One of the most interesting young adult authors you hear about recently is Cory Doctorow. His work is very different from any other teen book I’ve read recently, and I think everyone who reads YA fiction should give it a look.
Calling all music lovers!Please join us in the Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a jazzy evening featuring pianist Michael Brookins.Michael Brookins has played piano for the last 30 years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several gospel/jazz fusion bands on the local scene.
We devour books in the Popular Library. In fact, nothing between two covers is safe from us. If you get your fill this way, too, you may be delighted to know that the Brown Bag Book Club has had a makeover.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library. One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.
Learn about how far a firm handshake and solid cover letter can take you
Summer's around the corner, and with it comes the summer job market. From day camps to scooping ice cream, there are lots of options for teens to earn some money. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you land the job you want:
Romeo and Juliet? Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!
Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
Celebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.All ages welcome.Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!