Staff Picks

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014

Information Services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is staffed by 12 info-savvy, book-hungry librarians. Each month, we'll share a few of our current staff reads. For the full list, visit the display in Room 209 at MLK. 

April is National Poetry Month

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library by creating your own acrostic poems. Learn about different types of poetry and create your own!

The fun will take place on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room programming area on the second floor. 

All children and their families are welcomed to participate.  

Be sure to stop by early and check out some of these great poetry books!

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Valeri Gorbachev self-portraitValeri Gorbachev rocks!

Our Saturday, March 22 Family Story Time was dedicated to stories written and drawn by Valeri Gorbachev.

And... because it was such a lovely, sunny afternoon... we held our program outside!

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

This weekend, enjoy some children's classics that are just as fun to re-read--or perhaps discover for the first time.

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Windows 8.1 coverWhether you're a longtime user of Windows or new to Microsoft's Windows 8.1, you will want to know how to make the most of the new system.

From the popular "Missing Manual" series, Windows 8.1 by David Pogue is a guidebook to the new system.  Topics include Tileworld, the Windows desktop, Internet Explorer 11, PC health, and more.  The book comes with black and white illustrations.

Featuring 'Froggy Plays in the Band'

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

DC Public Library Catalogue link to "Froggy Plays in the Band"Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

A STEAM Team Program

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

RobotEvery Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  

This week, we will be combining Art, Engineering and Technology by making robots out of recyclable materials!

The first part of the robot making process is design.  We will sketch our ideas for our robots and write out our intentions for what we would like our robots to be able to do. (Miss Cassie wants to make a robot that will take her puppy on walks while she is at the library).

Featuring Life in Outer Space

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jetsons SpaceshipOur March 23, Funday Sunday at 2 p.m. is all about living it up in outer space.

Here are some stories to get starry-eyed over.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

Imagine it: It's a brisk spring morning and you rush up the steps to the Petworth Library as a cold gust of wind blows your jacket wide open. You reach for the heavy wooden door and hurry inside.

As you frantically rub your hands together to thaw out, you slowly lift your head in wonder...

'G I R L' by Pharell Williams

Published on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's Baaaack...Pharell GIRL album coverThe Best of Freegal Music!

... and so is Pharell with his new album, G I R L! The ten-track studio album was released March 3 and Freegal has all the tracks available for you to stream and download. Here's the skinny on the album and some tracks you might love.

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