On Monday, January 16, Milwaukee Public Library’s King Branch (310 W. Locust Street) 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. Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through a day of arts, crafts, live music and storytelling. All other Milwaukee Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 16.
Here is the lineup for the day:
Free Blood Pressure Screenings and Flu Shots from 9:00 am-12:00 pm (city employees are reminded that healthy rewards points can be earned)
Martin Luther King Day Timeline 9:00am -12:00pm
Visitors will be encouraged to share their personal experiences with those events and how they’ve been impacted and participate in a trivia quiz
Collage-Making for Teens with Artist Jasmine Barmore 9:00am – 12:00pm
Dream Books with Rochelle Melander 10:30am – 12:00pm
Participants can capture their dreams in tiny how-to books they create
Mayor Tom Barrett will give welcome at 12:00 pm
Afro-Brazilian Percussion Performance by Lancaster Elementary 12:15 – 12:30pm
Tribute to Dr. King by Alpha Phi Alpha 12:30 – 12:45pm
Kevin Hayden Band Performs 1:00 – 1:45pm
Ex Fabula Fellows 2:00pm- 2:45pm
Listen to true, personal stories told by community members
Signature Dance Company Performs 3:00 – 3:30pm
Peace Cookies for all ages 3:30-4:30 pm
End the day on a sweet note with cookie decorating. Complimentary water will be available courtesy of Roundy’s and complimentary coffee will be provided by Stone Creek Coffee.
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