Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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.

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010

Join others from the D.C. community for a day of information sharing, community-building, and problem-solving about the transition of D.C. youth with disabilities into post-secondary education, training, employment and independence.

Please join us!

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. N.W., Washington,
DC 20001

Workshops for youth and young adults, parents, educators, employers and community providers.

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2010

A woman meditating in the sunset

Join Dr. William Smith as he presents effective methods for creating a more satisfying life, including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace.  In this workshop you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.
Monday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Arts and Humanities Division
901 G St. N.W., Room A5
Washington, DC 20001

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010

Joshua SobolThrough 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.

Sobol will discuss Memory and Drama: The Grey Zone Between Fact and Fiction and his latest novel, Cut Throat Dog, a literary spy thriller. Meet this mesmerizing, controversial writer during his limited engagement in the U.S. 

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010

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 Booth

11 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.Library

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
901 G St. N.W. (Corner of 9th & G streets N.W.)
Take Gallery Place Metro - Galleries Exit

Exhibit: Home Rule and Voting Rights
9:30 a.m.
Great Hall

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010

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!

Learn to Make Summer's Favorite Treat at Home!

Published on Friday, July 23, 2010

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 Cream


1 cup of milk or half-and-half
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons ROCK SALT
4 cups of ice
1 sandwich-size ziplock plastic bag
1 gallon-size ziplock plastic bag plastic
* toppings of your choice

Before you start, remember to have a parent or guardian help you!


Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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: