Enjoy exhibits and programs all week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Click here to view program schedule.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
October 13 -16, 2011
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Published on Monday, October 3, 2011
The DC Public Library is pleased to welcome local Maryland historian and author Anthony Pitch. He will be speaking about his latest book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The event is at 6:30 p.m. in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) on Tuesday, October 25.
They Have Killed Papa Dead! is about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre and its effect on the nation. This was not the first time someone attempted to kill him; threats to the President’s life originated as early as 1861. They Have Killed Papa Dead! was awarded best book from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.
Published on Friday, September 30, 2011
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The MLK Children’s Library has some wonderful children’s books celebrating different Latino cultures available for check-out. Another important collection is the foreign language books at MLK, with children’s books in several languages (including Spanish), and our assortment of bilingual books. ¡Feliz lectura!
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy
Under the Royal Palms: My Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada
Published on Friday, September 30, 2011
Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that funding will be made available to ensure the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will remain open on Sundays.
"The library plays an important role in supporting education for students of all ages and providing job search and career assistance," said Mayor Gray. "We are pleased we were able to identify funding to keep the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library open on Sundays."
The library will receive $316,000 for Sunday hours, ensuring that residents continue to have library service seven days a week. The funding also ensures that the library remains open on Sundays, as it has continuously since 1972, the year it opened.
Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Accessibility DC is an unconference on web accessibility. An unconference is an open, user-generated, participatory workshop-event, where topics of discussion are determined by participants on the day of the event. Audience includes web developers, accessibility experts and adaptive technology users.
Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011
Come learn more about the Friends and how you can get involved to support the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact LaToya Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Adaptive Services educates users in basic computer skills with adaptive technology.
Our core curriculum trains users how to:
- Navigate the internet
- Use email
- Create and edit a Microsoft Word document.
Our curriculum is available from the blog, Adaptive Technology Tips and Hints: www.atthdc.blogspot.com
Our interactive training website, Adaptive
Services Internet Classroom, can be found at: www.asiclassroom.org
Online self-paced training is available from the following websites:
Visit the Adaptive Services Home Page.
Published on Monday, September 12, 2011
Join us on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, for a book talk with local author David A. Taylor, who will discuss his book Soul of a People: the WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America. The book tells the story of the unemployed men and women who found relief from the Great Depression on the WPA Writers’ Project. A few of them became famous later, including Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, pulp writer Jim Thompson, John Cheever and Studs Terkel, while others are less known today. To survive, they reported on local history and life for state guidebooks.
Published on Friday, September 9, 2011
Born September 28, 551 B.C., Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, educator and founder of the Confucian school of thought. His theories, which advocate peace and social harmony, influenced orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years and have regained interest in China over the recent years.