Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Authentic Happiness

The Happiness Formula H=S+C+V

Are certain individuals imbued with particular biological constructs that predispose them to their own unique baseline of happiness?  If so, as a result, are they fated to the inevitability of a life of perpetual despair, or are they destined to the upper reaches of unlimited elation and euphoria?

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5


Literary Book Group

'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

Markus Frank Zusak, Australian author (b. June 23, 1975,) grew up hearing stories about Germany in World War II, and decided to portray characters who rebelled against the rules of the Nazis.

Everyone Has A Heartbeat. Few Have The Pulse

Follow along in the year 2051 where most of the population of the United States lives in two large domes called the Eastern and Western States. A young teenager named Faith lives beyond the dome, along with a very small percentage of others that have chosen to remain on the outside.

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on You

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So these end of summer days have got you daydreaming.

'Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie' by David Lubar

With school less than two weeks away, there’s a good chance some of you are feeling anxious.  This is probably most true if you’re starting a new school, especially if you’re going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.  Scott Calvin had a similar experience in the book

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club meets monthly to discuss science fiction and fantasy books—as defined by the members.

Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

The March on Washington: A Book Talk with author William P. Jones

Please join us in the Washingtoniana Room (Room 307) at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, for a discussion of the book The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights with author and University of Wisconsin history professor, William P. Jones. 

Practice Reading and Make a New Friend - A New Introduction

Meet Casey and Michele Johnson: PAL Volunteers

Once a month at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dogs and their owners from People Animals Love (PAL) come to help children practice their reading skills through the Read to a Four-Legged Friend program.

Two New Books Published by Alice Walker

One of the most prolific authors of our times

Alice Walker has published two new books this year.