Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Teen Space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library celebrated International Games Day along with other libraries across the country. Teens who came in that day had a great time playing board games and video games.  Here are some pictures from the event:

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Adult Music Student Forum Please join us for a performance by the members of the Adult Music Student Forum on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

The Adult Music Student Forum is a nonprofit organization of more than 130 individuals who are studying piano and other instruments.  Members come together to share music, ideas, and learning experiences such as master classes, and perform through outreach performances in retirement homes, libraries and other venues for the enjoyment of hearing live classical music. 

Performance by Dennis Zotigh

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DennisZotighExperience American Indian culture though song, dance, storytelling and oral history with a fast paced, exciting performance by Mr. Dennis Zotigh of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

PaulChaatSmithIn celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Mr. Paul Chaat Smith, Associate Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, for an author talk.

November's Selection: Swallow

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Swallow book coverYes, the strong gets more
An Eyo Festival StatueWhile the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

From "God Bless the Child That's Got His Own"
-- by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite First Lady of British Comedy

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Don't leave undecided!The British Flag

This is the race that really matters.  No electoral college here.  Direct democracy as often as you like. One person, several votes.  Let us know who is your favorite of these Queens of Britcom, as seen on PBS and at your friendly neighborhood library.

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Nov. 1 – National Cook For Your Pets Day
Nov. 1 – National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 1 – National Men Make Dinner Day
Nov. 2 – Plan Your Epitaph Day
Nov. 3 – International Games Day

Published on Friday, October 26, 2012

Two recently published memoirs paint a fascinating portrait of the culinary landscape in the United States and of the American experience in general. Each book concludes in New York City and tells the story of two men who could not have come from more different backgrounds or taken such divergent paths to get to the “Big Apple” (and beyond)! One black, one white; one straight, one gay; one African-born, one American-born -- each man in his own way has had a significant impact on today’s food culture. 

Published on Thursday, October 25, 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 Steven.


"Why don't more men wear hats these days?" I thought to myself when I saw Steven, 29, enter the library.

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Then Everything ChangedWant 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!

Goodreads is an online community of over 7 million readers. On the site, people share, rate, review, tag, recommend and organize their books. Goodreads also allows users to form groups. Each group has a virtual bookshelf for listing books of interest to the group and a space for forum-style discussions. As part of our group, we'll host monthly book discussions. Each month we’ll announce the theme (i.e. mystery, short stories, celebrity memoir) and then you choose the book you want to read and discuss.

It is election season in DC, so what could be more appropriate to read about this month than Presidents? The suggestions below and on the POTUS bookshelf cover alternate histories, political satire, historical fiction, biography and more.

Pick a book and join the discussion!