventure; a platoon of marines vs. alien invaders! Starring Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez and Ne-Yo. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. 116 minutes. ©2011, PG-13.

June 21 
Unknown: Liam Neeson stars in this twisted story of a man who cannot prove who he is, even to his wife, after waking from a coma! Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. 113 minutes. ©2011, PG-13.

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sister Souljah

New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah makes a special appearance at the library to discuss her new book Midnight and the Meaning of Love.

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Picture of W. Sherman RogersHoward University's School of Law Professor, W. Sherman Rogers, is the DC Public Library's Juneteeth lecturer on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. The location for the lecture with be the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the  Black Studies Center (Room 310).

Published on Friday, May 13, 2011

Are you a big fan of both movies and books? Do you love watching your favorite books come to life on the big screen? Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Library every Saturday at 1 p.m., room A-10.

See the magic of books made into movies, through the weekly Saturday program at the Library. 

Les Miserables
May 14, 1 p.m.
PG-13, 134 minutes
Based on the book by Victor Hugo.

Animal Farm
May 21, 1 p.m.
PG, 91 minutes
Based on the novel by George Orwell.

Published on Friday, April 29, 2011

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Published on Monday, April 4, 2011

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the library presents a selection of books from the History & Biography Division during April. The display is located opposite the Information desk in the Great Hall.

To see more books about the Civil War, please visit the History & Biography Division (Room 207) on the second floor. We have a large collection on the period!

Was what it like to be in D.C. during the Civil War? You can find books and period newspapers in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) on the third floor.

Published on Monday, March 28, 2011

Are you tired of paying the ever-increasing ticket price but enjoy going to the movies?  Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every week, and watch popular movies free. Every Tuesday of every month, the library shows new movie releases and a classic. The library also offers thousands of new, classic and foreign language films and television series that you can check out and take home, also for free, using your library card.

Popular movies, every Tuesday in April include:

April 5, 6 p.m.   Little Fockers   An all-star cast brings the laughs to this follow-up comedy (Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers) from director Paul Weitz. With Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Alba and Dustin Hoffman. 98 mins. ©2010. PG-13.

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