Monday, January 7, 2013

Library Closed January 21st for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A day on, not a day off

Fernandez, Benedict J. Dr. Spock, Dr. King and Rev. Rice Marching Down 5th Ave. NYC. April 15, 1967. 1967. The King Center Digital Archive. The King Center. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.

GRCC and Holman Library will be closed Monday January 21, 2013 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. But this is no ordinary day off from school! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: 
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
It is to honor this spirit that we take a day in January to celebrate Dr. King through serving others. Visit to find a volunteer opportunity where you live or to volunteer in King County visit the United Way's MLKDay website:

Can't volunteer that day? Honor Dr. King by reading a book or watching a documentary about his life and work. Many can be found at the Black History Month and MLK LibGuide:

Books in the library:

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson

I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.
Michael Eric Dyson

Documentaries in the library:

Roads to Memphis: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Look Here
1957 television interview with MLK re-presented by NBC News

...and many, many more. See a librarian for help locating these and other materials and Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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