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Special programs planned to celebrate Dr. King's birthday

Dr. KingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and legacy by offering special programs. The programs are free and open to people of all ages. Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information.
•    MLK Day of Service: Food for Fines from Jan. 12-18 – The library will accept “Food for Fines” in recognition of Martin Luther King Day of Service. People can make a donation of non-perishable food items at both the Main Library and Richmond Branch locations. The food will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — Southern Branch. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. 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.
•     “Read In” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. – Staff members and special guests will read Dr. King’s speeches and stories inspired by his great work. Selections will include: “I Have a Dream” speech, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport and “My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Christine King Farris. Light refreshments will be served.
•    Fun Day Sunday: Remembering Dr. King on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. –Participants will decorate a tile that reflects their own vision for peace and hope in the future. Tiles will be integrated into a mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required for the Sunday craft. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, or visit the Main Library Youth Services Desk to register.