Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

a DCPL Podcast

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014
Stephen Wade, Grammy nominated musician and author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience joined Anne and Maggie for another DCPL podcast last week. He talks about tuning your banjo, listening to records and appreciating the traditions of American folk music.

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

The Children’s Program Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was filled with multilingual greetings a few weeks ago, as librarians and storytime attendees alike practiced saying Guten Tag and Hallo during a very special German-English storytime.  Thanks to our friends at the Goethe Institut, who helped advertise the program, we had a great turnout … some of whom spoke German, as well as many others who didn’t.  We all had a great time singing and learning together.

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library as educator and author Rodney Jordan discusses his book, Tired of Being Black.

In his book, Jordan draws heavily from his experiences growing up in an urban black neighborhood largely defined by gunshots, violence, stolen cars, teen pregnancy, and welfare.

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

image of drink cozyCome in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts. Watch as an extremely simple pattern can be transformed with a little bit of seaming and duplicate stitch.

We're Having A Party & You're Invited!

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy BalloonsOn Wednesday, July 23, come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.  

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Every SWho Said It Was Just a Game?aturday in Teen Space we have a program entitled Games Galore!  We set out different games such as Monopoly, Chess, and Uno. We may even hook up a game system such as the Nintendo Wii and play games like Mario Cart, Rayman Legends, or Legend of Zelda. On Saturday, June 21 we tried something new. We all agreed we would play the game Taboo. For those not familiar with Taboo, it is a word guessing game. You must get your team to guess the word on the card. The catch is that you cannot use certain words to give them hints. Everyone did a decent job but some of the words and names on the cards had the teens stumped.

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Soccer Around the WorldSoccer!FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football. Known to most of the world as football, it is the same game that Americans refer to as soccer. The FIFA World Cup has been around since 1930 and takes place in a different host country every four years.

August 12, 1937 - July 2, 2014

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fort Stevens was part of the Defenses of Washington during the Civil War. As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle.