Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

November Goodreads Book Group: POTUS

Want to join a book group, but don't have time for meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!Goodreads is an online community of over 7 million readers. On the site, people share, rate, review, tag, recommend and organize their books. Goodreads also allows users to form groups. Each group has a virtual bookshelf for listing books of interest to the group and a space for forum-style discussions. As part of our group, we'll host monthly book discussions. Each month we’ll announce the theme (i.e. mystery, short stories, celebrity memoir) and then you choose the book you want to read and discuss.It is election season in DC, so what could be more appropriate to read about this month than Presidents? The suggestions below and on the POTUS bookshelf cover alternate histories, political satire, historical fiction, biography and more.Pick a book and join the discussion!

DIY Halloween Makeup

Did you miss our make-up workshop with Jill Turnbull of the Washington Ballet? Never fear. We have put together tutorials for the three looks Turnbull and her lovely teen assistants put together:Vampire Look #1Vampire Look #2 ("Buffy Style")WerewolfJill stressed three key things:You don't need fancy makeup to put together a complete Halloween look.Don't worry about being perfect. "It's not about being perfect," she said. "It's about the effect."During the makeup process, it's always good to step back and check your look.Oh yeah ... and have fun!

Pop!: Meet Kiara

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 Kiara.

How Low Can A Punk Get?

You may certainly find out in this exhaustive document of the birth and evolution of punk rock.

Leaving Iran: Film Festival

DC Reads Event Highlights Life-Changing Choices

Leaving one's homeland is never an easy decision.  In these films, this decision is made only slightly easier when two Iranian families consider the alternative:

Book Group: Fiction and Films

October's Selection: Enrique's Journey

This month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario, for discussion at our October meeting.  The book tells the true story of a Honduran teenager who is determined to ride the tops of freight trains to re

"Lounge Out Loud at MLK Teen Space"

LOL Teen Movie Night Every Friday at 3pm!

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:Oct. 1-31 – National Bullying Prevention Awareness MonthOct. 1 - World Vegetarian Day