Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

'The Dream Thieves' by Maggie Stiefvater

The Second Book in the Raven Cycle Series

Hardcore fans of the first installment will want to re-read the first book since the action starts right away, and all those little subtle plot lines come racing into focus from the first page. If Book One is about myths and legends, then Book Two is about secrets.

Back To School with the Library

Resources, resources, resources!

School’s back, and with it comes the joys of everybody’s favorite after-school responsibility – homework!Never fear, kids: not only is the library a great place to chill out, visit with friends and even play, it’s got loads of ways to make homework and special projects go much, much more smoothly. 

Learn About the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine is an extraordinary piece of machinery.If you're curious about how it works and want to see what it can do for you then please join us on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons for an introduction.

'Dad is Fat'

What do Hot Pockets, fruit cake, paleness, bacon and parenting all have in common?  The answer is Jim Gaffigan.

CloudHands Tai Chi Workshop With Michael Ward

Instructor Michael Ward has been studying and practicing T’ai Chi for 35 years. He has taught T’ai Chi to people from 9 to 90 in settings as diverse as senior centers, major corporations and institutions. 

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

3-D Printing has unleashed imaginations worldwide and is being considered as a solution to problems as diverse as a shortage of human organs, housing for the homeless, and better aircraft.  One speaker proposes the next step:

Witnessing Brother Malcolm X

Book Talk with Professor A. Peter Bailey

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. as Professor A. Peter Bailey reads from his new book, Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher, A Memoir. Prof. Bailey was a close associate of Malcolm X and a founding member of The Organization of Afro American Unity. 

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Take a second for your health (every second Tuesday)

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role life style plays in managing and avoiding diabetes, and the devastating effects of eating junk food and being a couch potato (or a "desk potato", i.e. sitting for long spells at work).

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

One woman uses her background in the performing arts and invention to design a technologically superior shoe to support a dancer's foot:

Author Talk: Fatemeh Zarei

Muslim Journeys Project

Fatemeh Zarei, author, poet, and artist, will read from her collection of short stories, Dreaming Is My Profession.  The author uses surrealistic techniques to bring out the dream-like quality of her stories, using simple and liquid style.

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