Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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

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.

Make New Friends, but Keep the Old...

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.

Author Talk: "Damaged" by Kia Dupree

Urban Fiction in Washington, D.C.

Did you enjoy the movie Precious and the book A Piece of Cake? Then you definitely want to read Damaged by Kia Dupree.

Author Talk: Christine Trent

Local Maryland first time novelist Christine Trent will be speaking about her historical fiction novel The Queen’s Dollmaker. Christine Laurent, a young woman of Anglo-French heritage establishes herself as a dollmaker in London and is commissioned to make dolls for Queen Marie-Antoinette and her friends.