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2023 Haiku Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Haiku Contest held in celebration of National Poetry Month
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus to be Displayed in the U.S.
-The DC Public Library is proud to announce that the exhibit "Imagining the Future - Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius" featuring 12 original Leonardo da Vinci drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, will be on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Presented by Confindustria, in partnership with Biblioteca Ambrosiana , the exhibit marks the first time the Codex Atlanticus has been displayed in the United States.
DC Public Library Foundation Partners with Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy
The Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy (IREL) is back for its 5th year and another beautiful summer of powerful learning. Join co-directors Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Tricia Ebarvia along with educators from across the country as we gather in Washington, D.C., at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
Beyond "I Have a Dream": Author Jonathan Eig in Conversation with Civil Rights Icon Eleanor Holmes Norton
A candid conversation between renowned author Jonathan Eig and Civil Rights Movement icon Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton aims to re-examine the complexity of Dr. King's life and work outlined in Eig's new book "King: A Life."
More than a Mystery: Authors Nick Brooks and Angeline Boulley Use Authentic Identity and Storytelling to Challenge Bias Towards Native American and Black Children
Brooks and Boulley will participate in a conversation moderated by Kit Ballenger, JD/MLIS, a Washington, D.C. area youth services librarian and literary consultant with Help Your Shelf, on May 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library located at 5401 South Dakota Avenue.
Means of Expression with Ocean Vuong
In the spirit of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re exploring the life and works of the powerhouse-poet, Ocean Vuong.