Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CELEBRATE DR. KING’S BIRTHDAY @ THE PRATT

Celebrate the Dream: Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration

Take a virtual tour of the new Dr. King Memorial in Washington, DC and "relive" the memorial dedication, which took place on October 16, 2011.

WHERE: Forest Park Branch (click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 (4:00  - 6:00 PM)
Suggested Audience: Whole Family

 

King: A Comic Book Biography

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — In His Own Words

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King as we listen to his speeches and watch a brief documentary about his life.

WHERE: Reisterstown Road Branch (click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 (6-7:30 PM)
Suggested Audience: Whole Family

 

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

Stories and activities celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Suggested Library Book: March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris

WHERE: Edmondson Avenue Branch (click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 (4:00 PM)
Suggested Audience: Kids: Six to Twelve

 

You can make a Difference MLK

Day of Service

Listen to a story about Martin Luther King, Jr. and discover ways to help out in your community.

WHERE:  Orleans Street Branch
(click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 (3:45  - 5:00 PM)
Suggested Audience: Kids: Six to Twelve

 

Ron Kipling Williams and the New Antioch Choir

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Celebration through Music and Poetry

Celebrate the enduring legacy of Dr. King with original poetry and music from Baltimore poet, writer, and social activist Ron Kipling Williams and his performing arts group, plus songs of inspiration and joy performed by the New Antioch Church choir under the direction of Lady Wilson.

WHERE: Southeast Anchor Library (click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 (1:00 PM)
Suggested Audience: Adults,Seniors

 

Gregory Gibson Kenney

I Had a Dream: A Conversation with a Friend

presented by Gregory Gibson Kenney

During a dream, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. meets actor Gregory Gibson Kenney at the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. King shares four speeches, how he wishes to be remembered, and how fear is no longer a factor in his survival. Mr. Kenney portrays both Dr. King and the narrator.

Gregory Gibson Kenney as MLKA professionally trained actor, Gregory Kenney studied at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in association with Point Park College. He has performed in numerous feature films, theatrical productions, and commercials. In 1998 Kenney was awarded the YWCA Racial Justice Award. He serves on the Education Advisory Board of the National Basebal Hall of Fame.

Photos courtesy of Gregory Gibson Kenney and Educate Us Productions, www.educateus.org

WHERE: Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium (click on the location to see map)
WHEN: Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 (2:30 PM)
Suggested Audience: Whole Family, Teens, Adults, Seniors