Honoring MLK Day: Activities, books, resources & more

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off on Monday, January 16. Below find title suggestions, online resources, and more to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the best-known leaders of the civil rights movement.

And, yes, we’re open! The Main Library and Maze Branch Library are open, and the Dole Branch Library is closed, as it usually is on Mondays.

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Find titles below that honor Martin Luther King Jr., his life, and his legacy.

Main Library Idea Box with Martin Luther King Jr. memorial display

In the Main Library Idea Box

All January, the Idea Box window display transports visitors to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, room 306, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. You can view images, quotes, and a copy of King's "I Have A Dream" speech as a memorial to his profound legacy of peace and racial justice.

We'll also be adding "Dream Hands" from community members. We encourage you to write your dreams for the future on paper hands, as a tribute to King's life, and we'll add them to the display all month. If you would like to create a Dream Hand, please see below.

Dream Hands that patrons write on, to be added to the Martin Luther King display in the Main Library Idea Box

Try these activities

Drop-In Dream Hands, Monday, January 16, 11 am-2 pm, Main Library Idea Box. Stop into the Idea Box to write your dream on a paper hand, and we'll add it to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial display!

Drop-In Craft: Peace Quilt Squares, Monday, January 16, 2-4 pm, Main Library Children's Services. Stop by the Main Library Children's Services Area to decorate a fabric square and sew it onto our ongoing peace quilt. Learn more »

Dream Hands, all month long, Main Library Children's Services and Dole and Maze branches. Stop by a service desk, write out your dream for the future, and we'll add your Dream Hand to the display throughout January. Learn more »

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