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.

Celebrating American Archives Month: October 2013

Meet Special Collections Photo Archivist Mark Greek

Celebrating American Archives MonthOct. 1-31, 2013

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Detectives are solving crimes with the help of cyber forensics:

Columbus Day Weekend and Indigenous People's Day

Columbus Day marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, and will be observed Monday, Oct. 14. The European discovery of the "New World" in the 15th century had dramatic consequences for nearly everyone on Earth. The era of European exploration expanded global trade and colonization, and led to the establishment of the United States. 

The Wednesday Night Liar's Club

The Fine Art of Persuasion

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, we will conduct a social experiment celebrating the tall tale.

Let's Talk Books Over Lunch!

Join the Brown Bag Book Club and walk away with a free book and a snack

Want to join a book club, but think you don't have time?  Like book clubs, but don't like the book selections?  Want to talk books with other readers, but you'd rather eat lunch?  The Brown Bag Book Club is perfect for you! 

Nice to Meet You!

New faces in the Children's Room and Teen Space

Along with our new, expanded library hours, we are happy to have so many fabulous new employees!Here is an interview with one of our new library associates. Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name? Whitney.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Tech leaders take a humorous look at picking and choosing what we reveal on social media:

Wellness Workshop: Diabetes and Heart Health

Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you discover the links between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Most important, you will learn ways to keep your heart healthy, whether you have diabetes or not.

Great Day in Harlem

Film and Discussion with Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of A Great Day in Harlem.This film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the famous 1958 photograph that brought together most of the era's jazz legends.

Join the Playwrights Circle!

New group will meet weekly to support the work of new dramatists

Are you a closet playwright? Are you ready to step into the spotlight and meet others who aspire to rock the stage with words? Join our new Playwrights Circle!