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.

'You Killed Wesley Payne' by Sean Beaudoin

I am afraid I’m a bit late with this type of review. October was the month for mysteries and suspense, not November. But it’s not a crime, is it?  Well, if we were at Salt River High, it just might be, unless we could pay off the right people.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Entertainment technology has inspired one automaker's real life design:

'Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital'

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as Michael Lisicky (author, noted department store historian, and lecturer) discusses his latest book, Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital. 

Read Native Authors

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Here in the Children’s Division and Teen Space, we are celebrating by promoting the work of American Indian authors and illustrators.

The Animal Dialogues

Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

The encounters Craig Childs relates in The Animal Dialogues are unique for two reasons: his life spent in courting such encounters, and his skill in making readers feel we are present and sharing the experience with him.

Sales As A Strategy

A seminar on sales strategies for small businesses

Want to learn how to increase your sales as a small business?Come learn about the new book Sales As A Strategy, which discusses sustainable small business sales practices.

Heaven and Earth

Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art

From Oct.

'Drive!: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us'

Why carrots and sticks (often) don't work

What do Internet and software upstarts such as Wikipedia, Firefox, Apache and Linux all have in common? They are all immensely successful innovative “open source” ventures that were developed and managed exclusively by volunteers.

Spoiler Alert!!!

The real Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau of FX’s 'American Horror Story: Coven'

One of cable’s most popular dramas, American Horror Story, an anthology series currently airing its third season, about witchcraft versus Voodoo in New Orleans uses fictionalized accounts of real women from the city’s past to enrich the show.               

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

An eerie, but fascinating demonstration of a robot that moves like a wild beast: