Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Azar Nafisi

Celebrates DC Reads

The DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from October 15-November 15, 2012.

Jackie Collins novels are fun to read

"Jackie Collins's Poor Little Bitch Girl contains a unique form of synactics that exemplifies the openly humanistic need for effortless, albeit exciting, access to non-empirically acquired experiences. Collins explores the rich tensions of consciousness within the characters, promoting a noesis of experience by subjecting her characters to intense and often morally comp

eBook Classics: 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

Rediscover the First Published Novel from Mystery Master Agatha Christie

While The Mysterious Affair at Styles may be the first novel from

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future

Monthly Dental Van

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future is a program offered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Libraryand the Anacostia Neighborhood Library that provides dental van visits to the community.  Through a partnership with Smiles Center Dental Group, a dental van equipped with the latest technology will bring top-quality care to patients in a gentle, prompt and reliable manner.

September Goodreads Book Group: Retelling the Classics

Have you been meaning to join a book group, but can never find the time to make it to meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Do you just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

MLK Staff Reads

Check out what we're reading here at the library!

Brijin BoddyYouth Services Manager

Pop!: Meet Beejay

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 Beejay.Beejay's hair — a lovely storm of turquoise and blonde streaks — caught my eye. But then I saw that her necklace matched her hair. Not very many people can boast having turquoise and blonde hair, but having it also match your accessories? That's just awesome. A congenial lady who is a model, make up artist, and hairstylist, Beejay is also a mother of one son. This was her first visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, so I hope being featured in Pop! was a nice way to complement her visit! Read more after the jump.

eBook Classics: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight'

A Google search of author Richard Marsh will bring up reviews likening his work to modern horror writers, and some even refer to him as the predecessor of an author like Stephen Kin

Pop[ular] Punk

Featuring Cowabunga!

Cowabunga! is a pop punk band from Northern Virginia composed of Ian Marsh, Keven Loiselle, Joe Murray, Tommy Wiseman, and Jordan Black. Not your stereotypical collection of 20-something burnouts, these boys mix hardcore house shows with full-time course loads. They've survived college, numerous tours along the East Coast, Virginia's super storms, and still managed to make time to release three EPs, with another on the way. And that's not the most impressive thing about these guys from Washington's backyard.I had the pleasure to chat with these guys between shows this past July. Read on to learn more about their tour life, recording process, first kisses, future plans and whether or not they think Chad Gilbert and Hayley Williams will last.

Pop!: Meet Leandria

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 Leandria.Architect Mies van der Rohe once said that God is in the details. While he passed away decades before recent Howard University graduate Leandria, 21, stepped into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library—incidentally, a library that he himself designed—Leandria nevertheless took a cue from van der Rohe in constructing her outfit.Simplicity done well is more difficult than one would think; anyone can just throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and call it a day. It takes an affinity for detail that elevates basic pieces into something stylistically inimitable, and, ultimately, stylistically yours. Leandria's outfit has it in the [Michael Kors] bag. Read more about her after the jump.

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