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.

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?

A Book for 'Downton Abbey' Fans

'Life Below Stairs': True Lives of Edwardian Servants

I discovered Downton Abbey recently, and so was fascinated with Life Below Stairs.  I just

Reading Through Time and Space: Mystical, Magical Deserts!

Sand, sun ... and sword fighting!

Though the lush, wet spring weather is a pleasure in its own right, I can't help but sometimes yearn for searing heat, blinding sun and a climate so sparse and dry, you'd think lawn mowing and flash floods were just another urban legend. For this installation of Reading Through Time and Space, let's grab a book and journey to the desert!  To mystical, magical, unnamed deserts, where things are not always what they seem and just about can -- and does -- happen.  

Sarah Dessen on June 4

Meet the best-selling author!

Best-selling author Sarah Dessen, will talk about her new book The Moon and More in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr.

Engaging Non-Fiction for the Young Reader

'Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller' by Doreen Rappaport

The story of Helen Keller is truly an amazing and inspiring one, and Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport is a very captivating read about this brilliant woman. The compelling pictures by Matt Tavares also provide great insight into how Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, learned to read and experienced the world. 

Summer Kick-off: Book Swap & Film Showing

Come for the book swap, stay for the film!

The Cherry Blossoms have fallen and summer is on its way.  Come meet the Fiction Lover's Book Club on Tuesday, May 28 as we launch our summer reading season with a book swap and film showing.  Recycle your familiar reads by trading with another book lover, or choose from the free books or audiobooks on the Fiction Lover's Book Club's swap cart.  Then join the group as we watch a film favo

Book Review: 'Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend'

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks is an engaging, clever story told from the point of view of an imaginary friend.