Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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

Brijin BoddyCode Name VerityBrijin Boddy
Youth Services Manager

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Published on Thursday, August 23, 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 Beejay.


Beejay's hair — a lovely storm of turquoise and blonde streaks — caught my eye. But then I saw that her necklace matched her hair. Not very many people can boast having turquoise and blonde hair, but having it also match your accessories? That's just awesome. 

A congenial lady who is a model, make up artist, and hairstylist, Beejay is also a mother of one son. This was her first visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, so I hope being featured in Pop! was a nice way to complement her visit! Read more after the jump.

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cover of 'Between the Dark and the Daylight'A Google search of author Richard Marsh will bring up reviews likening his work to modern horror writers, and some even refer to him as the predecessor of an author like Stephen King.  However, most of the stories in Between th