Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

A Panel Discussion--Monday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Join DC Public Library, National Coalition for the Homeless, and an awesome team of expert panelists as they discuss the critical issue of youth homelessness in DC. Key questions discussed will be:

  • What are some of the leading causes of youth homelessness in DC?
  • What are common problems that homeless youth face in DC?
  • What is the connection between a young person’s sexual orientation and homelessness?
  • What are some of the experiences of homeless youth?
  • What resources are available for youth who are homeless?
  • What kind of advocacy is being done on behalf of homeless youth in DC or by homeless youth themselves?

Monday, March 15, 6:30 PM
Room A2

A Panel Discussion--Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010

What is the connection between gentrification and homelessness? How have shifts in the development of business districts and residential neighborhoods in D.C. affected the homeless population?

How have local government and local organizations been addressing the issue of affordable housing for D.C.’s most economically disadvantaged residents? Learn more at this panel discussion with advocates from Empower DC and National Coalition for the Homeless. Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. Room A-2.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The DC area has seen a lot of winter in the past few months, and now we have a reason to celebrate the season with the rest of the world: the 2010 Winter Olympics!

Held every four years, the Winter Olympics is a multi-sport competition that features winter sports held on snow and ice. Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, and Snowboarding are just a few of the events you can watch. The Olympics are well under way, and will continue until Feb 28, 2010. You can get information on all your favorite winter sports at Vancouver 2010.

Published on Monday, February 8, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library closes at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8.  All programs, classes and events are canceled through Thursday, Feb. 11.

American Library Association 2010 Media Awards

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Every January, the American Library Association (ALA) presents the Youth Media Awards, which celebrate the best in children's and teens' books and media. The winners in the "Oscars of children’s books" include:

John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

Panel Discussion--Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 PM

Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What is the connection between gentrification and homelessness? How have shifts in the development of business districts and residential neighborhoods in D.C. affected the homeless population?

How have local government and local organizations been addressing the issue of affordable housing for D.C.’s most economically disadvantaged residents? Learn more at this panel discussion with advocates from Empower DC and National Coalition for the Homeless. Monday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. Room A-2.

An Exhibition of Washingtoniana Photographs

Published on Friday, January 8, 2010

The Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library presents an exhibit of photographs from the Star newspaper archives of Elvis Presley in honor of his 75th birthday on January 8, 2010.
 
The exhibit opens on Elvis' birthday and will be on display until January 17.  It is located in Room 307 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. N.W.

Monday, January 11 2010 6:30 PM, room A2

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2010

What is the connection between mental health and homelessness? How could psychological and psychosocial conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia lead to homelessness? What are some resources available for people and supporters of people with mental illness, that may prevent them from ending up without a home?

Join DC Public Library and National Coalition for the Homeless as we explore these questions, in our second monthly panel discussion on the intersecting issues of homelessness. January 11, 6:30 p.m., Room A-2.

Learn About D.C.'s Rhodes Tavern, 1799-1984

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Exhibit of photographs and memoribilia marking the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Rhodes Tavern, Washington, DC’s first unofficial city hall.  On display through January 29, 2010 in the Washingtoniana Division, Room 307. Materials on loan from local historians/preservationists Joe Grano and Nelson Rimensnyder.

 

Mark Greek Will Discuss His New Book "Washington DC Protests"

Published on Monday, December 14, 2009

Join us on Tuesday December 15th at 6:30pm as Washingtoniana Photo Archivist Mark Greek discusses his new book: "Washington DC Protests: Scenes from Home Rule to the Civil Rights Movement."  The author talk will take place in the Washingtoniana Division, Room 307.

Also, don't miss Mark as he appears on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU 88.5) Tuesday afternoon at 1pm. He will discuss his book and the topic of Home Rule with other guests, including WTOP political analyst Mark Plotkin.

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