Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

New Books to Die For

Want a frightening read to keep you up all night this Halloween season? Luckily for you, many of this fall's hottest new books are totally terrifying!Check out one of these creepy titles that everyone has been talking about - you'll be sure to want to sleep with your lights on afterwards. 

Lou Reed Lives Forever!

Honoring Punk's Place in Fiction

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

'The Sound of Music'

Our October 2013 movie recommendation is Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

'Twelve Years A Slave'

In the canon of American Slave Narratives, we have a few staples, such as those of Frederick Douglass,

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

The tablet makers face off with new devices in anticipation of holiday sales:

March on Washington 50th Anniversary Exhibit

The DC Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the permanent exhibition, Its Fingers Were Crossed and Its Guard Was Up: Washington, DC Prepares for the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom.”

'Fall of Five' by Pittacus Lore

In the fourth and most recent volume of the Lorien Legacies, The Fall of Five

'Bringing It All Back Home'

An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans

Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans examines the impact that the Vietnam War had on a group of young New Yorkers before, during and after the war. This book tells the story of a small sampling of these men and women.

Lost and Found: Recovering the African American and Quaker Cemeteries at Walter Pierce Park

Special Event

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Washingtoniana for a special presentation by local historian Mary Belcher and descendants of the Edmonson and Shorter families, whose ancestors founded and were buried in Mt. Pleasant Plains Cemetery.Learn more about the ongoing preservation efforts at this sacred site.

Have You Met...?

Suzanne Fonzi, one of the new faces in Special Collections

So Suzanne, tell us about yourself?I recently graduated from Georgetown University, where I majored in English. I grew up in Northern Virginia, so I really haven’t gone too far from home for school or work!What’s your job title in Special Collections?