Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Picture of W. Sherman RogersHoward University's School of Law Professor, W. Sherman Rogers, is the DC Public Library's Juneteeth lecturer on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. The location for the lecture with be the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the  Black Studies Center (Room 310).

Published on Friday, May 13, 2011

Are you a big fan of both movies and books? Do you love watching your favorite books come to life on the big screen? Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Library every Saturday at 1 p.m., room A-10.

See the magic of books made into movies, through the weekly Saturday program at the Library. 

Les Miserables
May 14, 1 p.m.
PG-13, 134 minutes
Based on the book by Victor Hugo.

Animal Farm
May 21, 1 p.m.
PG, 91 minutes
Based on the novel by George Orwell.

Published on Friday, April 29, 2011

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Published on Monday, April 4, 2011

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the library presents a selection of books from the History & Biography Division during April. The display is located opposite the Information desk in the Great Hall.

To see more books about the Civil War, please visit the History & Biography Division (Room 207) on the second floor. We have a large collection on the period!

Was what it like to be in D.C. during the Civil War? You can find books and period newspapers in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) on the third floor.

Published on Monday, March 28, 2011

Are you tired of paying the ever-increasing ticket price but enjoy going to the movies?  Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every week, and watch popular movies free. Every Tuesday of every month, the library shows new movie releases and a classic. The library also offers thousands of new, classic and foreign language films and television series that you can check out and take home, also for free, using your library card.

Popular movies, every Tuesday in April include:

April 5, 6 p.m.   Little Fockers   An all-star cast brings the laughs to this follow-up comedy (Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers) from director Paul Weitz. With Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Alba and Dustin Hoffman. 98 mins. ©2010. PG-13.

Published on Friday, March 18, 2011

Agenda, Saturday, March 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

1:00-1:10 p.m. Introduction by Program Coordinator Todd Carney.

1:10-1:30 p.m. Richard Trent of Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE).
AJE works with parents of students with disabilities to empower them as effective advocates for an appropriate education for their children.  

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011

WOMA LogoIn honor of Women’s History Month, commemorated in March, the nonprofit Womanifesting (WOMA), in collaboration with the DC Public Library, will host a panel discussion entitled “Womanifesting  in Action.”

The event will be held on Saturday, March 19, at the Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St. N.W., Room A-5,  from 2-4 p.m., and will serve as a platform for local female leaders to share how they are womanifesting a difference through community building, collaboration and social activism.

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

If you did not have time to make it to the Oscars or the Sundance Film Festival, you are still in luck.  Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is hosting a screening series to celebrate women's history month.

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WIFV is delighted to partner with the DC Public Library (Martin Luther King Branch) to present women-centric films every Tuesday in March. The library is at 901 G St. N.W., convenient to the Gallery Place and Metro Center metro stations. The series is free.

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

picture of a helmet and footballAre you worried about an NFL strike and delayed football games? Watch the D.C. Divas, the IWFL Eastern Conference Champions.

Several members of this all-female full-contact football team stopped by the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Library to help kick off Women’s History Month with a film screening of movies about their organization, D.C. Divas and Divas Rule, Title IX Turns 30. Both are documentary films about D.C.-based female football players, by local filmmaker Rich Daniel, who was also joined by some of the players featured in the film.

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped announces the commencement of a new interest group. The purpose of the group is to foster dialogue about web accessibility.

The plan is for the group to meet monthly at the library on the second Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. The first meeting will be held April 9. The library is located at 415 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201. The main number is 410-230-2424.

The group will be facilitated by Karl Groves, Director, Training of Deque Systems, Inc. and  welcomes web developers of all levels. There will be people attending who are versed in this technology and people who want to learn how to code websites for optimum accessibility. The first two monthly topics will be “Tools and processes for assessing accessibility” and “Research findings in the web accessibility area."