Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Witnessing Brother Malcolm X

Book Talk with Professor A. Peter Bailey

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. as Professor A. Peter Bailey reads from his new book, Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher, A Memoir. Prof. Bailey was a close associate of Malcolm X and a founding member of The Organization of Afro American Unity. 

Diabetes Wellness Workshop

Take a second for your health (every second Tuesday)

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, a speaker from the American Diabetes Association will be here to help you understand the huge role life style plays in managing and avoiding diabetes, and the devastating effects of eating junk food and being a couch potato (or a "desk potato", i.e. sitting for long spells at work).

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

One woman uses her background in the performing arts and invention to design a technologically superior shoe to support a dancer's foot:

Author Talk: Fatemeh Zarei

Muslim Journeys Project

Fatemeh Zarei, author, poet, and artist, will read from her collection of short stories, Dreaming Is My Profession.  The author uses surrealistic techniques to bring out the dream-like quality of her stories, using simple and liquid style.

Nice to Meet You!

New Faces in Teen Space and the Children's Room

Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library!  What's your name?  Where are you from?Cassie Freeman, from Chicago.Nice to meet you, Cassie!  What's something fun you've done in the District so far?

Scratching Your Head Over eReader Downloads?

One-on-one help is on the way!

All thumbs when it comes to eReader downloads?  Shy with technology, but want to read books, see movies, and hear music for free online?  Great with technology, but just can't get the frakking download process to work? 

Fantasy Flicks arrives @ MLK

New film series to feature a wide array of Science Fiction & Fantasy films

Digital Collage Tutorial with Photoshop

Learn to compose images and arrange them in visually compelling ways with digital collage through Photoshop. A basic understanding of Photoshop is highly suggested, but not required. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes will be held Friday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.

Digital Nation

How technology shapes our lives

Doctors in our region and around the world are using technology to save lives with Cyberknife Robotic Surgery:

Intro to Python

Computer languages are here at the Digital Commons! Python is a simple computer language that is fast and easy to learn. Participants will build simple functional Python programs with guided instruction. Program building will be done on the credit card-sized powerhouse computer, the Raspberry Pi! Classes will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.