Lecture

What Makes a Library Spectacular

Join The MLK Library Friends as they host "What Makes A Library Spectacular":  A series of talks exploring topics on modern libraries, current and future. The first topic is Makerspaces. We hope to see you Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggHard Art DC

Musical Heroes of D.C.

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Every Hero has a StoryDCPL Summer ReadingDuke: a Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutBrown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce PeggHard Art DC

Musical Heroes of D.C.

From go-go to punk, D.C.’s history is filled with music. These musical greats left their impression on our city and on other music-makers in D.C. and beyond.
Honduras

On Our Land: Documentary and Discussion with Erica Harding

Join us at the Hill Center for a screening of the documentary On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras and a discussion with local film maker, Erica Harding. 
Raquel Brown

Writer, Maker and Artist Raquel Brown

The Make. Do. Sessions feature author, spoken word artist and writer Raquel Brown.
Peter Bailey

Personal Reflections of Dr. King as remembered by a Malcolmite

A. Peter Bailey veteran journalist and personal associate of Malcolm X offers a radical perspective on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bailey is the author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher, A Memoir.  In the Black Studies Center.
Lincoln and the Theater

Abraham Lincoln and the Theater

Please join us in the Peabody Room for “Abraham Lincoln & the Theater" by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to usnews.com. Lincoln's love of plays, notably Shakespeare's, set the stage for his public character. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free. For more information, call 202-727-0233 or contact jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.
Photo of American poet Walt WhitmanPhoto of American LincolnPhoto of downtown Washington, DC, during the Civil War

Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Washington

A talk by Martin G. Murray, Founder, Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, accompanied by slide illustrations, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.
Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To — In Honor of and with Advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Wills and Estate Workshop

Come and hear J. Carter from the Carter Law Group talk about five legal forms that every adult should have. Learn how to protect yourself and family with various family and estate law documents.    

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