Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Monthly Dental Van

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future is a program offered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library that provides dental vanChildren smiling. visits to the community.  Through a partnership with Smiles Center Dental Group, a dental van equipped with the latest technology will bring top-quality care to patients in a gentle, prompt and reliable manner.

A dental van will park in front of the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. These services come at no cost to individuals covered under Medicaid/Managed Care and no out-of-pocket expenses for the dental work provided through the program. Other insurances are accepted.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesHave you been meaning to join a book group, but can never find the time to make it to meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Do you just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

Check out what we're reading here at the library!

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Brijin BoddyCode Name VerityBrijin Boddy
Youth Services Manager

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Beejay.

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Beejay's hair — a lovely storm of turquoise and blonde streaks — caught my eye. But then I saw that her necklace matched her hair. Not very many people can boast having turquoise and blonde hair, but having it also match your accessories? That's just awesome. 

A congenial lady who is a model, make up artist, and hairstylist, Beejay is also a mother of one son. This was her first visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, so I hope being featured in Pop! was a nice way to complement her visit! Read more after the jump.

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cover of 'Between the Dark and the Daylight'A Google search of author Richard Marsh will bring up reviews likening his work to modern horror writers, and some even refer to him as the predecessor of an author like Stephen King.  However, most of the stories in Between th

Featuring Cowabunga!

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

Cowabunga!Cowabunga! is a pop punk band from Northern Virginia composed of Ian Marsh, Keven Loiselle, Joe Murray, Tommy Wiseman, and Jordan Black. Not your stereotypical collection of 20-something burnouts, these boys mix hardcore house shows with full-time course loads. They've survived college, numerous tours along the East Coast, Virginia's super storms, and still managed to make time to release three EPs, with another on the way. And that's not the most impressive thing about these guys from Washington's backyard.

I had the pleasure to chat with these guys between shows this past July. Read on to learn more about their tour life, recording process, first kisses, future plans and whether or not they think Chad Gilbert and Hayley Williams will last.

Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.

Meet Leandria.

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Architect Mies van der Rohe once said that God is in the details. While he passed away decades before recent Howard University graduate Leandria, 21, stepped into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library—incidentally, a library that he himself designed—Leandria nevertheless took a cue from van der Rohe in constructing her outfit.

Simplicity done well is more difficult than one would think; anyone can just throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and call it a day. It takes an affinity for detail that elevates basic pieces into something stylistically inimitable, and, ultimately, stylistically yours. Leandria's outfit has it in the [Michael Kors] bag. Read more about her after the jump.

Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Russian Literature

Brooding. Laughter. Drinking. Love triangles. Sex. Adultery. Murder.

Sounds like the makings of a Jackie Collins novel. But, actually, I'm referring to Russian literature.

What makes Russian literature even better than Jackie Collins novels, though, is that they incorporate all the exciting, sinful things that people do in life with extremely well-written narratives that raise philosophical and moral questions that are still pertinent to us today.

Have you ever wondered about the nature of humanity? What is love? Is life absurd? What defines identity and gender within societal parameters?

Published on Friday, August 10, 2012

Ed CoxOn September 1, 1992, a stroke at the tender age of 46 cut short the life of Ed Cox, native Washingtonian and poet. Fortunately for us, poet Richard Peabody published Cox's posthumous Collected Poems in 2001.

Published on Friday, August 10, 2012


Cornbread, Earl, and MeCome celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with unforgettable movies from the 1970s, Wednesday, August 22 to Friday, August 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room A-5.

See classics such as Car Wash, Cornbread, Earl & Me and Cabaret!

Bring a friend and remember one of the most memorable periods in film history! Check the calendar for more details.

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