Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: learn more at Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) began on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please visit for more information on interim services.

Check It or Leave it?

Episode 8: A Fold in the Tent of the Sky

Your favorite book club is back! This episode, Peter and TaChalla, tackle science-fiction, again. A Fold in the Tent of the Sky by Michael Hale. What do you think, check it, or leave it?

Family Fun Time

Back to School Fun

Do your kids have the Back to School blues? Take time to regroup after the first week of school with our Family Fun Time! Join us this Saturday at 2 p.m. for Back to School stories and crafts.Children will make pencil toppers and bookmarks. Need some titles to help with the transition back to class? Try these:

The Birmingham Jail Players Present:

A Celebration of the Freedom to Read and Our Favorite Challenged Authors!

Please join us in the Great Hall on Wednesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a very special program in honor of Banned Books Week. The Birmingham Jail Players, a group of lively DCPL employees who came together for King Week earlier this year, reunite to celebrate Banned Books Week by reciting excerpts from the works of their favorite challenged authors.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

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

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday!!!September's films feature romance, comedy and lots of action!Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Hart and Zac Efron!!

STEAM Team: Paper Airplanes

Are you fascinated by airplanes? Are you curious about why some structures fly well and others do not?

If you want to get into fashion or just make your closet better, I suggest you start with basic pieces first, and then go to patterns, because you can always match them up.

Pop!: Meet Alexis

Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information. Meet Alexis.

Tea Party!

Family Fun Time

Are you a little teapot?

3-D Printing for Kids and Teens Recap

This summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future.

Movie Magic and Movie Madness

While the main things people think about when they walk into a library are books, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the materials that libraries have available.  In addition to book collections, in physical, audio, and