Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Genealogy Workshop Series

Cemetery Records With Paul Sluby

The third in the series of lunchtime genealogy workshops will be an intensive session on researching cemetery records conducted by Paul Sluby, author of numerous books on the records of cemeteries in the Washington area. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at noon. Call 202-727-1213 to register.

Geneaology Workshop Series

Washingtoniana Division Offers Workshops on Researching Your D.C. Ancestors

Following up on the first in the series, Introduction to Genealogy, the Division will offer the following lunchtime sessions:GENEALOGY ELECTRONIC RESOURCESOct 28, 2009 - noonThis workshop will focus on instruction in the use of databases for doing genealogical research, such as HeritageQuest and the Washington Post Historic Database. CEMETERY RECORDS WITH PAUL SLUBYNov 18, 2009 - noon

Get Ready for College

High School Seniors, Check Out the Library’s Resources

November is a busy time for high school seniors.  Many college early admission applications are due.  The November and December SATs loom. Seniors need to write and edit personal statements and essays.  At every part of the college application process, the DC Public Library can help students.

It’s SPOOK-tacular!

Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Children’s Division, as we get “Scared Silly” on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 2 p.m.

Public Parking to End at MLK

Effective November 15, 2009, public parking will no longer be available at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. N.W.  The nearest paid parking is available on 8th Street (PEPCO Building) and on H Street between 9th and 10th streets.

Genealogy for Beginners

Washingtoniana librarians will host the first in a series of genealogy classes for beginners Wednesday, October 14 at 12 noon in Room 307 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  Please call (202) 727-1213 for more information.

Let’s Talk About Books

Let's hear what you think about what you read!  Come and share during our monthly book discussion on pre-selected novels, plays, poetry or short stories. Check the calendar, or call the literature staff at 202-727-1281 to find out which title is planned for the next discussion. The meeting is held at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, in room 221 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Washingtoniana Closed on October 7

The Washingtoniana section of Special Collections at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed all day Wednesday, October 7 for administrative purposes.   We will resume regular hours on Thursday, October 8.

Brown Bag Recital Series with International Flair

Cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva return September 3 at noon after a summer of traveling.  They’ve been delighting audiences at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library each month since January 2003, with performances of music from the classical repertoire ranging from subdued to rousing to experimental.  Sometimes performing together, sometimes individually and sometimes with guest musicians, they always put on a show that is inspiring, educational and joyfully intimate.  The two both teach at the Levine School of Music and have enjoyed

National Immunization Awareness Month

The summer is winding down, and school is just around the corner. What better time to ensure the continued good health of your family? August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reviewing vaccination records to ensure that everyone is up-to-date. Particularly at a time when outbreaks can appear without warning, immunizations are an important means of preventing and controlling the spread of infection.