Friday, January 11, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Tigard Public Library

Monday, January 21st
3-4 p.m.
Suitable for all ages
Houghton Reading Room

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and his vision for improving human rights through non-violent measures.

Storyteller Rachel Foxman will perform a collection of world folktales that illuminate social justice and ways to mediate disputes peacefully. Ms. Foxman is a Resident Artist in Storytelling for Young Audiences in Oregon and southwest Washington.

The film "Martin's Big Words" will play throughout the day. Based on the book by Doreen Rappaport, the film depicts Dr. King's life through his own words. African-American traditions come alive in this story rich in culture and history.

Martin Luther King Jr. question-and-answer bookmarks will be available throughout the Library. Special displays on both floors of the Library will feature books about Dr. King available for checkout.

For more information, please call the library at 503-684-6537 and request the Adult Reference Desk, or visit the library's Adult Programs page.