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.

Holiday Photobooth

In the Children's Room

Make sure to stop by the Children's room for a special holiday photo opportunity!The Children's staff have constructed a life-size warm and cozy holiday hearth, complete with a roaring fire, snowflakes, stockings, Kwanzaa kinara and Hanukkah menorah.  You have to see it to believe it -- a truly festive sight to behold!

Reduce Stress This Holiday Season Through Meditation

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.Join Karin Silverman as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

Check Out the 'Long Earth'

The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett takes the reader on a interdimensional thrill ride throu

Introducing...the Aspiring Writers Circle!

New and improved networking group for all writers starts this month

Sound familiar? Well, it should. The Aspiring Authors Circles established in October to support Fiction Writers, Poets, Bloggers, and Playwrights have now consolidated into one because there is strength in numbers. The name has been changed to accommodate all writers. 

Business and Market Research Workshop

Presented by ReferenceUSA

Did you know that the library has Reference USA, which is a resource that can help you:

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Fitness for a lifetime!

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to talk about how important exercise is for anyone who wants to be healthy in general, and why it is even more important in managing and avoiding diabetes. 

Nice to Meet You!

Faces to know in Children's and Teen Services

There are a lot of interesting people working in the Children's Room and Teen Space.  Let's get to know them!  Hello, Cameron!  Do you prefer being called Cameron, or do you have any nicknames?I like Cameron, but when I was younger I had a lot of nicknames: Cam Jams, Camcorder, Cam-Ron...

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Patients may be surprised to learn of the existence of a robot phlebotomist:

Pop!: Meet Markeith

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 Markeith.Markeith, 20, was a glorious vision in army green and black. His look was decidedly tough and punk, which is always intriguing to behold. Who but a fearless sartorial genius would pair a fishnet shirt laid over a Bob Marley T-shirt? Beyond punk, however, Markeith displayed his creative style with the zipties over his knee-high black combat boots, along with lots and lots of cool accessories in a variety of textures."Street punk" was the term he used to describe today's look; it fits, but more importantly, it commands attention.More on his fashion inspirations and other life musings after the jump.

'Soul Train: the Music, Dance and Style of a Generation'

Questlove, the famed Roots frontman, has compiled