Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

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'
June 22, 3pm  The Book of Eli  (R)
June 29, 6pm  Green Zone  (R)
July 6, 6pm     Hot Tub Time Machine  (R)
July 13, 3pm   A Single Man  (R)
July 20, 6pm   The Losers  (PG-13)
July 27, 3pm   Clash of the Titans  (PG-13)

Published on Friday, May 28, 2010

DC Public Library and DC Association of the Deaf present Emily McCully, keynote speaker and author of My Heart Glow, with eminent deaf community panelists. Sunday, June 27, 2010, from 1 - 5 p.m.

Room A-5  (Lower Level Auditorium)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Voice: 202-727-2145
Videophone: 202-559-5368
E-mail: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov

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Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Juneteenth drawingPlease join the DC Public Library for our Juneteenth Program. On Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m, the library will host a lecture by Dr. Leslie Rowland, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park.  Music will be provided by a "Washington, D.C." institution, the Sanctuary Choir of the New Bethel Baptist Church.
 

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

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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.

Learn more about this alarming trend of violence against the homeless. AND learn what the homelessness rights community is doing to not only fight back against hate crimes, but also to fight for affordable housing and better services for some of the city's most vulnerable citizens.

This will be a truly inspirational event, featuring some of the leading homeless rights advocates with the National Coalition for the Homeless and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Room A2

Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010

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.

The Golden RingThe Golden Ring is a fantastic mystery about a young American woman searching for her lost twin sister in contemporary Russia and the culture and personalities she encounters along the way.

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

Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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

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

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

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.

Come learn about some of the movements currently underfoot to fight homelessness--from local grassroots campaigns to larger national campaigns. And find out what YOU can do to help people get the housing and services they need to get back on their feet and thrive.

6:30pm, Room A-2

Published on Monday, April 5, 2010

Picture of two boys

On May 11, 2010, between 1 and 2 p.m., representatives of the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency will discuss the process for helping children in need of foster care and adoption, in Room 221. Participants will learn about the process of becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

Event Location
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. N.W., Room 221, East Lobby
Washington, DC 20001

For more information regarding this event please contact 202-671-LOVE (5683) or 202-727-1261.

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring is a season for change, and we have quite a few taking place in the Children’s Division.

Ms. Audrey Fields will be the Children’s Librarian at the new Benning Neighborhood Library, which will be opening April 5, 2010.  While we will miss her greatly, we know the library’s newest branch will have some amazing programs.

We would also to welcome Ms. Mary Phelan, who is coming to us from Cleveland Park. She brings great enthusiasm to her work with children, and we look forward to her joining the team.

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Killing Neighbors Book CoverJoin us on April 27, 2010, for a lecture by Dr. Lee Ann Fujii, Assistant Professor of Political Science at The George Washington University. Fuji will discuss her new book Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda, which presents a new examination for the motives behind the Rwandan genocide. Fujii’s research focuses on individual behavior and actions as a major motivation for violence as opposed to ethnic intolerance. Fujii bases her arguments on extensive interviews in Rwandan prisons and two rural communities. These form the basis for her claim that mass participation in the genocide was not the result of ethnic antagonisms.

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