Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please refer to for more information on interim services.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

June 4Identity Thief Comedy about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) living it up after stealing a businessman's (Jason Bateman) identity.Directed by Seth Gordon.111 minutes, 2013. Rated R.

Three Medieval Women for Today

One of my favorite daily shows on NPR is Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. This five-minute radio program spotlights poetry and historical tidbits, usually of literary figures and historical events. Recently, he profiled Julian of Norwich (1342-1416?) and how, on that particular day in history, she had received the last of her revelations.

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Don't be insulted if they call you a bird-brain -- it means you're pretty smart! The stories of what these birds can figure out will amaze you.

Author Talk - The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973

On Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m., Kathleen Frydl will talk about her new book, The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Books for Children

Shalom!  Did you know that May is National Jewish American Heritage Month?Come to the Children's Room to learn more about the vibrant and diverse culture of Jewish American people.From history and biographies, to picture books and graphic novels, we've got you covered! Here are a few great picks to get you started:

LP Recordings at MLK

The MLK Library has a large collection of music CDs in the Popular Services Department, but many of our users may be  surprised to learn that the library also has a large collection of LP music recordings in the Information Services Department on the second floor in Room 209. This collection contains recordings from the 1940s through the 1990s, and includes classical, popular, religious, folk, worl

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...Edvard Munch

From May 19 to July 28, the National Gallery of Art will feature the exhibit "Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute," which will include the Norwegian artist's most famous work, The Scream.

Patents and Trademarks: The Basics

An Informational Workshop

Come and learn the basic facts about the U.S. patenting and trademark process on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Room 220.  This workshop is presented in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  

Teen Book Review

With summer vacation only a few weeks away, I’m sure many of you are making plans for what to do with your free time.  But as the saying goes, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  Don’t believe me?