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.

Learn the Basics of Digital Painting

An Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Could you be the next Leonardo Da Vinci? Try your hand at Digital Painting in Photoshop.

'Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors'

A National Archives Guide

Do you have Caribbean ancestors?

Edit images with PhotoshopCS6

An Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Want to give your photos a makeover? It feels like magic in Photoshop.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

In this hour-long class we will learn the basics to get you started designing content for print or web. The first half of the class will convene in one of our Digital Commons meeting spaces, where we will take a guided tour of navigation panels and tool bars.

DIY 30 second films

A Vine tutorial

Record quiet moments, artistic narratives, or just plain goofy fun with an app called Vine!Essentially a stop-motion video app for your iPhone, Vine lets users create their own short, 30-second films to share with the world.See an example here!

Taking Bites Out of Crime

It's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

The Civil Rights Act of l964: Is It Relevant Today?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L 88-352) is considered the nation's most comprehensive civil rights law enacted by Congress to end discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national orgin. President John F. Kennedy first proposed the landmark action in a July 11, 1963 nationally televised address. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation into law on July 2, 1964.

'The Indignant Generation'

A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics 1934-1960

The Indignant Generation has garnered numerous honors since it was published in 2011.

Keeping Cool through Crafts

Teen Space Craft Books

Are you tired of the hot and sticky weather? Want to stay cool and busy? Visit Teen Space and browse craft books.

'The Heart of the Race Problem'

'The Life of Kelly Miller' by Dr. Ida E. Jones

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. as Dr. Ida E. Jones, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, discusses her book, The Heart of the Race Problem: The Life of Kelly Miller.