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.

Andy Warhol's Art for Kids

A STEAM Team Program

Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m.  STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  

'Little Brother' by Cory Doctorow

One of the most interesting young adult authors you hear about recently is Cory Doctorow. His work is very different from any other teen book I’ve read recently, and I think everyone who reads YA fiction should give it a look.

Michael Brookins Jazz Band!

Celebrate Black History Month

Calling all music lovers!Please join us in the Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a jazzy evening featuring pianist Michael Brookins.Michael Brookins has played piano for the last 30 years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several gospel/jazz fusion bands on the local scene.

Hey College Students!

The MLK Writing Center is here to help you!

Need help figuring out your latest research paper assignment? Not sure where to look for information on your topic? Or haven't even picked out a topic?

Eat a Book for Lunch!

Join the conversation at a new Twitter book club

We devour books in the Popular Library.  In fact, nothing between two covers is safe from us.  If you get your fill this way, too, you may be delighted to know that the Brown Bag Book Club has had a makeover. 

What Do Earmuffs and Popsicles Have in Common?

Kid inventors

Brrr. It is cold outside and if you use earmuffs to keep your ears warm, you have a kid from 1873 to thank for that. 

Our Library's Freedom Quilt

MLK Library Celebrates Freedom

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosted a Black History Month Kickoff Celebration. With crafts, stories, and puppets, we got Black History Month off to a great start at the library.  One of the crafts we did was make patches for the Library's very own Freedom Quilt.

Tips and Tricks for Teen Jobsearching

Learn about how far a firm handshake and solid cover letter can take you

Summer's around the corner, and with it comes the summer job market. From day camps to scooping ice cream, there are lots of options for teens to earn some money. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you land the job you want:

Fall in Love with a Good Book

Exploring Romance in Teen Space

Romeo and Juliet?  Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!  

Black History Month Open Mic!

Civil Rights Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown

Celebrate Black History Month with the power of the word by joining us on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a rousing Civil Rights-themed Open Mic hosted by Derrick Weston Brown of Busboys and Poets.We will begin to accept sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.All ages welcome.Bring your best poem about any Civil Rights issue!