On Monday, January 18, Milwaukee Public Library’s King Branch will be open and hold a day of special programs to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. The programs are free and open to the public. The programs are presented in partnership with the Teen Advisory Board and funded by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.
When: Monday, January 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Martin Luther King library
310 West Locust Street, Milwaukee
What: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through health screenings, crafts, a blood drive live music and dancing and a poetry slam.
Free Blood Pressure and Diabetes Screenings from 9:00 am‐12:00 pm
Provided by nurses from the Columbia College of Nursing
Create a King Day T‐shirt from 9:00 am‐12:00 pm
Join Milwaukee artist Fatima Laster of FKL Visual Arts and members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board to create a mural painting.
The Imani Dancers Hip Hop Presentation from 12:00‐12:30 pm
Performance by Martin Luther King Elementary School’s African American Immersion Program
Mayor Tom Barrett will give welcome at 12:00 pm
African American Children’s Theatre Performance from 12:30‐1:00 pm
See the first act of “Milwaukee Heroes” and monologues about Dr. King by members of the theatre company.
Live Performance of Music of the Civil Rights from 2:00‐3:00 pm
See Larry Moore Trio perform live renditions of the music that kept the Civil Rights Movement alive.
Poetry Slam from 3:30‐4:30 pm
Hear spoken word performances focused on Dr. King’s life and dreams.
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