The Dream Lives On
Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at the Library
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sponsored by the Multicultural Multiracial Community Council of Farmington/Farmington Hills
including the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Public Schools, and Cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills.
All events at the Main Library take place in the Auditorium,
unless otherwise noted.
- 9:00–9:30 a.m.: The celebration begins at 9:00 a.m., where participants will gather at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 28000 New Market Road, and walk to the Main Library (1/3 mile).
- 10:15 a.m.:Concert by the O.E. Dunckel Middle School Choir.
- 10:45 a.m.: Noted children’s author/illustrator Bryan Collier discusses I, Too, Am America, based on a poem by Langston Hughes that celebrates the African American Pullman porters who spread culture and literacy in a most unusual way. Books available for purchase and signing.
- 11:30 a.m.Poet Ber-Henda Williams, founder of Poetry, Pages and Scribes, a monthly poetry series
- 1:00 p.m.Traditional music and stories with a positive message, presented by Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr.
- 2:00 p.m.Performance by Harrison High School Dance Company
Children's Crafts Activities (Lower level Children's Program Room) - All Day.
Give back through service projects of making valentines for seniors (Conference Room A) or by donating non-perishable food items for local service organizations.
All performances generously sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library.
At the Main Library during normal open hours.
Children’s Craft Activities
(Lower Level—Children’s Program Room)
Work by artist/illustrator Gil Ashby will be on display at the Main Library from January through February.
(Main Level—Nonfiction Area)