Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

A Family Karaoke How-To

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.

It's Jazz Appreciation Month!

50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal album, A Lov

Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel

 Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to create new forms and structures, most commonly resembling animals.  It is a craft that I sometimes teach during our Manga Club, STEAM Team and

'Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing' Schoolchildren

Author Talk

This event has been postponed until fall 2014. Stay tuned for the new date. We look forward to having you join us.

Prom Expo Wrap-Up Part 1

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. 

Mixing Vocals 101

Mixing Vocals

Teens, come to Teen Space and learn:How vocals fit in a mixHow to add lead vocals, and background vocalsAbout vocal dynamics (clipping and vocal balance)Microphone usageHow to monitor

Celebrating Caldecott Winners

A Family Fun Time Storytime

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.

WOW! Palindrome Fun

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.  

Check It or Leave It?

Episode 2: 'Star Griffin'

In this episode Peter and TaChalla delve into the world of science fiction with Star Griffin, a sci-fi novel by Michael Kurland

Get Up and Dance!

Family Fun Time

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has dance fever! On Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m., the Children's Department at MLK Library will host a special Family Fun Time filled with dancing, stories and crafts to get your feet moving and creativity flowing!