Tribute to Dr. King to include 'Read-in' on Jan. 17

Dr. KingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in January.

The library will hold its Second annual Dr. King Read-In on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 1-3 p.m. Special guests and library staff members will read some of Dr. King’s work and stories inspired by him. 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.

The program is free and open to people of all ages.

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will accept “Food for Fines” from Jan. 18 to 24 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day of Service.

For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The food will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — Southern Branch.

 Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information.