Please join us in the Great Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. for a very special event.Collective Voices will present the 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.There will be a performance by the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and many other special guests, including Washington, DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick.
This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.
Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights
On Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., we present All Together Now: Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights, a collaboration between Special Collections' Washingtoniana Department and the Center for Digital Storytelling.
The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is delighted to unveil a new exhibit, "Haunted Houses of Washington." Selected images from the Washington Star and Washington Historic Image photograph collections, news articles from local papers, and ephemera from the vertical files will be on display in the Washingtoniana Room (307) through February.
Library staff read Dr. King's 'Letter from the Birmingham Jail'
Celebrate King Week by meditating on the words of Dr. King!On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, a diverse group of DC Public Library staff will breathe life into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s beloved "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" with a live staged reading.