Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ring in 2013 in your own quirky style by checking out the unique celebrations listed below. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Jan. 1 – Bonza Bottler Day 
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Dishonor List
Jan. 2 – Happy Mew Year For Cats Day
Jan. 3 – Memento Mori
Jan. 4 – Dimpled Chad Day
Jan. 4 – National Trivia Day

New series celebrates film versions of reader favorites

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

Image of a film stripHave you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision. A new film series begins in January at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library that celebrates the written word on film. "Books on Film" is a monthly series that will screen movie versions of popular and classic books.

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Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

Puzzled patronReceived a Kindle as a holiday gift and not sure how to use it?

Thinking of buying a Nook, but not sure which one to get?

Don't know the difference between an iPad and an iPod?

Are you wondering how to go about downloading books, movies and music from the library?

Help is on the way.

Like the movie? Try these!

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

A scene from the film musical "Les Misérables"If you were not one of the millions of audience members who held their breath in the dark over the decades for a chance to seA portrait of Hugo in his youthe and hear the stories of the French Revolution march across the many stages worldwide, perhaps you were

December's Selection: Heading Out to Wonderful

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

Heading Out to Wonderful book coverThis month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club read Heading Out to Wonderful, by Robert Goolrick, for discussion at our December meeting.

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Round HouseWant to join a book group, but don't have time for meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

Like Anna? Try These!

Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anna book coverA scene from Anna Karenina, the 2012 film  

Published on Thursday, December 13, 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 Jennifer.


Jennifer is living proof that cakes and cute dresses go hand-in-hand. An archivist by day, and a devoted baker during her spare time, she knows the power of a pretty Modcloth dress!

Film and discussion about the iconic jazz musician

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012

photo of Rusty Hassanphoto of John ColtraneOn Tuesday, Dec. 18, please join us for a very special showing of  the film, The World According to John Coltrane, which highlights the music of the legendary jazz saxophonist.

Our guest, Rusty Hassan, WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, will host a dynamic discussion afterwards.

Hope to see you at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, Room 316!

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday shopping giving you the blues?  Then celebrate some of these irreverent holidays to give yourself the gift of laughter. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Dec. 1 – Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
Dec. 2-8 – Clerc-Gallaudet Week
Dec. 2 – Special Education Day
Dec. 5 – Bathtub Party Day  
Dec. 6 – Miner’s Day