Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marita GoldenAcclaimed novelist and memoirist Marita Golden will offer a free eight-week workshop focusing on the personal essay and the memoir. If you have a story to tell about your personal experiences, about the life of someone else, or if you want to learn how to write effectively to express your opinion, this workshop will help you develop and hone the techniques of writing the personal essay.

In addition to learning the techniques of effective nonfiction writing through in and out of class assignments, participants will read the work of published nonfiction authors as well as meet local nonfiction writers who will visit the class and speak about their careers as writers.

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who is eligible?

Individuals with less than $35,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable)
Families with less than $42,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable)

Returns Prepared

Federal, District, Maryland and Virginia income tax returns for 2010 or prior years for individuals with no more than $35,000 in income and families with no more than $42,000 in income.

Note: From January 29 - February 28, we will only prepare 2010 returns.  From March 1 to April 9, we will prepare returns for 2010 and for prior years.  From April 10-16 we will only prepare returns for 2007 and 2010.  April 17, 18 and 19 we will prepare returns for all years.  Remember, if you are due a refund for tax year 2007 you must file by April 18, 2011 to obtain the refund.

Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dr. Ronald E. Sutcliffe, author of The Legacy of the Iowa School for the Deaf, will kick off Clerc- Gallaudet Week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with a program featuring Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer by Harry G. Lang.

At the program, the audience will join in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Booth, who was born in Springfield, Mass., on August 24, 1810. Sutcliffe will discuss  Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer, by Harry G. Lang. This book was selected by the National Literary Society of the Deaf and deaf library friends groups. This remarkable deaf pioneer made America great in the 19th century. 

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010

Joshua BensonThe
DC Public Library is pleased to present Dr. Joshua Benson, Assistant
Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at The Catholic
University of America, who will discuss the historic visit of St.
Francis of Assisi to Sultan Malek al-Kamil in 1219 during the Fifth
Crusade and its implications for today's dialogue and relations between
Christians and Muslims.

This lecture will take place on Tuesday,
November 9, at 6:30 the Philosophy, Sociology and Literature
Reading Room, Second Floor, Room 220, at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Library.

This program is free and open to the public.

Published on Friday, October 8, 2010

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Martin Luther King (MLK) Library
901 G St. N.W.
Room 215
Washington, DC 20001-4531

Published on Thursday, October 7, 2010
Let them returnLocal author David Vine, assistant professor of anthropology at American University, will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9. Vine is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia.  The program will be in the west lobby on the second floor.

Published on Monday, September 20, 2010

Picture of ConfuciusThe Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools will hold a special ceremony celebrating Confucius’ birthday on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Born September 28, 551 BC, Confucius’ was a Chinese philosopher, educator and founder of the Confucian school of thought.  His theories, which advocate peace and social harmony, influenced orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years and have regained interest in China over the recent years.

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010

Fingers holding pen to writeDue to the overwhelming positive responses received for the I Can Write! Workshop, acclaimed author Marita Golden will lead two eight-week free Writing Workshops for teens 18 and older and Adults at the Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Neighborhood Library.

The first session focuses on fiction and begins Monday, October 4, through November
22, 2010, and the second eight-week session focuses on nonfiction and memoir and begins Monday, March 7, through April 25, 2011. The workshops run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.