Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Listen! Stephen Wade on the Banjo and American Folk Music

a DCPL Podcast

Stephen Wade, Grammy nominated musician and author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience joined Anne and Maggie for another DCPL podcast last week.

German-English Storytime

The Children’s Program Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was filled with multilingual greetings a few weeks ago, as librarians and storytime attendees alike practiced saying Guten Tag and Hallo during a very special German-English storytime.  Thanks to our friends at the Goethe Institut, who helped advertise the program, we had a great turnout … some of whom spoke German, as well as many others who didn’t.  We all had a great time singing and learning together.

Harry Potter Party at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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Come Join the Knitty Gritty Committee!

Come in out of the heat this July and learn how to make a beverage cozy for your favorite ice cold (or hot) drink of choice. They can be knitted or crocheted and make quick last minute gifts.

Summer Book Party

We're Having A Party & You're Invited!

On Wednesday, July 23, come into the cool comfort of a library lounge designed just for you as we celebrate a summer of reading with an evening of fun. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and social chess.  Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things about art and technology.

Who Said It Was Just a Game?

Every Saturday in Teen Space we have a program entitled Games Galore!  We set out different games such as Monopoly, Chess, and Uno. We may even hook up a game system such as the Nintendo Wii and play games like Mario Cart, Rayman Legends, or Legend of Zelda. On Saturday, June 21 we tried something new. We all agreed we would play the game Taboo. For those not familiar with Taboo, it is a word guessing game.

FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014, the biggest and most anticipated soccer fest on the globe, is off to a fast and furious start. FIFA, an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the governing organization of international football.

The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story

As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens join nationally-known military historian and authority on the Defenses of Washington, Dr. Ben F. Cooling, for an engaging presentation and discussion of his new book on the famous battle. 

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