Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Published on Friday, December 11, 2009

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Acclaimed author, Marita Golden will lead this free one-day writing workshop on Saturday, January 9, 2010  at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Computer Lab (Room 311).  Ms. Golden has helped writers and aspiring writers remove writer's block and start writing. Beginning and veteran writers will cultivate writing techniques, and write through fear, anxiety and self-censorship.

Monday, December 14 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2009

DC Public Library's Teens of Distinction Program, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), launches the first in a series of seven presentations about homelessness.

This month, we explore the issue of veterans and homelessness. Join the library and the coalition as we delve deeper into this complex issue. Featured are veterans' and homelessness advocates from NCH's Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau and the Baltimore-based organization, Beans and Bread. Monday December 14, 6:30-8:30 pm., Room A10.

This is part of the larger teen-led project, Your Story Has a Home Here: Oral Histories and Photographs of DC's Residents Without Homes. For more information about this project, contact Rebecca Renard.

Cemetery Records With Paul Sluby

Published on Monday, November 16, 2009

The third in the series of lunchtime genealogy workshops will be an intensive session on researching cemetery records conducted by Paul Sluby, author of numerous books on the records of cemeteries in the Washington area. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at noon.

Call 202-727-1213 to register.

Washingtoniana Division Offers Workshops on Researching Your D.C. Ancestors

Published on Monday, October 26, 2009

Following up on the first in the series, Introduction to Genealogy, the Division will offer the following lunchtime sessions:
Oct 28, 2009 - noon
This workshop will focus on instruction in the use of databases for doing genealogical research, such as HeritageQuest and the Washington Post Historic Database.
Nov 18, 2009 - noon
This workshop will be an intensive session on researching cemetery records conducted by Paul Sluby, author of numerous books on the records of cemeteries in the Washington area.
CALL 202-727-1213 TO REGISTER

High School Seniors, Check Out the Library’s Resources

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2009

November is a busy time for high school seniors.  Many college early admission applications are due.  The November and December SATs loom. Seniors need to write and edit personal statements and essays.  At every part of the college application process, the DC Public Library can help students.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library features a College Information Center that helps students find schools that interest them, complete applications and understand the financial aid process.  Every library location in the District has books that help students prepare for the SAT and learn about potential majors. 

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Children’s Division, as we get “Scared Silly” on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. Full of crafts, stories and treats, this event promises to celebrate the fall season, chilly weather, and things that go bump in the night!

Published on Saturday, October 10, 2009

Effective November 15, 2009, public parking will no longer be available at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. N.W.  The nearest paid parking is available on 8th Street (PEPCO Building) and on H Street between 9th and 10th streets.

Published on Friday, October 9, 2009

Washingtoniana librarians will host the first in a series of genealogy classes for beginners Wednesday, October 14 at 12 noon in Room 307 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  Please call (202) 727-1213 for more information.

Published on Monday, October 5, 2009

Let's hear what you think about what you read!  Come and share during our monthly book discussion on pre-selected novels, plays, poetry or short stories. Check the calendar, or call the literature staff at 202-727-1281 to find out which title is planned for the next discussion. The meeting is held at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, in room 221 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. There is a kind of magic that occurs during many of these discussions—something exhilarating that happens through the sharing of widely diverse points of view.  Find out why book clubs have blossomed across the country, and why your public library is a great place to have one!