Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Meet Joshua Sobol

Through a partnership with the Embassy of Israel, internationally acclaimed Israeli author, director and award-winning playwright, Joshua Sobol comes to the DC Public Library on Thursday, October 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

DC Public Library Participates in Arts on Foot

Penn Quarter celebrates its 18th Annual Arts on Foot Festival, a free event that showcases the best cultural and art experiences the city has to offer.Visit Our Booth11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood (Between 7th and 9th streets N.W.)Stop by the library's booth for information on library programs and services, sign up for a library card, play book bingo, win prizes and more.Attend Programs at Martin Luther King Jr.Library9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.901 G St. N.W. (Corner of 9th & G streets N.W.)

Aloha to Summer

The MLK Childrens Division has been Making a Splash this summer, with singers, storytellers, art and ice cream.  Before the school year begins, we’d like to give one last “Aloha to Summer!”This Saturday, beginning at 10:30am, you can watch some of your favorite "under-the-sea" cinema, play games, hear stories, and more! We'll also have some back to school information/tips for parents and teachers. Join us as we say good bye to the beach and hello to the books!

Make Your Own Ice Cream

Learn to Make Summer's Favorite Treat at Home!

As many of you already know, the Children's Room at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library has been holding an ice cream program daily for the past few weeks. Now we are posting the recipe for anyone who either missed the program or just wants the chance to make it at home.Impress your friends with our simple recipe!Do-it-yourself Vanilla Ice CreamIngredients:1 cup of milk or half-and-half

Job Searching on Monster.com

Learn to use one of the most popular search engines to identify potential jobs and to post your résumé and cover letter for potential employers to consider. Also, learn how to apply to job postings, using one of three methods, and how to keep track of your application process in order to keep your job search organized.In order to actively participate, customers must be able to do the following:

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

Auditorium A-5, Adult Audience.June 1, 6pm    Alice in Wonderland  (PG)June 8, 3pm    Shutter Island (R)June 15, 6pm  The Cove (PG-13) with special guest panelists from 'Asia Society Washington'

Hate Crimes Against the Homeless: a Panel Discussion

Monday, May 10, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

Over the last 10 years there has been a rise in violent attacks against the homeless at the hands of non-homeless people, including 244 deaths. As more and more people and families are pushed out of their homes in this current economic crisis, there are more vulnerable people on the streets.

Author Talk - Nicole Brun-Mercer

Nicole Brun-Mercer will read a selection from her 2009 novel, The Golden Ring, as well as discuss her time living in Russia.  Afterwards, the author will sign copies of her novel.

College 101: What College Life Is REALLY Like

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6 p.m.

Planning to go to college in the fall? Or just curious about what college is all about? A panel of local college students from community colleges, private universities, public colleges, and art schools will be talking about their experiences--everything including: navigating the financial aid office getting along with your roommate/s living off campus balancing school, work, and social life transferring schools and transferring credits and MORE Come to the College Information Center, room 324, 6:00 PM

Advocacy and Homelessness: A Panel Discussion

Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Washington DC is home to a very active community of advocates, fighting for fair housing and the rights of people without homes. As the seat of this nation's democratic government, DC is an epicenter for advocacy, activism, and social change.DC is also home to a large population of homeless people, and that population grows larger each day, as housing prices continue to skyrocket, and job loss deepens.

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