Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Book Group: Fiction and Films

April Selection: 'Sacre Bleu'

This month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading

'You Are Not Alone'

On Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m., we will show You Are Not Alone, a film about black men who break taboos by speaking out about their depression and how they coped and survived.Written and directed by Stanley Bennett Clay, author of Looker.

2013 DC Emancipation Day Lectures

DC Emancipation Day pays tribute to the ending of slavery in the District of Columbia. The celebration began on April 16, 1862, shortly after President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. This decree led to the freeing of 3,100 slaves, reimbursed slaveholders, and offered the freed men and women funds to emigrate.

Hooray for Earth Day!

DC Public Library and UDC Jumpstart

UDC Jumpstart volunteers have partnered with the DC Public Library to organize another special children's program. This month, we're celebrating Earth Day.Want to make your own ladybug? Sit down with your Jumpstart friends for some springtime activities! Wondering what you can do to help the environment? Come to a special 3 p.m. storytime and learn about recycling and composting (and an earth-friendly recipe for compost stew)!Join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 200 for a fun-filled afternoon of stories and crafts. For children ages 3-10.  Need more information? Please call the Children's Department: 202-727-1248.

Children's staff in the spotlight

The super powers of Mary Phelan

You and I know her as Ms. Mary -- children's librarian and Baby Lap Time champion.  But did you know that behind the sweet smile, she's actually hiding top secret super library powers?  And that she's been using them every day?!  I interviewed her in-between adventures to get the scoop:So, Ms. Mary -- is that your super hero name?

Spring Break - Fun Week!

At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

DC Public Schools and most DC Public Charter Schools will be on break from Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 5. Each day of spring break Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will offer a fun educational program for children ages 5 and up. So take a break from a computer and join us each day for a new exciting adventure and learn something, too.Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m.

Healthy Living, Healthy Lifestyle

The DC Public Library, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, is hosting a series of presentations on healthy living and wellness.Beginning April 9, this series will be held on the second Tuesday of each month through December 2013 in the second-floor East Lobby (outside Room 220) at 12:30 p.m. 

POP Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Popular Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in A-5


Celebrate Spring at American Sign Language Storytime

Anxious for some green?  Come to the American Sign Language Story Time on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.!

New Books About Women

If you're looking for some new titles for Women's History Month, browse the new books display outside of MLK room 209 for some interesting titles.And if you're really keen to learn more about women, join us Thursday at the Portrait Gallery's Pop Quiz Trivia, where we will compete for trivia glory armed with knowledge about women.