Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Children's Celebration of Bastille Day

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.

A Movie about Noah and the Ark--and Books, Too

Featured Movie Tuesday July 29 at 6 p.m. in A-5

Think you know all about the story of Noah and how he built an ark?  There's more to it all than you might think.

DC Public Library Foundation Open Call for Exhibition

“Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event

The Nationals Visit the Library!

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers 

Digital Commons, One Year and 780 3-D Prints Later

A year and a day ago, the DC Public Library opened the Digital Commons.  Today, the 11,000 square-foot room is a popular place for entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, tech novices and students.   Featuring 3-D printers, a book printing machine and more than 80 public computers, Digital Commons is a pace where the public can connect, collaborate, co-work and learn new technology for free.

Featured: a reading group for all things info policy, tech, Internet, & bookish

July Articles

This month's Featured articles discuss Facebook & Your Data.

And the winner is...

This past June, we asked for people to vote on the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club's new name. Now the votes are in. From now on, the MLK Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club will be known as... Novum!

"The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness

The highly anticipated finale in the 'All Souls Trilogy'

After waiting so long for the conclusion of this series, this book immediately starts out where the second title left off. We come into the story having left Diana and Matthew discovering themselves and their 

Now You See It, Now You Don't! Masked Colors in Nature

A STEAM Team Program with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Science and Art intersect in this week's STEAM Team on Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. here in the Children's Room (200) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Family Fun Time: Sending Mail

Let's celebrate letter writing and mail delivery! Join us for a Family Fun Time on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m in the Children's Room (Room 200).  

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