Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three day weekend. But not in the United States. (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?) Even though most of us don’t have a three day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below. August 1-7 – International Clown Week
Basketball, soccer, tennis, football, squash, baseball, track and field, lacrosse, field hockey, badminton.... so many sports, so little time.While it's true that a library isn't the place to run around, that's exactly what we're going to do for Family Fun Time: Sporty Saturday on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library.
A Celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets
Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by theGreater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists.
presentsWyatt O'Brian EvansAn Evening with the author, entertainer and motivational speaker,a true Renaissance Man!Monday, August 4 at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5 for more information call 202-727-1291wyattevans.com facebook.com/wyattoevans
On Saturday, July 12, both children and adults celebrated Bastille Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The first Bastille day occurred on July 14, 1789, when the Parisians stormed the Bastille, freed the prisoners, and took the building apart, stone by stone. This was the beginning of the French Revolution. Why did Parisians storm the Bastille? The Parisians stormed the Bastille because they were tired of the way that King Louis the 16th was running the country. The commoners were treated unfairly, and while the rich became richer, the poor could barely survive.