Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Episode 6: When the Killing Starts

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's your favorite book club again. This time with a special guest, Detective Hugh Dunnit! Join Peter, TaChalla, and a former librarian turned detective as we investigative the mystery novel, When the Killing Starts  by Ted Wood.

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.
July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy Month
July 1-31 – International Zine Month
July 2 – Made In The USA Day
July 3 – Stay Out Of The Sun Day

Photo Exhibit

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Civil Rights headshot
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most iconic symbols of the struggle for democracy, equality, and justice, the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is proud to present a photograph exhibit "Let Us Close the Springs of Racial Poison: The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act."

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Children's Department hosted a pajama party on Saturday, June 21 as part of its Family Fun Time series, a weekly event that incorporates storytime with activities and crafts.

A group of eager, pajama-clad little ones joined us for lots of pajama stories (like these):

books read

After the storytime, we decorated some cut-out paper pajamas and nightgowns with glitter, markers, and all kinds of craft supplies like patterned and textured paper, buttons, and crayons.

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

The Soul Searchers
Please join us in the Black Studies Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book talk with Lloyd Pinchback, Go-Go musician and author of The Soul Searchers 1968-1978: A Decade of Memories.

Learn about the early years of the band that dominated DC's music scene for over 30 years. Autographed copies will be available for sale.

This event is sponsored in part by the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc.

This event is also free and open to the public.

DC History from the Seat of a Bus

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014



Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baltimores Deaf HeritageBaltimore’s Deaf Heritage
Kathleen (Kat) Brockway
Deaf rights advocate and author of  Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage (Arcadian Publishing, June 2014)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

6 –  8:30 p.m.
Room A-10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
Author will sign copies of book following the program. Book signing and reception sponsored by FOLDA (Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action).

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children
Delia Delight Rice was the first teacher of the deaf in the Philippines and her story is told by one of her adopted children, who is an author, a photographer, and a deaf community leader

Ron HiranoRonald M. Hirano
Monday, July 14, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Room 215 (Adaptive Services Division)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001


Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Saga cover"What kind of ***holes bring a kid into worlds like these?"

Alana is a "wing" from the planet Landfall. Marko is a "horn" from Landfall's only satellite, Wreath. Their two peoples have been at war for generations - which makes it all the stranger when Alana busts Marko out of prison and marries him. Their child, Hazel, is birthed on a table in a body shop, and the first three days of her life are marked by her parents running from fire fight to fire fight in a quest to reach the "Rocketship Forest" : their one chance to get a free ride off their planet and to find a new life.

Episode 1: Eat, Pray, Love v. Wild

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Traveling around the world is enticing, but hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, alone, with just your thoughts and a bag full of condoms? Now that's a story.

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. This episode, Anne and TaChalla discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed.