Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Image of the book Poetry SpeaksAre you a composer of poetry?  Want to share your work with your fellow DC Library patrons? 

Join us on Monday, March 25 as we prepare for National Poetry Month with an open mic poetry reading, in Room 207 at 6:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to come and share.  We only ask that you keep it clean and have fun.  If you do not wish to participate with readings of your own feel free to come and enjoy the skills of your DC friends and neighbors. 

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fair Girls LogoDid you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? To inform teens about the issue and about human trafficking, Teen Space has partnered with Fair Girls to host two workshops. On Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 , join us in Teen Space, room 208, for:

Tell Your Friends: Preventing Trafficking & Sexual Abuse of Youth. In this two-part workshop series, teens will learn about their rights and responsibilities in intimate relationships, gain a deeper understanding of sexual violence and exploitation, and get connected to helpful resources.

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.