Come see our interactive display and try your hand at making poetry!
National Poetry Month began in 1996 when the Academy of American Poets wanted to raise awareness and celebrate the past and present of poetry in the United States. Now it takes place every April, and this year at MLK we’re celebrating the diversity of American poets writing right now.
We had a ton of fun at our kids' karaoke event at the MLK Library on April 13, though you don't have to wait for a library event to break out into song. Why not have a family karaoke night at home? It's simple to plan, fun for all ages, and doesn't have to break the bank.
DC Public Library has just had our Prom Expo on Saturday April 5 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Teen Space. Expect to see some pictures and highlights of the Expo up soon. But in the meantime, if you need help preparing for your prom, school dance, or other social event, we have plenty of resources available to you.
Beginning in 1937, the ALA (American Library Association) began awarding the prestigious Caldecott medal to the illustrator of America's "most distinguished picture book for children." The medal gets its name from Randolph Caldecott, an influential 19th century English illustrator.
A Spring Break event for kids on Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
What do these phrases have in common?Niagara, o roar again!Too bad I hid a boot.Eva, can I see bees in a cave?Ma is as selfless as I am.They are all palindromes! Palindromes are words, phrases, numbers, or other sequences that read the same forwards and backwards.