Check out our MLK Events

January 2nd, 2020

Check out our MLK Events


Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Children

MLK Storytime & Craft
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, children and caregivers are encouraged to listen to stories that celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and make peace crafts. While supplies last.
Nora Navra Library on Wednesday, January 15 from 10:30am - 12pm

For Teens

Empower: It's Leadership Time
Compare Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.'s leadership style to other leaders of the civil rights movement. This program is part of a series that supports teens in celebrating themselves. For ages 11 - 17.
Nora Navra Library on Thursday, January 16 from 4:30pm - 6pm

ToNN-O-Fun Jeopardy: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition
Teens are invited to test their knowledge of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.
Nora Navra Library on Thursday, January 23 from 4:30pm - 6pm

For All Ages

Wake Up! The Power of Achieving the Dream of MLK in 2020
Enjoy a cultural celebration of the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guest speakers will engage in a panel discussion and Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.
Nora Navra Library on Monday, January 13 from 5pm - 7:30pm

Selma: A Movie Event
The 2014 film Selma shows the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL and features the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Stay after to discuss the film and the life of Dr. King.
Nora Navra Library on Tuesday, January 14 from 4pm - 7pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Celebrate Dr. King with a program featuring Ausettua AmorAmenkum, director of Kumbuka Collective/adjunct professor at Tulane University; Bamboula 2000; Voices of Pride from Edna Karr High School; and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission.
Main Library on Thursday, January 16 from 10:30am - 12pm

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