Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King!

All Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th to honor the birth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th for their normal hours.

Ways you can celebrate the holiday:
  • Listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech online or watch the video on YouTube.
  • Place holds on items relating to King in the library catalog. Or download the eAudiobook Martin's Big Words for your kids!
  • Participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr  Day of Service.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"  Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
  • Plan your visit to The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) in Atlanta!  Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through various programs and partnerships, they strive to educate the world about his life and teachings, inspire new generations to further his work, and strengthen causes and changemakers continuing his efforts today.
  • Take part in Albuquerque's Martin Luther King Holiday Parade on Sunday!  Help commemorate Martin Luther King's work, message, and inspiration at the MLK Holiday parade. The event begins 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at University and Martin Luther King Boulevard NE, heading west to Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza. (You can also find information about the city's holiday closures on the same page.)

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