Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

African Immigrants' Service in U.S. Military

Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

US Soldier Standing in fornt of Amrican FlagThis event, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (A-5), features a 3-part panel discussion that focuses on issues related to U.S. active duty military and veterans who are African immigrants.

It is sponsored by National Association Black Veterans and U.S. African-Born Military and Veterans.

Panel One: National Security
Includes representatives from AFRICOM, the United States Africa Command; Sen. Adam Smith, ranking member of the Armed Services Committee and FBI representatives. They will discuss security and African engagement.


Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

EU logoSilvia Kofler, Spokesperson & Head of Press and Public Diplomacy, Delegation of the European Union, will discuss her office’s role as the public face of the 27 nation organization, Second-Floor West Lobby.

For more information, please contact Wendell Kellar at, or 202-727-1295.

Omnibus Film & Lecture Series

Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Refugee Resettlement as a Life Saving Option: Monday, Oct. 29 - 6:30pm, Second Floor West Lobby

ircWe are proud to host a panel discussion, moderated by Erica Marcus, Communications and Advocacy Manager, International Rescue Committee.

The presentation will include:
• Overview of International Rescue Committee – Erica Marcus, International Rescue Committee
• United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' definition of a refugee and overview of refugee resettlement / Introduction to the Suburban Washington Resettlement Center – Erica Marcus

Part III: J.M. Barrie

Published on Monday, September 17, 2012

J. M. Barrie“All children, except one, grow up.”

Of course, this is the famous first line from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

It is safe to say the Peter Pan who comes to mind today is not the dynamic brainchild created by Barrie. Barrie’s Peter Pan is fanciful, sophisticated, and witty. As real-to-life as he is magical, Peter Pan is a typical boy, except for the fact that he can fly and lives in a place that dumbfounds Google Maps.

Peter Pan Cover ArtPeter Pan is an exaggerated stereotype: cocky, boastful, careless. With his reckless attitude and quick-fire remarks, he is the poster boy for youthful innocence ... and arrogance. Blissfully unaware of the dangers of swordplay, the permanence of death, and the consequences of both, Peter Pan floats through his life in a physical and mental state of eternal youth, a state J.M. Barrie remained in physically as well.

Celebrates DC Reads

Published on Friday, September 14, 2012

Reading Lolita in TehranThe DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from October 15-November 15, 2012.

Celebrated author Azar Nafisi will present the following programs:

• Wednesday, Oct. 24. 6:30 p.m.: Book Talk & Signing, West End Library
• Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.: Onstage Conversation & Book Signing, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2012

jackiecollins1"Jackie Collins's Poor Little Bitch Girl contains a unique form of synactics that exemplifies the openly humanistic need for effortless, albeit exciting, access to non-empirically acquired experiences. Collins explores the rich tensions of consciousness within the characters, promoting a noesis of experience by subjecting her characters to intense and often morally compromising situations."
-- Dr. My Nguyen, fake professor of linguistics, in her groundbreaking, non-existing paper Cheap Thrills and the Noumena of Generative Grammar.

Rediscover the First Published Novel from Mystery Master Agatha Christie

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cover of "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"While The Mysterious Affair at Styles may be the first novel from Agatha Christie (and one that was written to settle a bet that the author could not compose a story in which the reader could not identify the killer), it does not read like

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

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Youth Services Manager

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein