September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The MLK Children’s Library has some wonderful children’s books celebrating different Latino cultures available for check-out. Another important collection is the foreign language books at MLK, with children’s books in several languages (including Spanish), and our assortment of bilingual books. ¡Feliz lectura!
Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that funding will be made available to ensure the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will remain open on Sundays."The library plays an important role in supporting education for students of all ages and providing job search and career assistance," said Mayor Gray. "We are pleased we were able to identify funding to keep the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library open on Sundays."
Accessibility DC is an unconference on web accessibility. An unconference is an open, user-generated, participatory workshop-event, where topics of discussion are determined by participants on the day of the event. Audience includes web developers, accessibility experts and adaptive technology users.
Come learn more about the Friends and how you can get involved to support the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 20116:30 – 7:30 p.m.Room A-9 Questions? Contact LaToya Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The D.C. Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans will hold a special ceremony celebrating Confucius’ birthday on Saturday, September 17, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Born September 28, 551 B.C., 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.
Effective Sunday, Oct. 2, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Sundays. The new hours will be: Monday-Tuesday noon-9 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday Closed.
Due to Hurricane Irene’s expected impact on the Washington, D.C. area this weekend, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is closed Sunday, August 28.Visit the DC Public Library 24/7 @ dclibrary.org.