Flint, MI, January 4, 2024 – The Gloria Coles Flint Public Library will host the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration Program Monday, January 15, 2024 at 2pm. The annual program will showcase song, movement, poetry and community engagement honoring the vision of peace and social justice Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed throughout his life.  The annual program will also feature Bestselling Author and Storyteller, Shani Womack, as Master of Ceremonies and Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Dr. Tonya Bailey, as Keynote Speaker.

Recognizing the connection between his life's work and the library world, this year’s strategic theme is “It Starts with Me”. The theme defines the 2024 King Holiday Observance while serving as a compass for all the work we will do this upcoming calendar year and beyond. The Library will be open from 9am to 6pm on Monday January 15, 2024, and the celebration is free and open to the public. Activities will start at 10am, and the annual program commence at 2pm, there will be something for the whole family including:

  • Filmography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life
  • Vision board & button making activities 
  • Children crafts & activities
  • Engaging community conversation
  • Anti-Racism Resource Collection
  • 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Program

We welcome you to join our celebration as we strive to cultivate a community mindset that will ultimately transform unjust systems. Light refreshments will be served after the program. For more information about these events please contact, Shana Rowser, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator, at srowser@fpl.info.

The Gloria Coles Flint Public Library has served the people of this community since 1851. Our vision is to be Flint’s go-to place to learn for life. We encourage formal and informal learning for all ages, in all mediums for your entire life. To learn more visit www.fpl.info.

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